Events

Women of the World with Anyango: Journey through Kenya

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Boston-based global folk ensemble Women of the World shares the stage with Anyango, the world’s first known female nyatiti player.
Admission: Free

Yikou Gu: All About C-Pop

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215
Singer Yikou Gu performs a concert featuring covers of Chinese pop songs.
Admission: Free

Erica Meerbach: Twisted Tunes

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215
Twisted Tunes will feature some popular songs by the likes of Ellie Goulding and Florence and the Machine, but arranged in new and creative ways such as jazz standards, string quartet ballads, theatrical performance pieces, folk, funk, and many more.
Admission: Free

James Labrosse & The International Chamber Band

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215
Composer, arranger, and guitarist James Labrosse presents some of his latest work featuring a diverse band of vocalists, woodwinds, and strings.
Admission: Free

Ron Reid's Afro Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Ron Reid directs this combined faculty/student ensemble, which blends Afro-Cuban, reggae, R&B, and soca into an infectious mix of improvisation and danceable grooves. The program will feature originals, traditional Caribbean music, and popular songs arranged for Caribbean jazz-fusion ensemble.
Admission: Free

SA

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02110
SA is a journey of Indian songstress Shilpa Ananth. With a fusion of soul, jazz and world genres, SA will open your ears to a delicious palate of tasty surprises from the East as well as the West.  
Admission: Free

Shay’s Motel

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02210
Shay's Motel is a hip-hop band based in Boston that blends the spontaneity of free jazz with hard hitting danceable grooves and original poetry. Its sound can be likened to the sampled textures of hip-hop producers of the last two decades, combined with the rhythmic and harmonic freedom of jazz improvisation.  
Admission: Free

Cettina Donato

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common, Boston, MA, 02108
Cettina Donato is an Italian piano player and composer. In 2008, she attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee. Her first album, Pristine, contains her own compositions and arrangements.  
Admission: Free

Nikolas Metaxas

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Born in New York City and raised in Cyprus, Nikolas Metaxas started playing guitar by the age of 7 and piano by the age of 12, while also singing in choirs. When he was 20, he took part in the televised singing competition called The X-Factor (equivalent to American Idol) and placed second.  
Admission: Free

Allegra Cramer: The River

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215
Harpist and vocalist Allegra Cramer will present soul-searching originals and covers with an ensemble.
Admission: Free

Fabio Rojas Trio

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States
Hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, Rojas began his musical studies with drums at the age of 13. By 19, he was playing with the most acclaimed and recognized jazz musicians in Venezuela, such as Pablo Gil, Diego Alvarez, and Gonzalo Mico. Rojas has performed at numerous venues and events since coming to Boston, including Symphony Hall, TEDx Boston, the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival, and the Esplanade.
Admission: Free

Cettina Donato Trio

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common, Boston, MA, 02108
Cettina Donato is an Italian piano player and composer. In 2008, she attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee. Her first album, Pristine, contains her own compositions and arrangements.  
Admission: Free

Charlie the Most

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA, 02129
Charlie the Most is a huge band: a five-course meal that includes a full horn section, two guitarists, and vocals that will have you beggin’ for seconds.
Admission: Free

Alex Gasser

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880
Alex Gasser was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he began playing guitar at age 11. Currently a bassist, he was accepted into the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at the beginning of his second year and has represented the college in Puerto Rico, Panama, Spain, and the US.
Admission: Free

Wambura Mitaru / annieSoul

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210
Wambura Mitaru's eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background. Annette “annieSoul” Oduor is an artist with a mission to showcase Africa's diversity, creativity, and intellect through her music.
Admission: FREE

Eguie Castrillo and Mar del Norte

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
East Boston Greenway
42 Marginal Street, Boston, MA, 02128, United States
The sounds of salsa will heat up East Boston in this free concert featuring Berklee professor Eguie Castrillo. 
Admission: Free

Austin Webb's Senior Recital

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215
An eclectic performance presented by Austin Webb ranging from jazz and funk styles to blues and soul-influenced music. 
Admission: Free

One, Two, Four

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215
Solo, duo, and quartet performances of original music by Randy Felts. Randy will play the Synthophone (electronic saxophone) as well as "real'' alto saxophone and flute in a combination of styles, including Latin, jazz, classical, and film music.
Admission: Free

Midnight Snack / Aphrolove

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
Midnight Snack is the musical brainchild of brothers Michael and John Johnson.
Admission: Free

Ellie and Isa

Friday / July 18, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY, 12460
Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke are fiddlers and singer-songwriters who love traditional music and close harmonies. With two fiddles, two guitars, and two intertwining voices, they perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style. They will be joined by Mali-Agat Obomsawin on bass.

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