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Jazz fills Esplanade along Charles River

Dance partners Suzanne Watzman and Harry Wolfson danced during the “Jazz Along the Charles” event on Sunday.
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Dance partners Suzanne Watzman and Harry Wolfson danced during the “Jazz Along the Charles” event on Sunday.

Jazz hands were on the move Sunday afternoon.

Twenty-five Massachusetts jazz ensembles performed Sunday at a number of locations along a two-mile strip on the Charles River Esplanade in an event aptly named “Jazz Along the Charles,” event organizers said.

The acts interpreted a list of Boston-related songs for the free concert, including James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James” and Peggy Lee’s “Boston Beans,” according to the event’s website.

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The concert was organized by Celebrity Series of Boston.

Back Bay, MA - 9/23/2018 -Steve Johnson, 56, helps Jem Buchbinder-Johnson, 10, down from a tree behind the John Kordalewski Trio at the Jazz Along the Charles River on Sunday, September 23, 2018. (Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe) Topic: (metro)
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Steve Johnson, 56, helped Jem Buchbinder-Johnson, 10, down from a tree behind the John Kordalewski Trio during the event.

Back Bay, MA - 9/23/2018 Barbara Raab and Jeff Portentis chat at the Charles River Esplanade during the Jazz Along the Charles River on Sunday, September 23, 2018. (Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe) Topic: (metro)
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Barbara Raab and Jeff Portentis chatted during the event.

Jessica and Guillermo of Brazil embraced while listening to the jazz music.
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Jessica and Guillermo of Brazil embraced while listening to the jazz music.

Alejandro Serrano can be reached at alejandro.serrano@globe.com.