Events

E.g., 2014-04-18
E.g., 2014-04-18

Sarah McKenzie Quartet

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
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

Kiri’s Quartet

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Kiri's Quartet stemmed from a group of four friends who enjoy music with influences from B.B. King all the way to Robert Glasper. 
Admission: Free

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Hailing from South Korea, the singer and composer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener.
Admission: FREE

The Cuatro Venezuelan Project

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
The Cuatro Venezuelan Project, led by composer and performer Carlos Capacho, plays original compositions inspired by world music and jazz.  
Admission: Free

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Hailing from South Korea, the singer and composer Song Yi Jeon will perform with her quintet. Song Yi's music combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener.      
Admission: FREE

Fate & the Family Band

Saturday / August 16, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
Fate & the Family Band is a Boston based blues/rock band with fresh tunes, dance moves, and an inviting vibe. 
Admission: FREE

Maria Rowinska

Sunday / August 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Maria Rowinska's introduction to bossa nova began a young age, by listening to Elis & Tom with her father. Her desire to learn bossa expanded to samba, choro, and other Brazilian styles. 
Admission: FREE

KeL Do Nascimento

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
KeL is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who moved to Boston in 2011. Influenced by artists like Corinne Bailey Rae, Susan Tedeschi, Hiatus Kaiyote, and others, her group combines jazz piano, rock solos, and fresh pop grooves, with smooth Brazilian melodies.  
Admission: Free

Oyinda

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electronic-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling.  
Admission: FREE

Karamel Day

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
Karamel Day, led by Dana Protsenko, draws mainly from the rich history of jazz but with a contemporary stylistic fusion of popular music. The group has performed at the Lily Pad, the Middle East, All-Asia Bar, the Cantab Lounge, Berklee Performance Center, and the Red Room at Café 939.    
Admission: Free

Oyinda and Bigfoot Wallace

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electro-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling. The indie-rock electronic outfit Bigfoot Wallace is Jon Hubbells's self-produced endeavor using wispy vocals, glitchy drum beats, and heavily affected guitar.   
Admission: FREE

Bailey Taylor / The Georgia English Band / Wambura Mitaru

Saturday / August 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Warm your soul on George's Island with music from passionate artists that speak to humanity. Each artist will perform a set of their music with stories of hope, vunerabiltiy, and joy.  
Admission: Free

The Western Den

Saturday / August 23, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
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. 
Admission: FREE

Crosswalk Anarchy

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Crosswalk Anarchy is five Boston-based musicians who seek to blow your mind with an arsenal of sophisticated hip-hop fusion originals that have you singing along.
Admission: Free

Wambura

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Wambura Mitaru's eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background.  
Admission: FREE

Yonit Spiegelman

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
The 25-year-old singer-songwriter and bassist Yonít Spiegelman and her band create original music inspired by Irish melody lines in an intimate environment of acoustic instruments, touching lyrics, and tasteful simplicity.  
Admission: Free

Wambura Mitaru

Thursday / August 28, 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.
Admission: FREE

The Music from Chile

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
This clinic and performance by Berklee students from Chile will feature the great diversity of Chilean music.
Admission: Free

Flamenco Influences

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
After a yearlong study of different flamenco styles, pianist and Berklee faculty member Nando Michelin will share the influences that he has found as a result.
Admission: Free

BGJI Masters Speak Series Featuring Fred Taylor

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute proudly presents the Masters Speak Series featuring Fred Taylor. Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Taylor’s illustrious career as one of Boston’s premier jazz promoters dates back to 1963. Today he is the entertainment director of Scullers Jazz Club, and a board member of JazzBoston. 
Admission: Free

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