Jazz Festival at Artists For Humanity 2022

March 19-27

Two weekends of jazz in a bespoke pop-up club!

Artists For Humanity is a nonprofit that helps talented young artists and designers launch creative careers from their stunning headquarters in South Boston. We're converting the space -- for two weekends -- into a jazz club with a full bar, table seating, and opportunities to enjoy the work of the talented young people served by Artists for Humanity!

As befits a space that was built in the service of youth and creativity, the jazz festival features red-hot young artists -- Matthew Whitaker Quartet, vocalist Veronica Swift, and Christian Sands -- and well-established names who consistently challenge and surprise.

In Gone in a Phrase of Air, the Regina Carter Quintet reflects on the legacy of "urban renewal" and the vibrant Black, immigrant, and disadvantaged neighborhoods demolished to make way for housing projects and infrastructure. In her Quartetinho, Anat Cohen brings together musicians from Israel, Brazil, and the United States to illustrate the universality of music.

Before Anat Cohen Quartetinho, Christian Sands and Regina Carter Quintet make their way to the stage, awaken your inner visual artist by interactively painting with Artists For Humanity. Color a section of a large jazz-themed art piece, conceptualized, and designed by Artists For Humanity teen graphic designers. 

Join the fun and enjoy dazzling music, a creativity-infused atmosphere, and a pop-up club environment!

Festival artwork by Artists For Humanity Graphic Design Studio.

The 2021/22 Jazz Festival is generously sponsored by
Leslie & Howard Appleby and Jill & David Altshuler.

Support provided by the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

The 2021/22 Jazz Festival is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.

Stop by the fully stocked bar!

Enjoy a sip at our full cash and card bar. Anytime throughout the performance, patrons are welcome to drink or eat the following light snacks:

  • Popcorn or Cape Cod Potato Chips, individual bags
  • Hummus with olives, carrots & pita
  • Assorted Candy Bars

Everyone must wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking.