Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Kendall Square
Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Atlantic Wharf
Son d’ LePua was formed from a mix of Latin and European sounds. Centered on jazz, its members experiment and explore the richness of both cultures.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Summer Street
Luke Niccoli is a 20-year-old recording artist and songwriter making his mark in the music industry both as a performer and as a writer. In the past year he has opened for Martina McBride and Chris Isaak at sold-out shows . He plans to release a brand new EP this fall.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Brewer Plaza
Jake Sherman began taking piano lessons at age 5 and fell in love with ragtime, learning many Scott Joplin classics and composing rags. At age 12 he started studying jazz piano and was soon playing in ensembles, and at 14 he discovered the Hammond organ.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.Club Passim
Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke are fiddlers and singer-songwriters who love traditional music and close harmonies. With two fiddles, two guitars, and two intertwining voices, they perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Berklee Associate Professor Berke McKelvey has auditioned hundreds of students, and wants to share what works, what doesn't, first impressions, and what an auditioner is looking for in a prospective student.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Faculty members Chantel Hampton and John Funkhouser present their ensembles.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 4:30 p.m.Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
The Berklee Rock Jam Ensemble plays music of the great classic jam bands. This show will include music by fhe Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, fhe Doors, and John Scofield.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.Kendall Plaza
With a rich style evident of influences from classic jazz to electronica, trumpeter Josh Shpak has made himself a commodity in the music world. This cross-generational quality has launched a career playing with jazz heavyweights such as Cedar Walton and Jimmy Heath, soul legends Tower of Power, and young crossover innovators like Esperanza Spalding, Christian Scott, and John Daversa.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.Brewer Plaza
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.Institute of Contemporary Art
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.Charlestown Navy Yard
Epic horns, organic vocals, and swirling polyrhythms make Kina Zoré a force of hypnotic beauty. Fronted by soft-spoken and charismatic Mozambican songwriter Helder Tsinine, the six-piece powerhouse commands the dance floor with earthy, electric African rhythms that echo from Helder’s hometown of Maputo.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.Wakefield Library
As the son of musicians, Davis Whitfield's early years were filled with music. While at Berklee, Davis performed at the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France, with Inna Dudukina.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.O'Day Park
The sounds of Afro-Cuban music will fill the South End in this free outdoor concert.
Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.David Friend Recital Hall
"Just as the African slaves of Brazil found a safe place to create and peacefully live in their quilombos, we too find ourselves safely immersed in the rhythms and lyrics of Brazilian classics and pursue modern interpretations based on their legacy." This concert will feature pianist Erica Telisnor's debut collective, Quilombo, with special guests Groovisity.