Summer Concerts at Wakefield Library

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Past Events

Check out some of the great shows that have been part of the Summer in the City series in prior years.

Vivienne Aerts

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Originally from the Netherlands, Berklee student Vivienne Aerts counts Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis among her musical influences.

Admission: Free

Osmar Okuma

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Bassist Osmar Okuma’s journey from Peru to Los Angeles to Boston has taken him to the stage of many great venues including Jazz Zone, Cocodrilo Verde, La Noche, Berklee Performance center, Ryles jazz club, the Blue Note, Shapeshifter Lab, Silvanas, and The Shrine.
 

Admission: Free

Guilherme Abud

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Guilherme Abud, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, started playing guitar when he was 16, and was soon influenced by the Joao Gilberto bossa nova style. He started performing in bars and restaurants with singers; at the same time he attended college. When he graduated in 2009 he was accepted in the Souza Lima Conservatory, where he started his formal music studies.

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

Davis Whitfield

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. 

Admission: Free

Jack Sheehan

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

New York saxophonist Jack Sheehan is a notable performer at Berklee.  He was selected to perform the Fall 2013 Convocation Ceremonies and the 2013 Berklee City Music Encore Gala. Besides leading his own group, Jack is a member of the prestigious Berklee Rainbow Big Band under the direction of Tia Fuller.

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

Marika Galea

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Since enrolling at Berklee, Marika Galea has performed everywhere from the desert of Santa Fe to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, as she carves out her reputation as a jazz bassist with staying power on this side of the U.S.-Canadian border.

Admission: Free

Takafumi Suenaga Jazz Trio

Thursday / July 3, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Pianist Takafumi Suenaga started to play the classical piano when he was 5 years old. He was also interested in jazz and Latin music. As a student at Berklee, he has taken part in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2013 and performed at the Panama Jazz Festival as well as the Blue Note in New York. 

Admission: Free

Utril Rhaburn

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Utril U.T. Rhaburn is a tenor saxophonist, lyricist, and rap artist who leads a versatile jazz- and R&B-rooted trio with slight funk and hip-hop influences. The brothers on bass and drums are Alexander Toth and Anthony Toth.  

Admission: Free

Jeff Guthery

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Jazz drummer Jeff Guthery won the “fastest hands” division of the World’s Fastest Drummer competition at the Anaheim Winter NAMM Show in 2007. He then donated the Pearl drum set and Meinl cymbals prizes to his old high school’s music department.

Admission: Free

Zerlina Devi

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Zerlina Devi, originally from Bali, Indonesia, is a pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger. She looks forward to being able to create music that is truthful and meaningful, share her experience, bring joy, and lift people up with her music. 

Admission: Free

Leandro Pellegrino

Thursday / June 5, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, guitarist Leandro Pellegrino, who took first place in the 2013 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition, is quickly becoming recognized as one of today's rising young jazz guitarists.

Admission: Free