Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival: Outdoor Festival
September 26, 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.
12:00 p.m. Berklee Salsa Ensemble; Dunking Doughnuts Stage Ashanti Munir; Berklee Stage Berklee City Music All Stars; Target Stage 12:50 p.m. The Donna McElroy Quartet; Target Stage 1:00 p.m. Marcus Santos and Bloco AfroBrazil; Columbus Avenue (Street Performance) 1:20 p.m. Elan Trotman; Berklee Stage 1:30 p.m. Donald Harrison; Dunk Doughnuts Stage 2:00 p.m. Joe Louis Walker; Target Stage 3:00 p.m. Yoron Israel: David "Fathead" Newman Tribute; Berklee Stage 3:10 p.m. Jane Bunnett, Ft. Elio Villafranca; Dunking Doughnuts Stage 3:35 p.m. Berklee P-Funk Ensemble with Lenny Stallworth; Target Stage 4:30 p.m. Berklee Tower of Power Ensemble with Wayne Naus, Special Guest Little Joe cook; Berklee Stage 4:45 p.m. Defenders of the Groove Featuring Ernie Andrews, Plas Johnson, and Melvin Sparks; Target Stage Eguie Castrillo and His Orchestra; Dunkin Doughnuts Stage