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Charles River Jazz Festival

Charles River Jazz Festival

Founded in 2021, The Charles River Jazz Festival is an all day music and art experience located at Herter Park in Allston, MA. Despite limited funding and a short timeline, our inaugural festival brought over 500 people and we’re excited to continue growing and showcasing the many sides of Jazz music.

Through music we celebrate the diverse cultures that the Boston community has to offer. Jazz is rooted in and led by the Black American experience and our goal is to continue to give a platform to this unique art form and to support local musicians and artist who embody the heart and soul of jazz. In our first year we were honored to showcase the Contemporary Jazz of Noah Preminger an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and winner of the Down Beat ‘Up and Coming Artist’ award, the Afro-fusion stylings of award-winning Mozambican guitarist and singer Albino Mbie, and the powerhouse vocals of Malden native and Grammy nominated singer Debo Ray.

It is our hope that The Charles River Jazz Festival brings fun and inspiration to the Boston community for many years to come!

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