Events

Women of the World with Anyango: Journey through Kenya

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Boston-based global folk ensemble Women of the World shares the stage with Anyango, the world’s first known female nyatiti player.
Admission: Free

Erica Meerbach: Twisted Tunes

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Twisted Tunes will feature some popular songs by the likes of Ellie Goulding and Florence and the Machine, but arranged in new and creative ways such as jazz standards, string quartet ballads, theatrical performance pieces, folk, funk, and many more.
Admission: Free

Yikou Gu: All About C-Pop

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Singer Yikou Gu performs a concert featuring covers of Chinese pop songs.
Admission: Free

James Labrosse & The International Chamber Band

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Composer, arranger, and guitarist James Labrosse presents some of his latest work featuring a diverse band of vocalists, woodwinds, and strings.
Admission: Free

Ron Reid's Afro Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Ron Reid directs this combined faculty/student ensemble, which blends Afro-Cuban, reggae, R&B, and soca into an infectious mix of improvisation and danceable grooves. The program will feature originals, traditional Caribbean music, and popular songs arranged for Caribbean jazz-fusion ensemble.
Admission: Free

Jay Brannan / Ev Horan

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
New York-based singer-songwriter Jay Brannan will perform original folk songs and covers. Ev Horan will open the show.
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Cettina Donato

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Cettina Donato is an Italian piano player and composer. In 2008, she attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee. Her first album, Pristine, contains her own compositions and arrangements.  
Admission: Free

Shay’s Motel

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Shay's Motel is a hip-hop band based in Boston that blends the spontaneity of free jazz with hard hitting danceable grooves and original poetry. Its sound can be likened to the sampled textures of hip-hop producers of the last two decades, combined with the rhythmic and harmonic freedom of jazz improvisation.  
Admission: Free

SA

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
SA is a journey of Indian songstress Shilpa Ananth. With a fusion of soul, jazz and world genres, SA will open your ears to a delicious palate of tasty surprises from the East as well as the West.  
Admission: Free

Nikolas Metaxas

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
Born in New York City and raised in Cyprus, Nikolas Metaxas started playing guitar by the age of 7 and piano by the age of 12, while also singing in choirs. When he was 20, he took part in the televised singing competition called The X-Factor (equivalent to American Idol) and placed second.  
Admission: Free

Allegra Cramer: The River

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Harpist and vocalist Allegra Cramer will present soul-searching originals and covers with an ensemble.
Admission: Free

Cettina Donato Trio

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Cettina Donato is an Italian piano player and composer. In 2008, she attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee. Her first album, Pristine, contains her own compositions and arrangements.  
Admission: Free

Fabio Rojas Trio

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
Hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, Rojas began his musical studies with drums at the age of 13. By 19, he was playing with the most acclaimed and recognized jazz musicians in Venezuela, such as Pablo Gil, Diego Alvarez, and Gonzalo Mico. Rojas has performed at numerous venues and events since coming to Boston, including Symphony Hall, TEDx Boston, the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival, and the Esplanade.
Admission: Free

Alex Gasser

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
Alex Gasser was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he began playing guitar at age 11. Currently a bassist, he was accepted into the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at the beginning of his second year and has represented the college in Puerto Rico, Panama, Spain, and the US.
Admission: Free

Charlie the Most

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlie the Most is a huge band: a five-course meal that includes a full horn section, two guitarists, and vocals that will have you beggin’ for seconds.
Admission: Free

Wambura Mitaru / annieSoul

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Wambura Mitaru's eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background. Annette “annieSoul” Oduor is an artist with a mission to showcase Africa's diversity, creativity, and intellect through her music.
Admission: FREE

Eguie Castrillo and Mar del Norte

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
East Boston Greenway
The sounds of salsa will heat up East Boston in this free concert featuring Berklee professor Eguie Castrillo. 
Admission: Free

Austin Webb's Senior Recital

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
An eclectic performance presented by Austin Webb ranging from jazz and funk styles to blues and soul-influenced music. 
Admission: Free

One, Two, Four

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Solo, duo, and quartet performances of original music by Randy Felts. Randy will play the Synthophone (electronic saxophone) as well as "real'' alto saxophone and flute in a combination of styles, including Latin, jazz, classical, and film music.
Admission: Free

Midnight Snack / Aphrolove

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Midnight Snack is the musical brainchild of brothers Michael and John Johnson.
Admission: Free

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