Summer Concerts at Spectacle Island

Berklee students provide a jazz soundtrack to Spectacle Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands. Take the ferry to hear wonderful music and explore fun options for hiking, swimming, boating, or just laying on the beach. (View map.)

 

Juan Mejía's Conspiracy

Sunday / July 12, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

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

Admission: Free

The Nasty Candombe Project

Sunday / July 26, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

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

Admission: Free

N&P Colombian Duo

Sunday / August 9, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

With the use of contemporary instrumental techniques for violin and Colombian harp, the goal of the N&P Colombian Duo is to expose these instruments in a new and exciting way and share Colombian music worldwide.

Admission: Free

Josu Ortiz Latin Jazz Quartet

Sunday / August 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

The Josu Ortiz Latin Jazz Quartet performs.

Admission: Free

Foreign Hues

Sunday / September 6, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

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

Past Events

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

CANCELED: 3 Sudacas

Sunday / June 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to the weather.
3 Sudacas, who met as Berklee students two years ago and have been playing together ever since, perform. 

Admission: Free

Grant Richards Trio

Sunday / August 31, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

In his short career, pianist Grant Richards has performed with many renowned artists including Esperanza Spalding, Eddie Gómez, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, Grant has remained active as a performer and teacher both in the Boston music scene and internationally. 

Admission: Free

Oliver Monaco Group

Sunday / August 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

Oliver Monaco's fluid style, personally and professionally, is his hallmark. Yet he knows that that kind of magic is created by preparing detail by detail, practice session by practice session. 

Admission: Free

Brian D Plautz

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

Brian Plautz has developed a reputation as a dynamic saxophonist, composer, and educator with a modern and accessible sound. He grew up outside of Cleveland, where he developed a rich background in music from gospel to classical to jazz. 

Admission: FREE

Elena Bonomo Trio

Sunday / July 20, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

Comprising Zerlina Devi on piano, Alex Dyring on bass, and Elena Bonomo on drums, Elena Bonomo Trio puts a fresh spin on tunes from the Great American Songbook, drawing influences from fusion, hip-hop, and R&B.

Admission: Free

3 Sudacas

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

3 Sudacas is a trio formed by Esther Rojas on bass, Eduardo Mercuri on guitar, and Marianella Rojas on vocals and percussion, creating a fusion of music from Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela that explores jazz and pop, among other genres.

Admission: FREE