Concert

David Caalaman

Wednesday / September 16, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
David Caalaman
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David Caalaman is a pianist from San Diego, California who started playing at the age of eight. He studied classical music and regularly played in church throughout his teen years. He has always had an interest in jazz, R&B, and pop music. Caalaman currently attends Berklee College of Music and studies piano performance.

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Free

David Caalaman

Tuesday / September 15, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
David Caalaman
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David Caalaman is a pianist from San Diego, California who started playing at the age of eight. He studied classical music and regularly played in church throughout his teen years. He has always had an interest in jazz, R&B, and pop music. Caalaman currently attends Berklee College of Music and studies piano performance.

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Free

David Caalaman

Monday / September 14, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
David Caalaman
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David Caalaman is a pianist from San Diego, California who started playing at the age of eight. He studied classical music and regularly played in church throughout his teen years. He has always had an interest in jazz, R&B, and pop music. Caalaman currently attends Berklee College of Music and studies piano performance.

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Free

Witness Matlou

Friday / September 11, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Witness Matlou
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou currently studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) founded by Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez. There he gets to learn from and perform with big names in the jazz scene such as Joe Lovano, David Liebman, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Marco Pignataro, to name a few.

From learning to play music in church, Matlou found himself on a long journey of evaluating the nature of music, its purpose, and the role it plays in our lives. Influenced by the piano sound of Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku, and other great South African musicians, he studied music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal along the southeast coast of South Africa. Following a scholarship to study in the United States, he spent a year at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and then received a full scholarship to Berklee.

Also a composer and bandleader, Matlou has toured and played professionally in Europe. He has also appeared with his trio at the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and the Jazz in July festival in Des Moines in addition to touring Costa Rica. Other performances include playing in Paris and at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the BGJI and multiple shows in Boston's jazz clubs.

Admission: 
Free

Witness Matlou

Thursday / September 10, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Witness Matlou
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou currently studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) founded by Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez. There he gets to learn from and perform with big names in the jazz scene such as Joe Lovano, David Liebman, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Marco Pignataro, to name a few.

From learning to play music in church, Matlou found himself on a long journey of evaluating the nature of music, its purpose, and the role it plays in our lives. Influenced by the piano sound of Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku, and other great South African musicians, he studied music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal along the southeast coast of South Africa. Following a scholarship to study in the United States, he spent a year at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and then received a full scholarship to Berklee.

Also a composer and bandleader, Matlou has toured and played professionally in Europe. He has also appeared with his trio at the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and the Jazz in July festival in Des Moines in addition to touring Costa Rica. Other performances include playing in Paris and at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the BGJI and multiple shows in Boston's jazz clubs.

Admission: 
Free

Witness Matlou

Wednesday / September 9, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Witness Matlou
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou currently studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) founded by Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez. There he gets to learn from and perform with big names in the jazz scene such as Joe Lovano, David Liebman, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Marco Pignataro, to name a few.

From learning to play music in church, Matlou found himself on a long journey of evaluating the nature of music, its purpose, and the role it plays in our lives. Influenced by the piano sound of Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku, and other great South African musicians, he studied music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal along the southeast coast of South Africa. Following a scholarship to study in the United States, he spent a year at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and then received a full scholarship to Berklee.

Also a composer and bandleader, Matlou has toured and played professionally in Europe. He has also appeared with his trio at the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and the Jazz in July festival in Des Moines in addition to touring Costa Rica. Other performances include playing in Paris and at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the BGJI and multiple shows in Boston's jazz clubs.

Admission: 
Free

Witness Matlou

Tuesday / September 8, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Witness Matlou
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou currently studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) founded by Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez. There he gets to learn from and perform with big names in the jazz scene such as Joe Lovano, David Liebman, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Marco Pignataro, to name a few.

From learning to play music in church, Matlou found himself on a long journey of evaluating the nature of music, its purpose, and the role it plays in our lives. Influenced by the piano sound of Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku, and other great South African musicians, he studied music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal along the southeast coast of South Africa. Following a scholarship to study in the United States, he spent a year at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and then received a full scholarship to Berklee.

Also a composer and bandleader, Matlou has toured and played professionally in Europe. He has also appeared with his trio at the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and the Jazz in July festival in Des Moines in addition to touring Costa Rica. Other performances include playing in Paris and at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the BGJI and multiple shows in Boston's jazz clubs.

Admission: 
Free

Witness Matlou

Monday / September 7, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Witness Matlou
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou currently studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) founded by Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez. There he gets to learn from and perform with big names in the jazz scene such as Joe Lovano, David Liebman, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Marco Pignataro, to name a few.

From learning to play music in church, Matlou found himself on a long journey of evaluating the nature of music, its purpose, and the role it plays in our lives. Influenced by the piano sound of Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku, and other great South African musicians, he studied music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal along the southeast coast of South Africa. Following a scholarship to study in the United States, he spent a year at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and then received a full scholarship to Berklee.

Also a composer and bandleader, Matlou has toured and played professionally in Europe. He has also appeared with his trio at the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and the Jazz in July festival in Des Moines in addition to touring Costa Rica. Other performances include playing in Paris and at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the BGJI and multiple shows in Boston's jazz clubs.

Admission: 
Free

Night Lights

Wednesday / June 24, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Greenway Boston
Hanover Street and Cross Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Night Lights

With members from Mexico, Japan, California, and Norway, Night Lights bring together an eclectic assortment of sounds influenced by indie, rock, and soul music. The Boston-based band met in 2012 and has since discovered a balance between profound lyrics, hooky melodies, danceable music, and intriguing harmonic progressions. Inspired by the likes of Mutemath, Two Door Cinema Club, and Friendly Fires, the band's songs touch on the subject of existentialism and the confrontation of the self, hoping to discover a truth grounded in music, community, and conversation.

 

Night Lights released their debut EP, Here We Come, in July of 2014. With the success of their singles "Make Me Smile" and "Hit the Water," they got to play a live session show with Culture Collide, were featured as the third best band in Boston by Vents Magazine, and were named one of the bands to buzz about in the fall of 2014 by Buzznet. Night Lights will release their first full-length LP in the summer of 2015. 
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Free

Damn Tall Buildings

Wednesday / June 17, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Greenway Boston
Hanover Street and Cross Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Damn Tall Buildings

Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic guerrilla roots band from Boston. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help people to forget their everyday troubles and slip away with  up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is truly a combination of four different people melding their influences into a single sound.

Admission: 
Free

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