Events

E.g., 2014-04-17
E.g., 2014-04-17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fate & the Family Band

Saturday / August 16, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
Fate & the Family Band is a Boston based blues/rock band with fresh tunes, dance moves, and an inviting vibe. 
Admission: FREE

Maria Rowinska

Sunday / August 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Maria Rowinska's introduction to bossa nova began a young age, by listening to Elis & Tom with her father. Her desire to learn bossa expanded to samba, choro, and other Brazilian styles. 
Admission: FREE

Oyinda

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electronic-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling.  
Admission: FREE

KeL Do Nascimento

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
KeL is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who moved to Boston in 2011. Influenced by artists like Corinne Bailey Rae, Susan Tedeschi, Hiatus Kaiyote, and others, her group combines jazz piano, rock solos, and fresh pop grooves, with smooth Brazilian melodies.  
Admission: Free

Karamel Day

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
Karamel Day, led by Dana Protsenko, draws mainly from the rich history of jazz but with a contemporary stylistic fusion of popular music. The group has performed at the Lily Pad, the Middle East, All-Asia Bar, the Cantab Lounge, Berklee Performance Center, and the Red Room at Café 939.    
Admission: Free

Oyinda and Bigfoot Wallace

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electro-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling. The indie-rock electronic outfit Bigfoot Wallace is Jon Hubbells's self-produced endeavor using wispy vocals, glitchy drum beats, and heavily affected guitar.   
Admission: FREE

Bailey Taylor / The Georgia English Band / Wambura Mitaru

Saturday / August 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Warm your soul on George's Island with music from passionate artists that speak to humanity. Each artist will perform a set of their music with stories of hope, vunerabiltiy, and joy.  
Admission: Free

The Western Den

Saturday / August 23, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
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

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