Events

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E.g., 2014-04-16

Jay Brannan

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
New York-based singer-songwriter Jay Brannan will perform original folk songs and covers. 
Admission: $14 advanced, $16 general admission

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

Common Thread

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Common Thread is a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the world brought together by a passion for good vibes and music that makes you move, and the purpose of building musicianship in one another.
Admission: FREE

Fabio Rojas Trio

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center 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

Common Thread

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Common Thread is a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the world brought together by a passion for good vibes and music that makes you move, and the purpose of building musicianship in one another.
Admission: FREE

Laney Jones

Sunday / July 20, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
Laney Jones's voice has been described as a mix of lemon, molasses, gin, and gunpowder. Matched with banjo, ukelele, and harmonica mastery, her music bursts with color threaded with enigmatic tales of swamp folk.
Admission: Free

Jacinta Clusellas

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Jacinta Clusellas brings together jazz, Argentinean folk, and other Latin styles. 
Admission: Free

LowTone Society

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
The members of LowTone Society came together in the fall of 2011 from diverse backgrounds and sharing a pure love of making music. Collectively they draw from musical training and experience in everything from jazz to classical to hip-hop, and from to gospel to reggae and dancehall. 
Admission: FREE

The Maniacs of the 4th Dimension

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
The Maniacs of the 4th Dimension, led by Davis Whitfield on piano, is a collective of creative individuals who share an interest in the Fourth Dimension. In trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet formats, the Maniacs offer a unique presentation of timeless standards and original jazz compositions. 
Admission: Free

Miriam Elhajli / Nikolas Metaxas / Zoya

Saturday / July 26, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Folk artists Miriam Elhajli, Nikolas Metaxas, and Zoya have backgrounds ranging from Venezuela to Morocco, California, and Greece.  
Admission: Free

Son d’ LePua

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.  
Admission: Free

Latimbop

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.
Admission: FREE

Josh Shpak

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center 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.  
Admission: Free

Latimbop

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr.  
Admission: FREE

Laney Jones

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 3:30 p.m.
Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, Laney Jones artfully spins tall tales of love and adventure in the swamplands.
Admission: FREE

Brian D Plautz

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Brian Plautz has developed a reputation as a dynamic saxophonist, composer, and educator with a modern and accessible sound. He grew up outside of Cleveland, where he developed a rich background in music from gospel to classical to jazz. 
Admission: FREE

Lonely Heartstring Band

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
The Lonely Heartstring band is a five-peice bluegrass instrumentation band from Boston that plays original acoustic music and traditional bluegrass with mastery.
Admission: Free

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
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

Luis D’Elias Ensemble

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Using Venezuela as a point of departure, the Luis D'Elias Ensemble blends traditional South American music with contemporary jazz, rock, and classical music. 
Admission: Free

C-bass' Infinity Band

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
C-bass' Infinity Band is an improvisational group led by percussionist and composer Santiago Sebastian "C-bass" Chiriboga. The group combines music with visual arts, dance, speech, and theatre.    
Admission: Free

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