Cambridge Jazz Festival is back !
Inaugural Cambridge Jazz Foundation Gala, July 29th, 6:30 p.m. -10 p.m.
7th annual free Jazz Festival, July 30th & 31st, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Two-day music extravaganza featuring headliners
Chelsea Green and The Green Project and Eguie Castrillo
With performances often described as passionate, vivacious, electrifying, and innovative, Billboard-charting international recording artist Chelsey Green brings the vibrancy of violin and viola playing and unique, rich vocals to worldwide audiences in a whole new way. Dr. Chelsey Green and her ensemble, The Green Project, tear down stereotypes of the violin and viola by fusing traditional classical techniques with popular favorites and enticing original songs in various genres– including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip Hop, Gospel and more! Chelsey Green and The Green Project have released 5 studio projects independently and performed live shows, jazz festivals, masterclasses, and educational workshops across America and in several countries throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean. Classically soloing in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall at age 16, Chelsey’s varied performance resume includes performances at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, CBS Late Show, NPR Tiny Desk, the opening of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Essence Music Festival, Capital Jazz SuperCruise, Port-Au-Prince International Jazz Festival, Kuwait National Opera House, Seabreeze Jazz Festival and many more!
A world-renowned percussionist, Eguie has performed with Tito Puente, Steve Winwood, Michael Brecker, Ruben Blades, United Nation Orchestra, Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, KC and the Sunshine Band, Dave Valentin, Arturo Sandoval Band, and Giovanni Hidalgo to name a few. Recordings include Hot House with Arturo Sandoval, The Latin Train with Arturo Sandoval, the soundtrack for The Perez Family for MGM, Get Down Live! with KC and the Sunshine Band, and A GRP Celebration of the Songs of the Beatles. He is also a repeat performer at Cambridge Jazz Festival.