Cambridge Jazz Festival

Sunday, July 27, 12 - 6 pm

University Park Commons, Sidney St.

JazzBoston congratulates the organizers of the Cambridge Jazz Festival on what is sure to be an extraordinary debut. This festival will have it all: a top-notch lineup of local and national jazz artists, amazing food from neighborhood vendors and some of Greater Boston's most popular food trucks, an outdoor beer cafe for the 21+ crowd, and an important cause.

"Jazz has always brought people together," said Larry Ward, the Festival's executive director. "We have spectacular local talent -and we have a diverse and sophisticated population that loves great music. Cambridge is the perfect city for a summer jazz festival. And, we intend to use the Festival to launch a new music scholarship program for Cambridge students."

The festival's still evolving lineup includes two-time Grammy award-winning jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, who will be joined by Motown legend Valerie Simpson; two-time Boston Music Award winning vocalist Dominique Eade; the highly regarded Ron Savage Trio; Brazilian great Fernando Brandão with the Berklee Brazilian All-Stars; and the inspirational George W. Russell Jr. Trio.

Hosting the event will be Eric Jackson, longtime WGBH radio host whose show, "Eric in the Evening," has brought jazz to a devoted Boston-area audience for more than 30 years. Co-host will be Cambridge local the Reverend Brenda Ann Henry-Brown.

For more details, visit the Festival website at or email

Be there for the Cambridge Jazz Festival's debut and bring your friends! We guarantee you'll have a great time. Your presence will also support the Cambridge and Boston jazz scene and help ensure that the festival becomes an annual event.

JazzBoston looks forward to building a partnership with the founders and co-producers of the Cambridge Jazz Festival, Larry Ward and Ron Savage. We share a passion for connecting people of all ages to jazz and through jazz, and a deep appreciation for the artists who make the music. Look for the JazzBoston table at the festival next Sunday!

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