The Annual Jazz Festival In Danehy Park!

The Annual Jazz Festival In Danehy Park!

The Cambridge Jazz festival was held on July 29th in their new location; Danehy Park on a hot Sunday afternoon.

The Cambridge Jazz festival was held on July 29th in their new location; Danehy Park on a hot Sunday afternoon. The festival of jazz music in this park was to entertain and inform the people of Cambridge about the art of American jazz. This festival is committed to teaching the city more about the history of jazz as well as providing the scholarship “The Johnny Hodges Fund”

The founders of this annual jazz festival are Ron Savage and Larry Ward. They both want this festival to last forever. They are in their third year running, and it looked from the festival on Sunday, that this event is going to grow their audience every year. Both Ron and Larry one day came together and both wanted to promote a jazz festival in Cambridge, so they both made a plan and went through with it. There is an aspiration for artists to be in the industry in this age, so this jazz festival gets numerous calls from musicians trying to promote themselves to perform.

Both of the founders have a lot of people to help organize the start and end of this event. They have “seventy-five loyal” volunteers that helped put everything together said, Larry Ward. Both the founders needed all the help they could get, and fortunately, plenty of volunteers wanted to contribute. “People love how open it is,” so they can walk around the festival said by Ron Savage. Having the festival in a bigger place such as Danehy park, I believe helped make the festival more lively and welcoming.

I had the opportunity to talk to my mom who went to the jazz festival as well. Her first impression of the celebration was that she heard music coming from a big stage while numerous people were walking around the field. She also observed that there were vendors with different stations for food and etc. She was excited to go to hear the Ron Savage trio because when she was in college her major was Jazz Perforomist. My mother explained how it felt good to hear some real “b-bop.” Ultimately, this jazz festival not only brought jazz lovers together but brought the community together.