Events

E.g., 2014-07-23
E.g., 2014-07-23

Animal Flag

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
With recorded works that range from heartbreaking solo acoustic tunes and full fledged folk-rock anthems to lush electronic pop songs, Animal Flag doesn't lack variety. 
Admission: Free

Yakir Arbib

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Blind from birth, pianist Yakir Arbib has the gift of synesthesia (a blending of the senses), allowing him to "see" tones as distinct colors. It inspired his recent piece, "Waves of Visions," a collaboration with visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim.
Admission: Free

OSIRIS FIRE

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
OSIRIS FIRE frontman Itamar Edelman combines influences from his reggae-rich hometown of Ithaca, New York (the birthplace of John Brown's Body and 10 Ft Ganja Plant), with the heavy bass and electronic sounds of the Boston underground hip-hop scene to create an original genre-defying sound. 
Admission: Free

Rebecca Nicole Chubay's Senior Recital

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Singer Rebecca Nicole Chubay performs her senior recital with a program of old-fashioned and contemporary jazz classics and originals.
Admission: Free

Enya Lim: Picnic

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Singer and composer Enya Lim and friends present a whimsical collection of original tunes and standards.
Admission: Free

Swingin' in the Fens with Ron Mahdi and Friends

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
Ramler Park
An evening of free jazz in beautiful Ramler Park, located in the West Fenway.
Admission: Free

Yakir Arbib

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Blind from birth, Arbib has the gift of synesthesia (a blending of the senses), allowing him to "see" tones as distinct colors. It inspired his recent piece, "Waves of Visions," a collaboration with visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim.
Admission: Free

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

HartBeat

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
Lomar Brown is an up-and-coming alto saxophonist in the Boston area. He has attended Berklee for the last four years, and been given the opportunity to play venues including the Middle East, Phoenix Landing, the Red Room, the Sinclair, Wally’s Cafe, and Berklee Performance Center. He has also had the honor of sharing the stage with musicians such as Neal Smith, Tia Fuller, George Clinton, and Bernie Worrell.
Admission: Free

Jacinta Clusellas

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Jacinta Clusellas brings together jazz, Argentinean folk, and other Latin styles. 
Admission: Free

Damn Tall Buildings

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, its songs about love and ramblin’ help the everyday troubles slip away into up-tempo hobo anthems.    
Admission: Free

The Art of Extemporaneous Composition: An Improviser's Approach to Writing Music

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Daryl Lowery (tenor sax) and fellow Berklee faculty Mark Walker (drums), Dave Clark (bass), and Jiri Nedoma (piano) will perform new original music as well as selections from the quartet’s new recording, Unity of One. The performance will include a discussion of the creative process involved with each composition and unique approaches to the art of improvisation.
Admission: Free

Shwetaank Gupta: Inside My Mind

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Blues guitarist and sitar player Shwetaank Gupta performs another recital with a diverse band. His music draws on various influences and ideologies from Western and Eastern practices.
Admission: Free

Sylvie Leys: To the World Peace

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Tenor saxophonist Sylvie Leys will present some original tunes, arranged jazz standards, and French songs, accompanied by various musicians from around the world.
Admission: Free

Yakir Arbib Trio

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Blind from birth, Yakir Arbib has the gift of synesthesia (a blending of the senses), allowing him to "see" tones as distinct colors. It inspired his recent piece, "Waves of Visions," a collaboration with visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim.
Admission: Free

The Maniacs of the 4th Dimension

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall 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

Valentina Blu

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Charlestown Navy Yard
Marrying breathy vocal lines with profound lyrics, Valentina sings with a voice as rich and deep as a sapphire. Her music draws listeners to a place within themselves where they can confront deeply felt notions of spirituality, human connection, and social change.  
Admission: Free

Jack Sheehan

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
New York saxophonist Jack Sheehan is a notable performer at Berklee.  He was selected to perform the Fall 2013 Convocation Ceremonies and the 2013 Berklee City Music Encore Gala. Besides leading his own group, Jack is a member of the prestigious Berklee Rainbow Big Band under the direction of Tia Fuller.
Admission: Free

Lowtone Society

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
The members of Lowtone Society came together in the fall of 2011 from diverse backgrounds but with a common 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

Tom Zmuda

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
Tom Zmuda is a contemporary saxophonist and a recent Berklee College of Music graduate. Influenced by jazz, R&B, soul, and funk, Tom exudes a thorough passion for groove-based music and draws from an eclectic repertoire when he performs. This performance will also feature Neal Rosenthal on trumpet.
Admission: Free

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