Summer Concerts at Wakefield Library

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.)

 

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

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 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

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

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

Cosimo Boni

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

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

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

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

Past Events

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

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.

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

Admission: Free

Marika Galea

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

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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

Vivienne Aerts

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Originally from the Netherlands, Berklee student Vivienne Aerts counts Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis among her musical influences.

Admission: Free

Osmar Okuma

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Bassist Osmar Okuma’s journey from Peru to Los Angeles to Boston has taken him to the stage of many great venues including Jazz Zone, Cocodrilo Verde, La Noche, Berklee Performance center, Ryles jazz club, the Blue Note, Shapeshifter Lab, Silvanas, and The Shrine.
 

Admission: Free

Guilherme Abud

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Guilherme Abud, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, started playing guitar when he was 16, and was soon influenced by the Joao Gilberto bossa nova style. He started performing in bars and restaurants with singers; at the same time he attended college. When he graduated in 2009 he was accepted in the Souza Lima Conservatory, where he started his formal music studies.

Admission: Free

Felipe Tinoco Quartet

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Originally from northeastern Brazil, Felipe Tinoco grew up surrounded by the sounds of traditional samba, bossa nova, and choro from his family of instrumentalists. It was not until his adolescence that he decided to pick up the guitar and pursue a career in music, carrying his family tradition while following his own peculiar musical instincts.
 
 

Admission: Free

Davis Whitfield

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

As the son of musicians, Davis Whitfield's early years were filled with music. While at Berklee, Davis performed at the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France, with Inna Dudukina. 

Admission: Free

Jack Sheehan

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

New York saxophonist Jack Sheehan is a notable performer at Berklee.  He was selected to perform the Fall 2013 Convocation Ceremonies and the 2013 Berklee City Music Encore Gala. Besides leading his own group, Jack is a member of the prestigious Berklee Rainbow Big Band under the direction of Tia Fuller.

Admission: Free

Alex Gasser

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

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

Marika Galea

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Since enrolling at Berklee, Marika Galea has performed everywhere from the desert of Santa Fe to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, as she carves out her reputation as a jazz bassist with staying power on this side of the U.S.-Canadian border.

Admission: Free