For nearly a decade the New Bedford JazzFest has lit up the Southcoast Massachusetts music scene 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. After a successful “mini” event in November of ’21 at Kilburn Mill, now we are back, and looking forward to announcing our full scale10th Anniversary show, soon!
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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