Local Spotlight: Darryl Settles

Image courtesy of Sandy Middlebrooks

Image courtesy of Sandy Middlebrooks

On Thursdays, the South End Historical Society features people from Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End in its South End Trivia social media posts. Today’s South End Fact post read:

“Darryl Settles, a former owner of Bob the Chef’s, started the Beantown Jazz Festival in 2001.”

Here is a selection from Darryl Settles’ profile in the book: “In 2001, Settles launched the first Beantown Jazz Festival, an attempt to unite music and the vitality of an urban street fair. He organized the festival every year until handing it over to Berklee College of Music in 2008. The event, now known as the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, has become a yearly pilgrimage for area jazz lovers. Settles sold Bob’s in 2008 but opened a new venture, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, in 2010.”

To learn more about Darryl Settles and Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen, check out Darryl’s profile on page 97 of the book. Order your copy here.

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