Summer Concerts at Wakefield Library

E.g., 2016-06-02
E.g., 2016-06-02

Berklee artists perform at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings in this architectural gem of a library in Wakefield. Established in 1856, the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library is an excellent venue for taking in live music. (View map.)

 

Kaeli Earle Band

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Kaeli Earle, a bassist and vocalist from Bellingham, Washington, performs with her band. 

Admission: Free

Anibal Cruz

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Pianist Anibal Cruz, a Berklee student and a freelance musician, performs. Rooted in classical music and Afro-Cuban jazz, his playing style is influenced by his Cuban piano heritage and the sounds of Chucho Valdez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Tony Perez as well as jazz icons like Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock.

Admission: Free

Max Brandenburg

Thursday / June 16, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Max Brandenburg is a classically trained pianist, singer, and songwriter who combines his talents in his original music: a mix of catchy and heartfelt pop, jazz, and soul as well as stirring acoustic rock ballads.

Admission: Free

Kathryn Hallberg

Thursday / June 23, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Emotional, evocative, warm, natural, and firmly rooted in Americana with light pop and country stylings: this describes Kathryn Hallberg's music.

Admission: Free

Nacho González

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Ignacio González Nappa, who performs as Nacho González, is an Uruguayan musician, composer, and social entrepreneur currently studying jazz composition and performance at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Samuel Batista

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

The first musician in his family, Samuel Batista, an alto saxophone player born in Panama City, Panama, currently works as a bandleader of the Third Land Quintet.

Admission: Free

Jacob McCasllin

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Award-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jacob McCaslin performs as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series.

Admission: Free

Harshitha Krishnan

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Indian vocalist Harshitha Krishnan performs as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series.

Admission: Free

Alex Madeline Quartet

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Alexandre Madeline's jazz quartet performs their music, which is always full of surprises.

Admission: Free

MIXCLA

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and backing vocals and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion, MIXCLA performs, giving the audience a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Admission: Free

a l e a

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

a l e a is the stage name of Maria Alejandra Jimenez '16, a singer-songwriter from Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia.

Admission: Free

Sudacas

Thursday / August 25, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

 Sudacas, a group founded by Marianella Rojas (voice and percussion), and Esther Rojas (bass), performs their fusion of traditional music from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements.

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.

Rinat Tregerman

Thursday / August 27, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Rinat Tregerman is a composer, arranger, and pianist currently studying jazz composition and performance at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Alea

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Alea is the stage name of Maria Alejandra Jimenez, an artist whose unique style of music fuses jazz, Latin, African, and Colombian folk sounds.

Admission: Free

Cosimo Boni

Thursday / August 13, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Cosimo Boni is a jazz trumpet player from Florence, Italy.

Admission: Free

Gene Seow

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

Wakefield Library

Professional drummer and composer Gene Seow shows a rare talent and sensitivity for all things musical. 

Admission: Free

Jihye Lee Octet

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Jihye Lee is a versatile player and composer who has studied jazz composition and arranging with many of Berklee’s most distinguished faculty.

Admission: Free

The Gaia Wilmer Octet

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

With strong Brazilian influences and creative writing, Gaia Wilmer follows her own musical directions and ideas, creating unique textures and colors with her group, the Gaia Wilmer Octet.

Admission: Free

Felipe Tinoco Sextet

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Brazilian Felipe Tinoco shares his experiences and music with his group, the Felipe Tinoco Sextet.

Admission: Free

The Iceland Soundscape Trio

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

The Iceland Soundscape Trio is a group created by Drew Krasner (piano). He is joined by Rob Taylor (bass) and Tim Talavera (drums).

Admission: Free

Vivienne Aerts

Thursday / July 2, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

From the Netherlands, vocalist Vivienne Aerts studied at Berklee College of Music where she worked with renowned jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Joanne Brackeen, and Jetro Da Silva, among others.

Admission: Free

Suji Kim

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Suji Kim is a composer and bassist from Seoul, South Korea whose music is full of beautiful melodies and delicate contemporary harmony covering a range of styles such as classical, folk, pop, gospel, blues, and jazz.

Admission: Free

Harshitha Krishnan

Thursday / June 18, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Harshitha Krishnan is a vocalist of Indian origin from Lagos, Nigeria.

Admission: Free

Marika Galea

Thursday / June 11, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

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

Mauricio Morales Group

Thursday / June 4, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Mauricio Morales, a Mexican acoustic and electric bass player, performs.

Admission: Free