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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Kendall Square
Satarra, a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, is rooted in R&B, indie rock, and world music. She focuses on bringing a fresh sound to the forefront of the music scene and will move you with stunning, potent lyrics and an authentic sound.
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.
Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
The Jan Esbra Quartet plays original compositions of all the band members. Originating in the fall of 2011, the Jan Esbra Quartet has recorded in the Berklee studios and performed in and around Boston.
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.
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.