Summer Concerts at Derby Square, Salem

The Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble

Saturday / May 9, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

The Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble is a high-level student band led by Dave Weigert (drums), a professor in the Ensemble Department. They play the repertoire of the world-renowned Yellowjackets, one of the few jazz bands that has been together for over 30 years. 

Admission: Free

Marika Galea

Saturday / June 13, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Known for her soulful audience interaction and toe-tapping beat, bassist/composer Marika Galea presents her quartet, including Yoav Eshed (guitar), Tomoaki Baba (saxophone), and Jongkuk Kim (drums).

Admission: Free

Beneil Miller

Saturday / July 11, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Beneil Miller blends roots reggae, jazz, R&B, and many more genres to create the perfect stew of what he envisions for reggae music.

Admission: Free

Chuks Okpu

Saturday / August 8, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Known for his unique style situated at the crossroads of various musical influences, Chuks Okpu is a Nigerian bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who has been touring Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States since the age of 16.

Admission: Free

The Interlopers

Saturday / August 15, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Grown locally in the rolling green hills of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the Interlopers are best described as a young, organic, and joy-inducing musical organism.

Admission: Free

Past Events

Check out some of the great shows that have been part of the Summer in the City series in prior years.

Sarah McKenzie Quartet

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer performing Salem Jazz and Soul Festival / Berklee Summer Series.
 

Admission: Free

Frotations

Saturday / July 12, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Forged in 2011 by singer-songwriter Chris Kazarian and bass player Pedro Ribiero, the Frotations (originally known as K.A.Z.) are a musical experiment centered on Chris's writing and Pedro's arranaging. 

Admission: Free

Bobby Wesley

Saturday / June 14, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Bobby Wesley is a guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Detroit. Soon to release his debut album, his compositions are a timeless mixture of contemporary jazz and neo-soul. 

Admission: Free

Latimbop

Saturday / May 10, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group composed of Berklee students and led by Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr. and Colombian bassist Esther Rojas.

Admission: Free