MISSION

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.

 

FOUNDERS

 

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.

 

Board members

 

PATRICIA WASHINGTON

Chair

RICHARD THORNE

Vice Chair

DEBORAH AVANT 

Treasurer

dawn anderson

JAMME CHANTLER

ROBERT COOPER

ferna phillips

RON SAVAGE

Music Director

LARRY WARD

Executive Director

 

FOUNDING MEMBERS

RON SAVAGE     CO-FOUNDER

LARRY WARD    CO-FOUNDER

 

MARI BADGER

ELIZABETH BARTLE

DONNA DEANGELIS

ALESSANDRA FIX

KATHY KOSINSKI

RICK KOSINSKI

CAIA LEE

 

 

HONORARy board members

 

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON 

2014 & 2015 Grammy Award-winning jazz artist; Professor, Berklee College of Music

 

MARJORIE DECKER 

Massachusetts State Representative

 

ROBERT HURLBUT

Executive Director, Cambridge Community Fund

 

Carrie Guscott

Executive Director, George and Carrie Guscott Family Foundation

 

DAVID MAHER

Cambridge City Councillor

                                                                                                                                           

CHARLES OGLETREE

Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School

 

ELAINE THORNE

Project Planner, Community Development Department, City of Cambridge

 

JASON WEEKS

Executive Director, Cambridge Arts Council, & Managing Partner, Central Square Cultural District

 

JULIETTE C. MAYERS

President & CEO, Inspiration Zone, LLC; Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker