Photos and Video: Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival 2013

By
Mike Keefe-Feldman
October 8, 2013
Christian Scott
Meshell Ndegeocello
Thousands converge upon the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival.
Marcos Santos and Bloco AfroBrazil bring rhythm to the streets of the festival.
Young music fans enjoy the festival's "instrument petting zoo."
City Music Boston High School Academy student Samuel Joseph is the winner of the Natixis City Music Summer Scholarship to attend the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance program. Joseph is joined here by (left to right): Berklee President Roger H. Brown; John Hailer, president and CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management; Misael Martinez, director of City Music Boston; J. Curtis Warner, Jr., associate vice president of education outreach and City Music executive director; Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival artistic director, Berklee professor and multiple Grammy Award-winner Terri Lyne Carrington; Larry Simpson, Berklee senior vice president for academic affairs/provost; and Krystal Prime Banfield, dean for Berklee City Music.
Charnett Moffett performs with the Will Calhoun Trio.
Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors
Street vendors offer festival attendees an array of cuisine.
Matt Savage Quartet featuring Bobby Watson
Robin McKelle and the Flytones
Will Calhoun
Photo by Dave Green
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Dave Green
Photo by Dave Green
Photo by Dave Green
Photo by Dave Green
Photo by Dave Green
Photo by Dave Green

The 13th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival was held on September 28, 2013. Tens of thousands of music lovers gathered along several city blocks in Boston to enjoy jaw-dropping free performances from some of today’s most talented artists on three stages.

The ARAMARK/Coca-Cola Stage featured performances by Christian Scott, the Will Calhoun Trio, the Matt Savage Quartet featuring Bobby Watson, the Rick DiMuzio Quintet, and the Giorgi Mikadze Group.

The Natixis Global Asset Management Stage showcased Meshell Ndegeocello, Lawrence “Larry” Watson and the Workforce, the Berklee P-Funk Ensemble, Matt Jenson and the Liquid Revolution, and the Berklee City Music All-Stars Big Band.

The Berklee Stage hosted performances from Robin McKelle and the Flytones, the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors featuring Adam Cruz, the Mike Tucker Trio +1 featuring Warren Wolf, the Bell Affair featuring Karen Bell, and the Simon Moullier Quartet.

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Watch a video featuring highlights from the 2013 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival here: