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Berklee BeanTown Jazz Fest Returns to Boston

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The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, drawing 80,000 attendees in the past, returns to Boston for its 13th year in September. The free outdoor festival takes place on Saturday, September 28 in Boston’s South End. This year’s festival celebrates “Jazz: The Next Generation,” supported by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The festival features three stages of live performances by over 15 artists. Terri Lyne Carrington, Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer and Berklee professor, serves as Artistic Director for the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. The day-long festival is capped off by a ticketed performance featuring jazz legend Sonny Rollins at the Boston Opera House Saturday evening.

Festival sponsor Natixis Global Asset Management hosts The Natixis Family Park, transforming Carter Playground with activities including face painting, inflatables, KidsJam, and an “instrument petting zoo” staffed by Berklee professionals. The outdoor celebration also features a variety of vendor booths offering foods and crafts from all over the world.

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