New Orleans Inspired Jazz at Annual Swingin’ in the Fens Free Concert
The Jelani Bauman Quartet takes the stage on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Boston, MA, July 1, 2013 - The sounds of New Orleans inspired jazz will again fill the Fenway neighborhood at the annual Swingin' in the Fens concert featuring Berklee-based act the Jelani Bauman Quartet. The free concert returns to Ramler Park, located at 120 Peterborough Street on July 17, at 6:30 p.m. Picnics and folding chairs are encouraged, and the event is wheelchair accessible. Presenters of Swingin' in the Fens are Berklee College of Music's Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement, the Fenway Civic Association, and City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. In the event of inclement weather, Swingin' in the Fens will be postponed to July 24, at 6:30 p.m.
The concert is part of Berklee's Summer in the City series presented by Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world’s leading asset managers, with more than 200 free outdoor concerts scheduled from May through September in neighborhoods throughout Metro Boston.
This year’s featured ensemble is the Jelani Bauman Quartet, featuring Berklee alumnus Jelani Bauman. Bauman attended high school at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) where he studied with legendary jazz educator Alvin Batiste and later at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York. His jazz quartet’s influences include various masters of American music, from Billy Strayhorn and Miles Davis to Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield, and the group also draws on Bauman’s New Orleans culture and heritage.
Since 1997, Mayor Thomas M. Menino's multi-faceted ParkARTS program has offered a wide variety of cultural offerings in Boston's parks including performing, participatory, and visual arts. By presenting programs in each of these three areas, ParkARTS ensures a broad variety of programming which appeals to many constituencies reaching all of Boston's neighborhoods.
The Fenway Civic Association is a board-driven, all-volunteer, member-supported organization whose goal is to promote and sustain a vital, livable neighborhood. Fenway Civic values the contributions that the neighborhood's arts and cultural institutions make to the Fenway, and is an active supporter and sustainer of the neighborhood's open spaces. Fenway Civic is proud to cosponsor Swingin' in the Fens, among other public-private partnerships that enhance the vitality and livability of the Fenway.
The Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement at Berklee College of Music cultivates and manages institutional relationships, partnerships, and programs that advance the college, mobilize musicians as leaders, and contribute to the cultural, educational, and artistic development of the Boston area and our society.
About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. (ngam.natixis.com) ranks among the world’s 15 largest asset managers.1 As a multi-affiliate company, NGAM brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers under one umbrella with the belief that this combined expertise offers unique market perspective. The firm spreads this same ideal in the global community by sponsoring programs and events that help enrich the lives of individuals and enhance and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music.
1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2012 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 13thlargest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2011.