Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Media Coverage

Press and news coverage of the Beantown Jazz Festival; photo by Sean Hafferty

Each year, the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival receives extensive media coverage. The festival has been featured in the Boston Globe, WCVB-TV/Channel 5, the Boston Herald,, Boston Magazine, WBUR, WGBH, the Improper Bostonian, Jazz Times, the Huffington Post, Zagat’s Boston edition, and many more, as you will see via the documents below.

News Coverage:

Press Release

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Returns September 30

September 6, 2017

The festival is Boston's biggest block party—a free, annual, outdoor public concert that has drawn as many as 80,000 in past years with its host of jazz, Latin, blues, and funk performances, along with family activities and an array of food vendors.

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Mili sings passionately over the crowd.

Slideshow: Beantown Jazz Festival 2016

September 30, 2016

Tens of thousands of music lovers came together for "Boston's biggest block party" at the 2016 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 24, featuring three performance stages, local vendors, and kids activities.

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PODCAST: Mark Zaleski at Beantown Jazz

September 20, 2016

Saxophonist Mark Zaleski, an associate professor in Berklee's Harmony Department, will perform at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on September 24. 

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Press Release

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Returns September 23-24

August 24, 2016

Featured acts include John Scofield, Al Jarreau, the Billy Hart Trio, Pitch Slapped, and Behind These Eyes, among others.

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Slideshow: Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival 2015

October 15, 2015

This year's Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival was yet another success, attracting some 60,000 people of all ages to Boston’s South End to enjoy a day of world-class free music.

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Press Hit

Chronicle Features Terri Lyne Carrington

April 13, 2015

Channel 5's Chronicle profiles drummer and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington in its annual series, "Game Changers," which spotlights people who are transforming their fields. 

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Beantown Jazz Festival 2014

October 17, 2014

The 14th annual Beantown Jazz Festival brings more than 60,000 fans out into Boston's South End for a packed day of eclectic music, food, and fun.

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2014 BeanTown Press (PDF)
2013 BeanTown Press (PDF)
2012 BeanTown Press (PDF)
2011 BeanTown Press (PDF)
2010 BeanTown Press (PDF)

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