Events

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E.g., 2014-04-18

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

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

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

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

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
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

Damn Tall Buildings / El Feeling / The Lonely Heartstring Band

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Damn Tall Buildings, El Feeling, and the Lonely Heartstring Band perform roots music from the Deep South, Colombia, the Northeast, and the Midwest. 
Admission: Free

Sarah McKenzie Quartet

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
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

Kiri’s Quartet

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Kiri's Quartet stemmed from a group of four friends who enjoy music with influences from B.B. King all the way to Robert Glasper. 
Admission: Free

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Hailing from South Korea, the singer and composer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener.
Admission: FREE

The Cuatro Venezuelan Project

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
The Cuatro Venezuelan Project, led by composer and performer Carlos Capacho, plays original compositions inspired by world music and jazz.  
Admission: Free

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Hailing from South Korea, the singer and composer Song Yi Jeon will perform with her quintet. Song Yi's music combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener.      
Admission: FREE

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