Free After-Work Performances by Berklee Students in Kendall Square

By 
Stephanie Oteri
July 19, 2013
Fabio Rojas
Juan Perez Rodriguez
Sol's Group
Luis D'Elias Sextet
John Egizi
Chroma
Vanisha Gould

On Thursdays through September 5, Berklee College of Music brings free after work entertainment to Kendall Square’s Cambridge Center Plaza. Jazz percussionist Fabio Rojas, majoring in film scoring/performance, will perform on Thursday, July 25, at 5:00 p.m, with recent Berklee graduate’s Daniel Rotem on tenor saxophone and bassist Osmar Okuma. Rojas has performed at a variety of venues and events across Boston including Boston Symphony Hall, TEDxBoston, the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival, and the Charles River Esplanade. The free concert is part of the Kendall After 5 series, part of Berklee Summer in the City, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, Rojas began his musical studies with drums at 13, and then studied orchestral percussion at Colegio Emil Friedman in Caracas and jazz drums at the Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes. By 19, he was playing with the most acclaimed and recognized jazz musicians in Venezuela, such as Pablo Gil, Diego Alvarez, and Gonzalo Mico. In 2009, he began playing with internationally recognized musicians such as Bruce Gertz, Alex Brown, Marcus Santos, Gilles Grivolla and Oscar Stagnaro. He received a scholarship to attend Berklee.

 

Kendall After 5 performances continue through Thursday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m, with students performing an array of musical styles:

Thursday, August 1 - Juan Perez Rodriguez (Flamenco vocalist)

Thursday, August 8 - Sol’s Group ( jazz pianist)

Thursday, August 15 - Luis D’Elias Sextet ( Venezuelan composer and guitarist)

Thursday, August 22 - John Egizi  (jazz trombonist and bassist)

Thursday, August 29 - Chroma  (jazz quintet)

Thursday, September 5 - Vanisha Gould (jazz vocalist)

Stephanie Oteri is a summer intern in the Media Relations Office at Berklee. Contact her at berkleemediaintern@gmail.com.