The MARBLEHEAD SUMMER JAZZ concerts
have been presented for the last 30 years by
the Marblehead Jazz Associates, founded in 1985 by Marbleheads Gene
King and Richard Conte out of a passion for good classical and contemporary jazz. There
are generally four to six summer concerts each year, plus occasional off-season concerts.
Among the performers who have graced the MSJ stage in the past are Charlie Byrd, Bucky
Dave Frishberg, Gary Burton, Deborah Henson-Conant, Leroy Jones, and Dave McKenna, along
with Clark Terry, Etta James, Kevin Mahogany, Gray Sargent, and Dakota
Staton. The list is
a long one, and many of these artists do return concerts.
were held in
Marblehead, Massachusetts, about 15 miles north of
Boston, and get under way at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
for getting here are easy. Marblehead is a lovely and historic seacoast town well
worth the short drive. Many spend the day of the concert enjoying our town, its
harbor, shops and restaurants.
MARBLEHEAD SUMMERJAZZ is a nonprofit organization that relies on the faithful
assistance of Volunteer Associates who handle seasonal mailings, concert logistics,
fund-raising, and the management of this web site.