Concert

Wambura

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA

Wambura Mitaru's eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background. A young passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, her career began in high school with training in classical music. She attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music for further studies until 2011. Wambura Mitaru creates a hybrid sound of groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and wants the audience to sing along from all parts of the world of music.

 

Admission: 
FREE

Oyinda and Bigfoot Wallace

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210

Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electro-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling. The indie-rock electronic outfit Bigfoot Wallace is Jon Hubbells's self-produced endeavor using wispy vocals, glitchy drum beats, and heavily affected guitar. All the way from Arizona, Bigfoot plays guitar and sings against a backdrop of both electronic and acoustic instruments at full capacity, maintaining "the sense of consistency even amid so much shift and change in his music,” according to Indie Vision Music. 

 

 

Admission: 
FREE

Oyinda

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA

Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electronic-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling.

 

Admission: 
FREE

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210

Hailing from South Korea, composer and singer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. Heavily influenced by Korean folklore, the refined compositions of Song Yi Jeon have clear musical direction yet still allow band members to show their virtuosity. The members of her quintet come from all over the world and play together on a regular basis.

Admission: 
FREE

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA

Hailing from South Korea, the singer and composer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. Heavily influenced by Korean folklore, the refined compositions of Song Yi Jeon have clear musical direction that still allow band members to show their virtuosity. The members of her quintet come from all over the world and play together on a regular basis. 

 

 

Admission: 
FREE

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210

Sarah McKenzie, a pianist, vocalist, and composer "already in full possession of an individualistic voice,'' according to DownBeat magazine, will perform. McKenzie's second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012.

Admission: 
FREE

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA

Sarah McKenzie, a pianist, vocalist, and composer "already in full possession of an individualistic voice,'' according to DownBeat magazine, will perform. McKenzie's second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012. 

Admission: 
FREE

Erica Telisnor: The Forward Purpose

Thursday / April 17, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist, composer, and arranger Erica Telisnor will be showcasing original works and arrangements that explore various points in her personal life and musical journey.

Admission: 
Free

Four Colors of Jazz

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Vocalist Simona Minns leads her multicultural jazz quartet in a performance of contemporary and traditional jazz arrangements as well as original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Hironori Suzuki's Senior Recital

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer and composer Hironori Suzuki will be performing his own compositions and arrangements with his septet.

Admission: 
Free

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