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.
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.
Monday / July 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Berklee Performance Center
David Tronzo has been voted among the top 100 guitarists of the 20th century and the top 10 jazz guitarists by Musician magazine. He's also been named the Best Guitarist in NYC by the New York Press, and was one of 30 musicians worldwide to receive a nomination for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts for music.
Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.Berklee Performance Center
Bobby Stanton, a guitarist and songwriter,he has won awards from BMI and ASCAP, as well as seven Boston Music Awards. Stanton has extensive playing experience in theater, radio, recording and television.
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.
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.
Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.Berklee Performance Center
Master guitarist Lauren Passarelli has been a guitar professor at Berklee since 1984. In this clinic, she shares her passionate views on the creative process, the Beatles, songwriting, guitar teaching, and working with recording technology.
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.
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.
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.
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 admissionBuy Tickets
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.Buy Tickets
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
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.