Our mission is to entertain, and inform people about the uniquely American art of jazz through exceptional live performances, and also to provide inspiration and scholarships for young musicians in our community.
The Cambridge Jazz Festival was born through the combined talents and efforts of former City Councilor Larry Ward, and Chair of the Ensemble Dept. at the Berklee School of Music, Ron Savage. It is their vision that the interest, energy and excitement generated by the CJF will be the catalyst for a lasting, sustainable Culture of Jazz in Cambridge.
RON SAVAGE CO-FOUNDER
LARRY WARD CO-FOUNDER
HONORARy board members
TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON
2014 & 2015 Grammy Award-winning jazz artist; Professor, Berklee College of Music
Massachusetts State Representative
Executive Director, Cambridge Community Fund
Executive Director, George and Carrie Guscott Family Foundation
Cambridge City Councillor
Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School
Project Planner, Community Development Department, City of Cambridge
Executive Director, Cambridge Arts Council, & Managing Partner, Central Square Cultural District
JULIETTE C. MAYERS
President & CEO, Inspiration Zone, LLC; Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker