The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will return to Boston’s Greenway North End Parks for their Jazz in the Park 2019 Summer Concert Series on Tuesdays in July.

Join NEMPAC on the Greenway at North Street and Cross Street on July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This year’s series is co-presented by sponsors Century Bank & Trust Co.and Harbinger Development. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Led by the unique creative vision of Artistic Director Stefano Marchese, the series will showcase cultures of the world and create lasting impressions by taking the audience on a Jazz journey with a selection of world-known talented artists, in a non-traditional performance outdoor space in the City of Boston.

The series will kick off on July 9 with MIXCLA by combining sounds from the mountains of Chile, the traditions of Japan, and the fires of Cuba. It will follow on July 16 with Gabrielle Goodman, a well-versed Jazz, R&B, classical, gospel singer, and ASCAP Songwriting Award co-recipient with Chaka Khan. It will continue on July 23 with Scanzonati and their fuse of Italian Leggera with sophisticated Jazz harmonies and arrangements with soulful vocal textures. It will close on July 30 with Sawaari as they explore the nexus of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy.

This is an exciting time for our organization! Every year we bring together neighbors and friends from our Boston community and surrounding neighborhoods, to enjoy free music concerts, provide a relaxing picnic-like experience, and add exceptional value to our city life. We are excited to continue to make again the Greenway North End Parks a destination for music and culture. – NEMPAC Executive Director Sherri Snow

Inspired by this “al fresco” event, picnic basket options will be available for purchase online at the Boston Public Market “Mercato” website. Upon pre-ordering, they can be picked up by their information desk.

To learn more, visit  nempacboston.org/jazz-in-the-park.

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