Concert

Cole Schuster Trio

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210
Cole Schuster Trio

A versatile guitar player with virtuosic technique, Cole Schuster has shared the stage with jazz greats including Wycliffe Gordon, the Clayton Brothers, Jeff Hamilton, and Wynton Marsalis. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Danny Nagy Group

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210
Danny Nagy

Danny Istvan Nagy is a small town guy with a downtown sensibility. He was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and moved with his family to Hungary a few years later. One day, when exploring the attic of his family's home, he found his father’s old guitar and fell in love with the sound and feel of it instantly. He knew music was his calling—no two ways about it. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Arreana Jaye

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210
Arreana Jaye

Raised in northern Denmark, Arreana Jaye brings Scandinavian folklore to her music, along with some interesting grooves. She has toured Denmark and played New York venues such as the Bitter End and Living Room. She draws inspiration from across the artistic spectrum, from George Gershwin to Becca Stevens, and puts her own twist on the standards. Her goal is to capture the psalms of life that unite people across national borders. 

 
Admission: 
Free

Lizje in Blue

Thursday / June 5, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210
Lizje

Lizje Sarria was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Colombia. Her soulful sound is influenced by jazz, blues, Latin, and soul music.

Admission: 
Free

The Western Den

Saturday / August 23, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
165 & William J Day Boulevard
South Boston
MA
02127
Driven by a passion to create music with purpose, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West formed the Western Den in 2013 to blend compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures, producing a sound all their own. The duo released their debut EP Battle Hymns in May 2013 and premiered by opening for Melissa Ferrick on her national tour that summer. The Western Den performs in Boston and is working on a full-length album. Click here for "Carter Hall," one the duo's recent efforts.  
 
 
 
 
 
Admission: 
FREE

Fate & the Family Band

Saturday / August 16, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
165 & William J Day Boulevard
South Boston
MA
02127
Fate & the Family Band is a Boston based blues/rock band with some serious soul. With influences ranging from Derek Trucks and Grace Potter to Willie Nelson and the Band, Fate & the Family Band takes old school sounds and puts a new coat of paint on them. After a year of playing together, Fate & the Family Band has an EP and numerous shows under its belt. With fresh tunes, dance moves, and an inviting vibe, you'll want to join the Family. 
 
Admission: 
FREE

Laney Jones

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 3:30 p.m.
165 William J. Day Boulevard
Boston
MA
02127
Laney Jones’s songwriting is as quirky and charming as her upbringing in rural Mount Dora, Florida. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, she artfully spins tall tales of love and adventure in the swamplands. Laney’s voice has been described as a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder. Her talents on the banjo have been augmented by studying with prominent clawhammer and old-time technicians such as Mark Johnson and Bruce Molsky. Laney also incorporates multi-instrumental prowess on ukulele and harmonica in her live shows and recordings.
 
Admission: 
FREE

Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble

Sunday / April 13, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble

At the beginning of 2011, four Venezuelan trumpet players, all products of the Venezuelan System of Children and Youth Orchestras (El Sistema), decided to explore and conquer new musical frontiers beyond their experience as an academic trumpet quartet. Their ambition was to play a repertoire not only of Venezuelan music, but of music spanning the entire South American continent. To do so, they invited three outstanding performers to their ensemble, adding cuatro, double bass, and percussion to the group’s instrumentation. Ensemble 7/4 has since become an innovative and artistic voice, featuring the trumpet in genres that don’t typically display the instrument, such as the Venezuelan Joropo or the Argentinian tango.

The 7/4 Ensemble also presents arrangements influenced by a deep investigation of the musical styles of countries such as Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S. These arrangements respect the original sound of the native music and feature a broad range of colors and timbres. The group’s artistic and musical vision is like a journey in which rhythms, melodies, colors, and tastes intrinsic to our American countries join happily together.

Admission: 
Free

Near-Coincident Pair

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Near-Coincident Pair is a collaboration between vocalist and violinist Harini Srinivasa Raghavan and guitarist Daniel Alba that merges acoustic and electronic instrumentation influenced by rock, Indian, South American, pop, and alternative music.

Admission: 
Free

Cooperative Big Band

Thursday / April 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This is a concert of music written by graduating seniors in the Jazz Composition Department, with a band organized by the writers. The musical selections will include original works by student composers as well as their arrangements of tunes by jazz greats such as Wayne Shorter.

Admission: 
Free

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