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The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival will kick off its 10th season with a City of Salem Jazz Appreciation Day concert in early April in downtown Salem. 

March 15, 2016 – Salem, MA – The event kicks off Jazz Appreciation month, April, and is put on in partnership with the City of Salem. Salem Five, a major festival sponsor, has donated the room and the concert is free to the public. 

The free show will take place in the Salem Five Community Room at 210 Essex Street on the Walking Mall, Saturday, April 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Performing this year will be the North Shore Jazz Project All Stars, a big band made up of the North Shore’s premier high school-aged jazz musicians, directed by professional saxophonist Mike Tucker. 

“The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival merged with the North Shore Jazz Project late last year and the NSJP All Stars are now under our direction. We couldn’t be more excited,” said Larry Claflin Jr., the festival’s executive director. “Having these young musicians on stage is at the core of what the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is about – providing students with an opportunity to perform at no cost to the public.” 

This show will open the festival’s 10th season of producing free concerts and supporting music-education causes on the North Shore. 

In the coming months, the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, a volunteer-run nonprofit, will put on: 

The SJSF/Berklee Summer Series at Derby Square, Salem, with Berklee College of Music student bands, on May 14, June 11, July 9, and Aug. 14. 

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, a two-day concert at the Salem Willows, with 10 bands, a music-education tent, kids tent, 21-plus beer garden and artisans selling hand-made goods, Aug. 20-21. 

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a nonprofit organization that produces free concerts and raises money to support music-education programs on Massachusetts’ North Shore. 

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, now in its 10th season is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that produces free concerts and raises money for music education causes on the North Shore. 

Check salemjazzsoul.org for more information. 

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