Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

Kate Diaz

Thursday / June 4, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

A seasoned singer-songwriter with four acoustic albums out at age 18, Kate Diaz performs.
 

Admission: Free

Kathryn Hallberg

Thursday / June 11, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Firmly rooted in Americana with pop and country stylings layered on top, Kathryn Hallberg is an accomplished young songwriter who has distilled her varied influences into a sound that is all her own.

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / June 18, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

ChoroBop performs music from their repertoire, which is based on the roots of Brazilian choro with influences from jazz and contemporary music.

Admission: Free

Jihye Lee

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Jihye Lee, a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music and a versatile player and composer, performs.

Admission: Free

Josu Ortiz Latin Jazz Quartet

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

The Josu Ortiz Latin Jazz Quartet performs.

Admission: Free

Mad Satta

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Mad Satta is a soul band with eight members who strive to bring original, positive, and eclectic music to a wide range of listeners.

Admission: Free

Ripe

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Ripe is a seven-piece pop/funk band that believes with enough passion behind it, music can make the earth shake.

Admission: Free

The Yousif Yaseen Project

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

The Yousif Yaseen Project is an endeavor to take music from multicultural sources, such as jazz, soul, Arabic music, and American folk, and blend it into a sound that is unique and passionate.

Admission: Free

The Nasty Candombe Project

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Nacho González presents the Nasty Candombe Project, an Afro-Uruguayan groove mixed with jazz and funk.

Admission: Free

Juan Mejía's Conspiracy

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Juan Mejía's Conspiracy, featuring incredibly talented musicians from all over the world, performs original compositions and arrangements.

Admission: Free

Covey

Thursday / August 6, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Covey is an indie folk band fronted by guitarist and vocalist Tom Freeman.

Admission: Free

The Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

Thursday / August 13, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Zahili Gonzalez Zamora's repertoire is a fusion of genres founded in Cuban music while acknowledging current artists such as Michel Petrucciani and Erykah Badu. Her ensemble embodies the new vision of a global music community.

Admission: Free

Foreign Hues

Thursday / August 13, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Foreign Hues is a band of talented musicians from around the world, coming together with great passion to take what they've learned from their homes countries and infuse these genres, styles, and traditions with groove-based R&B and soul music.

Admission: Free

Grey Season

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Grey Season performs their unique brand of folk music wrapped in rock 'n' roll. 

Admission: Free

Iris Lune

Thursday / August 27, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

This indie rock outfit creates dreamy, atmospheric pop anthems that set lead singer Ella Joy Meir’s soaring vocals against shimmering, gorgeously textured instrumentals. 

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.

Common Thread

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Common Thread is a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the world brought together by a passion for good vibes and music that makes you move, and the purpose of building musicianship in one another.

Admission: FREE

Oyinda

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electronic-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling.

Admission: FREE

Song Yi

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Hailing from South Korea, the singer and composer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener.

Admission: FREE

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer whose second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012.

Admission: FREE

Latimbop

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr.

Admission: FREE

LowTone Society

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

The members of LowTone Society came together in the fall of 2011 from diverse backgrounds and sharing a pure love of making music. Collectively they draw from musical training and experience in everything from jazz to classical to hip-hop, and from to gospel to reggae and dancehall. 

Admission: FREE

Grey Season

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Grey Season electrifies living room music, perching harmonies atop a sound that envelopes folk in rock 'n' roll.

Admission: FREE

Satarra

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Satarra, a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, is rooted in R&B, indie rock, and world music. She focuses on bringing a fresh sound to the forefront of the music scene and will move you with stunning, potent lyrics and an authentic sound.

Admission: Free

The Erin Bentlage Group

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Somewhere between Vermont and the sound of Billie Holiday and others, Erin Bentlage creates the organic quality of folk and the stylings of jazz. She and her group will present original compositions and arrangements ranging from Brazilian ballads to American Songbook standards.

Admission: Free

Apoena

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Apoena’s music is a concise mixture of the many types he heard throughout childhood. Coming from a family of actors, musicians, acrobats, and variety performers, his influences range from Brazilian folk and pop to contemporary indie rock and world jazz. 

Admission: Free