Events

Taylor Kelly

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
Taylor Kelly has a voice that blends jazz, soul, funk and truth. Her songwriting tells of triumph in hopes to inspire many to live, love, and forgive. Also a trumpet player, Taylor strives for an instrumental-vocal approach, rhythmic phrasing, and improvisation reminiscent of her trumpet-playing influences.
Admission: Free

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer whose second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012.
Admission: FREE

Felipe Tinoco Quartet

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
Originally from northeastern Brazil, Felipe Tinoco grew up surrounded by the sounds of traditional samba, bossa nova, and choro from his family of instrumentalists. It was not until his adolescence that he decided to pick up the guitar and pursue a career in music, carrying his family tradition while following his own peculiar musical instincts.    
Admission: Free

Boston Songwriter & Musician Hangout

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Meet your new favorite co-writer, jam partner, or potential band member.
Admission: FREE

Hyerin Jacquelyn Kim: Hyerin Plays Clazzic Piano

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Pianist Hyerin Jacquelyn Kim performs solo classical piano in her senior recital.
Admission: Free

Frankie Rodriguez

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
Join us for another evening of free salsa music and dancing in the South End.
Admission: Free

Tre'von "TreG" Griffith: Experience

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Vocalist Tre'von "TreG" Griffith and his band will give an eclectic performance of popular tunes and original songs.
Admission: Free

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
This concert will feature performances by the winners of the Five-Week Performing Songwriter Contest with a band of Berklee students, directed by Dave Weigert. Performing songwriters are coached and mentored by faculty members Darcel Wilson and Mark Simos.
Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Davis Whitfield

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Davis Whitfield performs solo piano. As the son of two musicians, Whitfield's early years were filled with music. Davis performed at the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France, with Inna Dudukina.  
Admission: Free

Michael Bligdon's Senior Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianist Michael Bligdon will perform his senior recital.
Admission: Free

Book of Stories: Raquel Rivera's Senior Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Raquel Rivera presents an afternoon of original arrangements of pieces that have inspired her.
Admission: Free

Misaki Nakamichi's First Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Drum set principal Misaki Nakamichi will play some jazz standards with her band.
Admission: Free

Kyle Thornton & The Company

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Formed in Boston by guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Thornton, this eight-piece soul and R&B group spreads love and positivity through music. With catchy, inspirational lyrics, grooving rhythms, and soul, Kyle Thornton & The Company make it hard not to move in your seat, let alone get up and dance.  
Admission: Free

Virginia McMahon

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Singer Virginia McMahon presents a concert of original songs and classics.
Admission: Free

Gihae Lee's Senior Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Vocalist Gihae Lee presents her senior recital.
Admission: Free

Damn Tall Buildings / El Feeling / ChoroBop

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Georges Island
 Damn Tall Buildings, El Feeling, and ChoroBop perform roots music from all over the U.S., Colombia, and Brazil.
Admission: Free

Grey Season

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
Grey Season electrifies living room music, fixing harmonies atop folk-influenced rock 'n' roll. 
Admission: FREE

This week on BIRN Alive!

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
BIRN Alive! Presents: Tony Brown
Admission: FREE

Sarah McKenzie Quartet

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer performing Salem Jazz and Soul Festival / Berklee Summer Series.  
Admission: Free

Giorgi Mikadze Trio

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Giorgi Mikadze and his group will perform both original and famous pop tune arrangements mixed with different genres, such as Georgian folk, jazz, and fusion.
Admission: Free

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