Concert

Ceci Juno / Seven To Five

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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100 Foley Street
Somerville
MA
United States
02145

Ceci Juno is an Ecuadorian singer-songwriter, composer, and music therapist in training. Seven to Five is a Boston-area band that makes reharmonized arrangements such as mashups and medleys.

 

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Free

Kyle Thornton & the Company

Wednesday / August 3, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Kyle Thornton

Kyle Thornton & the Company is a seven-piece soul-hop group whose sound samples influences from several genres while remaining grounded in the passionate, honest style that is the blues. Currently based in Boston, the band is made up of members from around the United States. Kyle Thornton & the Company's classic grooves and thought-provoking lyrics will move your heart and your body. Radio personality Sterling Golden described Kyle Thornton & the Company’s live performances as “a celebration of music and life, led by the group and fed by the screaming faithful around me. I felt the connection and let me tell you, family, it was a rush.”

Watch Kyle Thornton & the Company perform "Read Receipts":

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Nicolas Emden

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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100 Foley Street
Somerville
MA
United States
02145
Nicolas Emden
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Nicolas Emden is a Chilean singer-songwriter from the city of Osorno, near Patagonia, where he grew up and learned music through South American folklore, the Beatles, Argentinian rock, and Dave Matthews Band, among other things. Today he lives in Boston, studying and working as a performer, a music director, a conductor for musical theater, and anything that mixes an orchestra with the popular music world. For this show, he will perform the music from his album, Como los Pájaros, released in Chile in 2014. 

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Orlando Retana

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Assembly Row
100 Foley Street
Somerville
MA
United States
02145
Orlando Retana

Orlando Retana, a drummer from Costa Rica, and his band focus on Latin jazz, fusion, and world music. He has performed with many well-known artists such as Mel Pulinario, Sabaa Tovar, Chris Allen, Luis Morales Jr., and Susana Baca, among others. Retana will graduate from Berklee in May 2016 and plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams as a freelance drummer. 

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Shirhan Agabeyli

Wednesday / July 27, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Shirhan Agabeyli

Bassist Shirhan Agabeyli is also a composer, arranger, and singer born in Ukraine on April 11, 1991. His parents immersed him at a very young age in different musical environments such as jazz, funk, fusion, R&B, and, of course, his motherland's traditional music of mugam, a highly complex art form that merges poetry and musical improvisation. He took mugam lessons from renowned tar (an Azerbaijani traditional instrument) player Sidqi Mustafaev. As a performer and improviser, Agabeyli combines influences that represent his ethnic Azerbaijani background with the intricate rhythmical structures of jazz harmony and mugam. He has recorded and performed with musician such as John Medeski, David Fiuczynski, Batyrkhan Shukenov, Enver Izmaylov, and Erkan Ogur, and has participated in various musical projects in Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the U.S. He is currently studying performance at Berklee College of Music.

Watch Agabeyli perform with the Alexandr Murenko Band:

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MIXCLA

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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100 Foley Street
Somerville
MA
United States
02145
MIXCLA
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Led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and backing vocals and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion, MIXCLA performs, giving the audience a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

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Free

Dear June

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Dear June

Dear June is a rock 'n' roll band from Boston. Founded as a duo with folk roots, the band has transformed into a five piece with a distinctly eclectic, Americana sound. Their blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics produces a well-rounded, soulful sound. Dear June pulls influence from a range of acts from Tedeschi Trucks Band to Brazilian funk, showcasing the various talents and interests of each band member. 

Watch Dear June perform "Fences":

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Wepro

Thursday / June 23, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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100 Foley Street
Somerville
MA
United States
02145
Wepro
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Marco Castelluzzo thought he was going to be a classical musician until he listened to the first three rough guitar chords accompanied by a sharp voice from a guy called Billy Joe Armstrong. Even though punk rock is not his genre, he took the energy from it to make his own music sound like a punch ready to hit. For this reason, he left his piano lessons at the age of 9 to start playing guitar. Playing rock was for cool people, but his guitar teacher Luca Accogli trained him with a technique called finger-style that he mixed with influences from funk, pop rock, acoustic, and electronic music. His main influences include Victor Wooten, Aerosmith, Tommy Emanuel, Damien Rice, and Jon Hopkins, among others.

After discovering the potential that his voice had, he started making many collaborations with the Disney Company. The most notable are from the movie Tangled, in which he recorded the Italian soundtrack, and also some background actor roles for the TV series. He has also been part of a famous TV show called Amici as a songwriter where his song “The Sun Is Here with Me“ was used and won the award of “most downloaded song on iTunes“ in only one week.

Castelluzzo attempted many times to put a band together, but the fact that he needed to keep working alone to express himself better led him to be a solo artist. In 2012 at the age of 19 he released his first album I pensieri fanno l’alba which he describes as a mixture of styles where his music is still faded. In the same album that he wrote, composed, and arranged, he had the opportunity to collaborate with guitar player Phil Palmer and bass player Phil Spalding.  

After that, he decided to leave his country to study music abroad at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he is currently enrolled as a student. Through the years, he started noticing that all of his friends usually called him by his Facebook nickname "Wepro," which is a fusion between the two words “wedding” and “project,” the name of his last band back in Italy. He liked it and decided to keep it as his artist name.

Wepro recentely released two EPs and three music videos saying: “This is who I’ve always been.“  In these two EPs—The White EP and The Black EP—he focused on the main features of funk, pop, finger-style, and electronic music.

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Molly Kupris

Thursday / June 16, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Assembly Row
100 Foley Street
Somerville
MA
United States
02145
Molly Kupris

Molly Kupris is a singer-songwriter from Boston with roots in country music and influences in pop, rock, and folk. She is a junior at Berklee studying music therapy.

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MIXCLA

Wednesday / July 13, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
MIXCLA

Pulling from the three dynamic spirits of the Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project, a new mixture of sonic masterpieces is born. MIXCLA is a play on words between mezcla and mix. It is also a merging of cultures hailing from the mountains of Chile to the traditions of Japan and driven by the fires of Cuba to achieve a truly unique Latin jazz experience. MIXCLA is led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and backing vocals and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion. This mixture of cultural spices makes the perfect recipe for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Watch MIXCLA perform "MIXCLA":

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