About NBJF

For nearly a decade the New Bedford JazzFest has lit up the downtown and waterfront with the sounds of jazz, giving a platform for local/regional/national acts of the highest caliber. It has been a rough couple of years for many around the globe amidst the pandemic, especially artists and the venues that feature them. NBJF is no different, as we had to cancel our outdoor event in 2020 and produce an entirely online version of our fest instead. But now we are back, presenting an afternoon of jazz as we progress through the pandemic, this time in person!!! We are excited to partner with the historic Kilburn Mill space in the south end of New Bedford.

With floor to ceiling windows, waterfront views, and historic feel – along with a giant second floor outdoor deck that features free entertainment starting at 5p each Sunday – Kilburn Mill provides a perfect, airy backdrop for our first in-person event since 2019.

Ron Murray Trio feat. Artie Dixson will treat us to an eclectic mix of standards, bossa nova and other Latin influenced jazz from supremely talented and world experienced musicians.

Rebecca Cline Trio also has a Latin flair to their bop leaning sound. Lively and creative, Cline’s trio has been playing together for years and has developed a distinct style that will please both the casual listener and the jazz aficionado alike.

Tickets for this one afternoon event are available online and are only $25 for 3 hours of jazz!

Additionally, Kilburn Mill will have a full cash bar and a fun pub style food menu available for purchase throughout the event.

We hope you will join us for this fantastic lineup and come see what Kilburn Mill has to offer!

JazzFest is produced by and for the benefit of Your Theatre, Inc., New Bedford’s 75-year old community theatre group. YTI has partnered with Waterfront Historic League (WHALE) to purchase, restore and convert 149 William St. (First Baptist Church) into a permanent home and community arts center: Steeple Playhouse. Proceeds from this event will assist in this partnership to preserve vital historic architecture and provide a lasting home for NB’s longest running community theatre. www.yourtheatre.org

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