The annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival, the largest of its kind in the United States, takes place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public.
The festival features top-ranked ensembles from around the country and the world competing for partial scholarships to Berklee’s Five Week Summer Performance Program, as well as individual musicians, who can audition for tuition scholarships toward the full-time program or the summer performance program.
According to a 2017 study by the Barr Foundation, non-profit arts industry, which is part of the creative economy in Massachusetts supports 73,000 jobs and generates $1.4 billion in household income and $2.2 billion in economic activity.
Berklee College of Music is considered the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts. Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty and alumni – hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar and Emmy awards.
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