Events

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E.g., 2014-04-16

Miriam Elhajli

Friday / June 27, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Her sound recalls Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie along with a touch of Delta Blues, so it's difficult to believe singer-songwriter Miriam Elhajli is only 19. Last summer Elhajli traveled alone to London, where she played at renowned venues including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Leigh On Sea Folk Festival, and The Troubadour Club.
Admission: Free

3 Sudacas

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
3 Sudacas is a trio formed by Esther Rojas on bass, Eduardo Mercuri on guitar, and Marianella Rojas on vocals and percussion, creating a fusion of music from Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela that explores jazz and pop, among other genres.
Admission: FREE

High Rock Mountain

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
Traditional broken-hearted bluegrass and humor with a twist, High Rock Mountain keeps the audience immersed in this great American tradition and sensibility.
Admission: Free

341 Trio

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
341 Trio is a jazz group with an original mix of styles, backgrounds, and cultures. Its members come from different parts of the world, bringing music that gives this band an eclectic and rich sound full of sincerity.
Admission: Free

Grey Season

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Grey Season electrifies living room music, perching harmonies atop a sound that envelopes folk in rock 'n' roll.
Admission: FREE

Tomas Latorre Quartet

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
Tomas Latorre Quartet started playing together in fall 2013. With Josh Plotner on sax and flute, Evan Waarama on piano, Tiago Michelin on drums, the group is led by Tomas Latorre on bass. They play an array of Latin music, mostly Latorre's original compositions blended with jazz and modern sounds.
Admission: Free

Meredith Snyder / Cat and the Moon / The Frotations

Saturday / July 12, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Meredith Snyder, Cat and the Moon, and the Frotations each perform their original music ranging from folk to bluegrass to neo-soul.  Their music pulls from a variety of influences: a blend of Joni Mitchell, Bela Fleck, and D'Angelo.
Admission: Free

Frotations

Saturday / July 12, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Forged in 2011 by singer-songwriter Chris Kazarian and bass player Pedro Ribiero, the Frotations (originally known as K.A.Z.) are a musical experiment centered on Chris's writing and Pedro's arranaging. 
Admission: Free

Scars on 45

Monday / July 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Scars on 45 is a quintet from Leeds, England, that combines the gentle melodic intensity of Snow Patrol or Keane with the added allure of co-ed vocals. Tension, often propelled by drummer Chris Durling's insistent beat, builds throughout the songs as the emotional ante rises. Hearts are broken and seldom rendered whole again before new wounds pierce through.
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Scars on 45

Monday / July 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Scars on 45 is a quintet from Leeds, England that combines the gentle melodic intensity of Snow Patrol or Keane with the added allure of co-ed vocals.
Admission: $10 advance, $12 general admission
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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

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