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Once a year, the New Bedford JazzFest lights up the waterfront with the sounds of jazz, giving a platform for local/regional/national acts of the highest caliber. However, this year is different, very different. It has been a rough year 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. 

The death of NBJF was greatly exaggerated! We will not be stopped! This year we are moving our event online. This time we are offering a weekend of content for FREE / Pay What You Can.

2 nights of jazz on 3/5 and 3/6 at 730p, and a jazz brunch offering at 11a on Sunday.

You will see interviews with our performers and even have access to a special drink and food recipe video so you can get that festival feel from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Sign up in advance, for free, and have access to all 3 days of content with one registration that will be emailed to you!

If you donate anything you will get access to the full weekend’s online events, AND on demand access for a period of time after the big weekend, so if you can’t make the event….you can make your own schedule!

If you donate $50+, we will mail you a JazzFest cap and bumper sticker so you can show just how much you love our event!

If you donate $100+, we will give you all the above AND a CD Pack AND a New Bedford arts calendar. All courtesy of Whaling City Sound and Fiber Optics Center. The CD Pack will feature two of our JazzFest artists: Dave Zinno and Marcus Monteiro.

JazzFest is produced by and for the benefit of Your Theatre, Inc., New Bedford’s 73-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

For updates about the festival “like” our Facebook Page.

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