25 jazz ensembles gathered at a series of connected, walkable locations along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting a curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective concert that celebrated the great jazz community in Boston today. These 25 jazz ensembles came together simultaneously to interpret the same set list in their own style. The audience strolled along a one-mile stretch of the Charles River, discovering new songs, artists, and areas of the Esplanade. What a dynamic and evolving jazz concert experience!
Jazz Along the Charles was a free public event, part of Celebrity Series’ commitment to free public performance experiences for the people of Boston. Previous Celebrity Series projects have included Street Pianos Boston (2013 & 2016), Le Grand Continental(2014), and Let’s Dance Boston! (2015 & 2017).