Instrument Petting Zoo

Instrument petting zoo at Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival; photo by Mike Ritter

One of the most popular features of the Beantown Jazz Festival is the instrument petting zoo. Whether you’re a two-year-old or 92, “the zoo” enables you to explore a variety of instruments in a hands-on way. Berklee faculty and students demonstrate how to hold, play, and experience these varied instruments.

While exploring instruments’ feel and sound, attendees need only look to the Beantown Jazz Festival stages to see the magic these same instruments are capable of in the hands of professional artists and musicians. Put the two together and the next great artists may just be "born at Beantown."

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