Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival: Love and Hunger: The Life and Music of Billie Holiday
September 24, 2009
Now in its ninth year, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival—Boston's largest and most popular outdoor festival—has expanded to nine days and nine stages at locations in Boston and Cambridge, and has named world-renowned drummer and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington its new artistic director. From September 18 to 26, superstars and local artists will come together in free and ticketed offerings that have drawn upwards of 70,000 people of all ages from every neighborhood in Boston and all over New England. The festival's largest roster yet will feature performances by more than 20 bands and 130 musicians at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC), Scullers Jazz Club, Regattabar, Wally's Cafe, Berklee's Cafe 939 and David Friend Recital Hall, and outdoor stages along Columbus Avenue. The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival is sponsored by Target and Dunkin' Donuts.
Thursday, September 24- An original play written and performed by Berklee students, Love and Hunger: A Play with Music about the Life and Work of Billie Holiday is a collaboration between the Advanced Theater Production Workshop, taught by Liberal Arts associate professors Rebecca Perricone and Amy Merrill, and the Billie Holiday Ensemble, taught by Percussion professor Terri Lyne Carrington.