Performance

Di eVano Project

Saturday / July 15, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Di eVano was the winner of the 2010 award for the Best World Music act at the Boston Music Conference. Di eVano is currently the headliner on Tuesday nights at La Fabrica Central in Cambridge, and they are planning to record their debut EP this year. The group performs pieces ranging in time period, place of origin, and influences, from Bach to the Buena Vista Social Club, to Emiliano Salvador, Irakere, and Chick Corea.
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Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant and bar.

Paul Sanchez

Sunday / August 6, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
Paul Sanchez
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Paul Sanchez is a trumpeter from Quito, Ecuador, who began his musical career at a very young age studying at the National Conservatory and the Brass Band of Ecuador. Years later, he enrolled at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, which exposed him to big band jazz as a young teenager, and consequently allowed him to play with well-known jazz musicians such as Brad Goode, Jeff Galindo, Elizabeth Dotson, Greg Badolato, Rick Peckham, and Antonio Hart.

Listen to Sanchez perform "A Través de Tus Ojos" (Live at Berklee):

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Free

Gordon Neidinger

Thursday / August 17, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Gordon Neidinger
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Gordon Neidinger is a mandolinist, composer, and producer hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, now living in Brooklyn, New York. Classically trained and an inveterate bar and festival performer, Gordon’s love for improvisation and dedication to technical excellence has taken him everywhere from NPR’s From the Top radio show for pre-collegiate classical musicians, to victories on the contest stage of Winfield, Kansas’s renowned National Mandolin Competition, to the esteemed halls of Berklee College of Music, where he studies modern composition and music production techniques on scholarship. When not playing in recording sessions, composing, or sitting behind a mixing console directing recording sessions of his own compositions, Gordon is an avid reader of beat literature and huge fan of classic B movies.

Listen to Gordon Neidinger play Vittorio Monti's "Csardas":

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Free

Alexis Newman

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Alexis Newman
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Alexis Newman is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and performer from Yonkers, New York. She is currently attending Berklee College of Music where she is a vocal performance major. 

Since being at Berklee, Newman has been able to open up for numerous artists such as Brian McKnight with the Divas as well as Aloe Blacc, Bilal, and Chris Turner with the Neo Soul Ensemble during a Marvin Gaye tribute. She also performed background vocals for Aloe Blacc, Bilal, and Chris Turner during the tribute. Additionally, she has sung backgrounds for R&B singer Ledisi.

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Free

Marco Mares

Thursday / July 6, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Marco Mares
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From Mexico City, Marco Mares is a singer-songwriter who’s trying to break the pre-established roads and search for new ways to create fresh and honest pop, which he successfully showcased in his debut album Para Ella (2014). Mares brings an exciting performance packed with audience-artist interaction full of fun, funky pop mixed with romantic lyrics in Spanish. His latest single, “Flaquita” (2017), speaks about love having no size or labels. This catchy reggae-pop hit 130,000 streams on Spotify just three weeks after its release. New singles are on the way as Mares continues to expand his career to several countries. For several weeks he has been positioned on Spotify’s Peru Top 50 Viral playlist on the first spots, as well as on Mexico's Top 50 Viral. Mares’ soulful music reflects on love in its purest form. 

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Free

Olivia Swann

Thursday / June 15, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Olivia Swann
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Evocative of the contemporary soul stylings of Kehlani and SZA, Olivia Swann is an emerging singer-songwriter from the U.K. Swann, 21, has created original work with a unique sound as a female R&B/pop artist. Swann’s inclusion of a soulful jazz dimension into her music creates a rich, atmospheric experience for her listeners, reminiscent of the hypnotic downtempo rhythms of James Blake. Her debut E.P. is set to be released in the summer.

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Free

Moxie

Sunday / June 25, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
Parker Ousley and Dalia Marina (Moxie)
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A musical analogy for tigers befriending orangutans, Dalia Marina (voice) and Parker Ousley (cello) are an unusual but perfectly paired duo. With styles ranging from folk to funk, and a splash of comic relief, they promise to guide you through the full range of human emotions.
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Free

Moxie

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Parker Ousley and Dalia Marina (Moxie)
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A musical analogy for tigers befriending orangutans, Dalia Marina (voice) and Parker Ousley (cello) are an unusual but perfectly paired duo. With styles ranging from folk to funk, and a splash of comic relief, they promise to guide you through the full range of human emotions.
Admission: 
Free

Ethan Setiawan

Thursday / June 8, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Ethan Setiawan
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Community is what makes Ethan Setiawan tick. Music can take on many faces, and for the Indiana-born, Boston-based musician and mandolinist, that face is creative collaboration with others. For Setiawan, the passion lies in the synergy that happens when a group of unique individuals come together. The combination of vulnerability, courage, and openness that collaboration requires is intoxicating. This search for the next border and the experiences that create this space is central to Setiawan's work. ​While first and foremost an acoustic mandolin player, Setiawan also performs on mandocello and electric mandolin. He won the 2014 National Mandolin Championship, performed on NPR syndicate A Prairie Home Companion in 2015, and participated in the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar in 2015 and 2016. Setiawan has performed at venues such as Club Passim, Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Walnut Valley Festival, and the Savannah Music Festival. These days, you can find him dividing his time between Boston, where he attends Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, and his home community of Goshen, Indiana. He can be seen performing with OctoPladd, the Leafless, Mutual Kumquat, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, and Fugue Mill.
 
Watch Ethan Setiawan perform "St. Anne's Reel": 
 
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Free

Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Instrumental Showcase

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Directed by Rob Rose, Bob Doezema, John Pierce, and Jeff Perry, this concert will feature the winners of the Five-Week Instrumental Showcase auditions, including the Five-Week Country, Motown, and Tower of Power ensembles, the Five-Week String Orchestra, and Rock Workshop.

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Free

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