7th Annual Jazz Appreciation Day Concert on April 2
SALEM – The 7th Annual Jazz Appreciation Day Concert event will be held to kick off Jazz Appreciation month on Saturday, April 2 from 2 to 4PM. The event is a partnership with the City of Salem, Salem Five, and the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival. The free show will take place in the Salem Five Community Room at 210 Essex Street.
Performing this year will be the North Shore Jazz Project All Stars, a big band made up of the North Shore’s premier high school-aged jazz musicians, directed by professional saxophonist Mike Tucker.
“The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival merged with the North Shore Jazz Project late last year and the NSJP All Stars are now under our direction. We couldn’t be more excited,” said Executive Director Larry Claflin Jr. “Having these young musicians on stage is at the core of what the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is about – providing students with an opportunity to perform at no cost to the public.”
This show will open the festival’s 10th season of producing free concerts and supporting music-education causes on the North Shore.
In the coming months, the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, a volunteer-run nonprofit, will put on:
- The SJSF/Berklee Summer Series at Derby Square in Salem with Berklee College of Music student bands on May 14, June 11, July 9, and Aug. 14.
- The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival: a two-day concert at the Salem Willows with 10 bands, a music-education tent, kids tent, 21-plus beer garden and artisans selling hand-made goods on Aug. 20 and 21, 2016.
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is now in its 10th season as a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that produces free concerts and raises money for music education causes on the North Shore. For more information, visit salemjazzsoul.org.