The 7th annual BeanTown Jazz Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Saturday Sept. 29, and feature more than 30 acts at various free and ticketed events. The highlight of the festival will be a Friday night all-star benefit concert at Symphony Hall, directed by Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein to create a scholarship in memory of his wife Joyce. Entitled “A Celebration of Jazz and Joyce,” the concert will feature Roy Haynes, Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano (pictured), Regina Carter, Geri Allen, Kenny Werner, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, Jon Faddis, Lizz Wright, Jimmy Cobb and Ray Drummond. Tickets go on sale August 15 and can be purchased in person at the Symphony Hall box office or at their Web site.
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