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The 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival is happening on Sunday, July 26th


12 to 6pm

University Park Commons

Sidney Street

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The 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival is happening on Sunday, July 26th


12 to 6pm

University Park Commons

Sidney Street

Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon

Cambridge Native Nnenna Freelon  is a singer, composer and arranger who has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and has performed with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, and Herbie Hancock among others. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and the  Kennedy Center and has been described as "a spell-binding professional, who rivets attention with her glorious, cultivated voice and canny stagecraft"

Ron Savage

Ron Savage

Drummer Ron Savage is the chair of the Ensemble Department at the Berklee College of Music, and is a Co-Founder of the Cambridge Jazz Festival. Ron and his trio will be collaborating with Nneena Freelon to perform a salute to Billie Holliday at this year’s Festival.

JoAnne Brackeen

JoAnne Brackeen

JoAnne Brackeen is consistently rated as one of the best jazz pianists in the world. She has “consistently defied convention, remaking herself and her art many times over” from her early roots in the Bebop scene of the 1950’s and is a “legendary player of immense stature.”

Eguie Castrillo

Eguie Castrillo

Eguie Castrillo is latin percussionist and Grammy Award winner who has performed and recorded with Tito Puente, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Winwood and toured with Arturo Sandoval. He will be appearing with his sizzling international band “The Latin Jazz Connection”.

Laszlo Gardony

Laszlo Gardony

Laszlo Gardony, is a unique classically-trained ‘jazz architect’ who also has roots in progressive rock, blues, Appalachian and American folk music. He’s been praised by Dave Brubeck for his “fluid pianism”. All About Jazz put him “on par with Bill Evans”. 

Alexander Tóth

Alexander Tóth

The Tóth Brothers are internationally recognized touring artists who have recently burst onto the jazz scene in Boston with their unique blend of Smooth Jazz. While each is an exceptional artist in his own right, their almost telepathic connection has allowed them to create a never-heard-before sound.