Concert

Josu Ortiz

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Josu Ortiz

At the age of four when Josu Ortiz (José Humberto) was in elementary school, his first teacher told his mother to get him into music lessons after she noticed he was constantly tapping the table. A year later, Ortiz became a member of the children’s choir at school. At age eight, he became interested in learning how to play the cuatro, a Venezuelan instrument. After a while, he and some other kids started an ensemble directed by their teacher, and their band played on a TV show. This experience, together with multiple other performance opportunities, made him realize that he wanted to take music more seriously.

In 2009, Ortiz joined Sgrupo, a private party band in which he had the opportunity to be both pianist and band director. He was in charge of the musical part of parties and chose the repertoire that was to be played in addition to discussing logistics with clients. With Sgrupo, he had gig opportunities in Caracas, Venezuela, and many other cities, and he also traveled to Panama, Curaçao, and Aruba. Ortiz was a member of Sgrupo until 2013, when he decided to make the biggest decision of his musical career thus far: coming to study at Berklee College of Music.

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Free

Bron Don

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142

Bron Don is a four-piece powerhouse of vibes fusing rock, reggae, funk, and good times together to keep you groovin' the night away.

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Free

Juan Mejia

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Juan Mejia

Juan Mejia currently leads his own band featuring talented musicians from all over the world. The group plays his original compositions and arrangements, and they released their debut album in 2015. He also plays with the Danny Nagy Big Stenk Band and with singer-songwriter Prong Guivolists.

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Free

Daniel Patiño

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Daniel Patiño

Daniel Patiño is a singer-songwriter from San José, Costa Rica. He has been an active member of the Costa Rican artistic community for the past decade. In 2007, alongside his brother Andres, Patiño formed a band called Patiño Quintana. Patiño Quintana recorded three albums and performed in some of Costa Rica’s major music festivals such as Festival Imperial and Festival de Ias Artes. Patiño has also worked as a composer and producer for the Costa Rican web series Dele Viaje, and he has been a guest singer with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Costa Rica. He's currently performing as a solo act with a repertoire that covers some of Patiño Quintana's best work as well as new music that showcases his most recent influences as a Berklee student in Boston.

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Free

Idelle

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Idelle

Idelle presents a fresh new way of sharing folk songs from her home country of Puerto Rico. Recently she has worked with different arrangements of songs such as "Ven" by Tommy Torres, "Mira la Vida" by Julieta Venegas, and many more.

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Free

Sophia Pascual

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Sophia Pascual

Boston-based singer-songwriter Sophia Pascual is an emerging hip-hop artist. She has found her groove by mixing R&B-infused hip-hop and trap music. Originally born and raised in the Philippines, she has learned to use her background and her childhood musical influences to tell stories of using strength and willpower to find one's truth. Pascual has recently been working on an EP that will feature collaborations with other Boston hip-hop artists. Her solo originals and covers on Soundcloud showcase her range as a songwriter and producer.

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Free

Carlos Capacho: Cuatro Venezuelan

Thursday / June 23, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Carlos Capacho

Carlos Capacho has forged an impressive musical career as a soloist on Venezuelan cuatro. His command of the cuatro and his impeccable technique have earned him the recognition of important musicians internationally and led him to explore various scenarios within and outside Venezuela. In July 2004 at 15 years old, he won first place in the First International Venezuelan Cuatro Contest in which 600 players competed. In 2012, Capacho received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music with a focus on jazz composition and jazz performance. His music has allowed him to perform on different stages worldwide in countries like Mexico, Cuba, Cameroon, Gabon, and Trinidad and Tobago, among many others. He has performed with nationally and internationally renowned artists such as Aldemaro Romero, Simón Díaz, María Teresa Chacín, Cheo Hurtado, and Paquito D’Rivera, to name just a few.

Watch Capacho perform "Global":

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Lyndsey Jones

Thursday / June 16, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Lyndsey Jones

Lyndsey Jones, a soul and pop artist from Dallas, Texas, combines intoxicating vocals and a charming stage presence to create an intimate concert experience. Driven by drum and bass grooves, her piano and vocals soar over the top, making for a unique sound immersed in soul. Jones is releasing her first original EP, Paper Planes, early this summer.

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Free

Mariana Secca

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Mariana Secca

Mariana Secca is a pianist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter from Portugal. She is currently studying professional music at Berklee after receiving a Berklee achievement grant for the 2015–2016 academic year. She is also getting ready to record her first album this summer.

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Free

Mauricio Morales

Friday / July 29, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Mauricio Morales

Mauricio Morales is a Mexican acoustic and electric bass player. He was exposed to the arts from a young age through his mother, Teresa Gonzalez, a renowned Mexican watercolor painter, and his father, who had a big passion for music. At the age of 13, Morales got his first instrument when his father bought him his very first bass, and he decided he was going to be a musician. Morales played with people his age and learned songs that were popular at the time. Slowly he started to get called for gigs and other projects. The more he studied, the more he wanted to achieve as a bass player and as a writer. After falling in love with jazz, he studied at Berklee starting with a summer program in 2009 and eventually moving to Boston for his first semester at Berklee in 2012. He has studied with renowned musicians such as Agustin Bernal, George Garzone, Tia Fuller, Greg Hopkins, and Hal Crook, among others, and he has performed with artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Robin Eubanks, and Tia Fuller. He has recorded his first EP, Mauricio Morales Group, and has collaborated on several other projects within the Berklee community. 

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Free

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