Mission Statement

Our mission is to build community by showcasing the diverse culture of the Boston Jazz and art scene.

About Us

Founded in 2021, The Charles River Jazz Festival is an all day music and art experience located at Herter Park in Allston, MA. Despite limited funding and a short timeline, our inaugural festival brought over 500 people and we're excited to continue growing and showcasing the many sides of Jazz music.


Through music we celebrate the diverse cultures that the Boston community has to offer. Jazz is rooted in and led by the Black American experience and our goal is to continue to give a platform to this unique art form and to support local musicians and artist who embody the heart and soul of jazz. In our first year we were honored to showcase the Contemporary Jazz of Noah Preminger an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and winner of the Down Beat ‘Up and Coming Artist’ award, the Afro-fusion stylings of award-winning Mozambican guitarist and singer Albino Mbie, and the powerhouse vocals of Malden native and Grammy nominated singer Debo Ray.


It is our hope that The Charles River Jazz Festival brings fun and inspiration to the Boston community for many years to come!

Our Team

Board Members

Seba Molnar


Moriah Phillips


Evan Cohen


Jessica Curran


Charles River Jazz Festival 2022 Team

Seba Molnar

Creative Director

Moriah Phillips

Logistics Coordinator


Makayla McGeeney

Social Media Coordinator

Evan Cohen

Food Coordinator


Jessica Curran

Volunteer Coordinator  

Matt Peiffer

Sound Engineer

Daniel Santival


Special Thanks:

Peggy Iafrate

Olivia Iafrate

Mohamed Araki

Avery Logan

Carly Sheehan

Dylan Levinson