The performance this year was by the North Shore Jazz Project All Stars, a big band made up of the North Shore’s premier high school-aged jazz musicians, and the newest addition to the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival’s programming, under the direction of professional saxophonist Mike Tucker.
- 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. 13.
- 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.
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Salem Jazz and Soul Festival kicks off the year with the annual Jazz Appreciation Day at the Salem Five Community Room. Featuring Henley Douglas RNB and the North Shore Jazz Project All Stars