Events

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

Amethyst

Thursday / June 5, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
The members of Amethyst have joined their love of contemporary jazz, acoustic pop, and various Latin genres with skill and taste. Each unique voice enriches improvisational arcs throughout every performance. Featuring Raquel Rivera’s originals as well as collaborative cover arrangements, this group delivers accessible interpretations of human feeling.
Admission: Free

KeL

Friday / June 6, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
KeL, a band that combines elements of jazz and pop with Brazilian melodies, will perform.  
Admission: Free

Fredericks Brown

Friday / June 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Under the name Fredericks Brown, vocalist Deva Mahal (daughter of Taj Mahal) and keyboardist Stephanie Brown create compositions with lyrics that combine imagery and narrative to deliver a startling blend of strength and intimacy.
Admission: $10 in advance, 12 day of show, general admission
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Jeremy Messersmith

Monday / June 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Jeremy Messersmith’s distinctive style and sound has drawn attention from many prominent music fans over the years.
Admission: $12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission
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Wambura Mitaru

Wednesday / June 11, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Wambura Mitaru will perform. She creates a hybrid sound that combines groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and invites the audience to sing along. 
Admission: Free

Apoena

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Apoena’s music is a concise mixture of the many types he heard throughout childhood. Coming from a family of actors, musicians, acrobats, and variety performers, his influences range from Brazilian folk and pop to contemporary indie rock and world jazz. 
Admission: Free

Arreana Jaye

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Raised in northern Denmark, Arreana Jaye brings Scandinavian folklore to her music, along with some interesting grooves. She draws inspiration from across the artistic spectrum, from George Gershwin to Becca Stevens, and puts her own twist on the standards. 
Admission: Free

Simon Moullier Trio

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
Simon Moullier Trio is centered on jazz but uses it only as a color in the sound via acoustic instruments. The group is sometimes sullied by the effects on vibraphone or by the mad, itching rhythms of Simon’s main influences: Thom York, Steve Reich, Tygran Hamasyan, John Coltrane, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Garrett, Robert Glasper, Archive, and Pink Floyd.
Admission: Free

Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul

Friday / June 13, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Although rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian old-time music, Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul push boundaries with original compositions, breathing new life into old tunes.  
Admission: Free

Bobby Wesley

Saturday / June 14, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Bobby Wesley is a guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Detroit. Soon to release his debut album, his compositions are a timeless mixture of contemporary jazz and neo-soul. 
Admission: Free

The Western Den

Wednesday / June 18, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
The Western Den, the collaborative work of Deni Hlavinka and Chris West, will perform folk-influenced original compositions. 
Admission: Free

The Erin Bentlage Group

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Somewhere between Vermont and the sound of Billie Holiday and others, Erin Bentlage creates the organic quality of folk and the stylings of jazz. She and her group will present original compositions and arrangements ranging from Brazilian ballads to American Songbook standards.
Admission: Free

Danny Nagy Group

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Danny Istvan Nagy is a small town guy with a downtown sensibility. He was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and moved with his family to Hungary a few years later. One day, when exploring the attic of his family's home, he found his father’s old guitar and fell in love with the sound and feel of it instantly.   
Admission: Free

Unidentified Fusion Orangement

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
This jazz-rock group, based in Boston and founded in San Diego, plays jazz arrangements and compositions with electric vibrations. 
Admission: Free

Ahmad El Haggar

Friday / June 20, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Ahmad El Haggar, an Egyptian singer-songwriter and oud player, will play orginals and covers from the Arab world. 
Admission: Free

Eduardo Mercuri

Sunday / June 22, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Guitarist, mandolinist, composer, and arranger Eduardo Mercuri was born in Curitiba, Brazil and grew up listening to his father’s record collection. Since moving to Boston, he has collaborated and performed with artists such as Darren Barrett, the salsa singer Luis Enrique, and the multi Grammy winner Alejandro Sanz. 
Admission: FREE

Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul

Sunday / June 22, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
Rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian old-time music, Jenna and Mairi have developed a sound that celebrates beautiful melodies. The pair met at Berklee and are a product of the Boston music scene. 
Admission: Free

The Western Den

Tuesday / June 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
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

3 Sudacas

Wednesday / June 25, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
3 Sudacas is three students at Berklee from Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia performing traditional and original compositions arranged for voice, percussion, mandolin, guitar, and bass. 
Admission: Free

Cole Schuster Trio

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
A versatile guitar player with virtuosic technique, Cole Schuster has shared the stage with jazz greats including Wycliffe Gordon, the Clayton Brothers, Jeff Hamilton, and Wynton Marsalis. 
Admission: Free

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