HarborWalk Sounds—Thursdays in July

Joyce Linehan
July 10, 2009
Tubby Love
Neara Russell
La Timbística
Alex Wintz
Photo provided by the artist
Photo provided by the artist
Photo provided by the artist
Photo provided by the artist

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) once again partners with the world-renowned Berklee College of Music to present HarborWalk Sounds, a wildly popular series of summer concerts. Showcasing some of the best new talent Berklee has to offer, HarborWalk Sounds happens on Target Free Thursday Nights in July, 6–8:30 p.m. The action takes place on the stunning waterfront Putnam Investments Plaza at the ICA.

Enjoy the best of both institutions with this free series of concerts featuring rising stars in jazz, world music, Latin, and more. Relax on the harbor with a delicious drink from the Water Café and hot sounds from the coolest music school around. The ICA galleries are also open, so it's the perfect opportunity to see the hit exhibition Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand, which closes August 16. For more information, call 617 478-3100 or visit icaboston.org.

July 9: Neara Russell

Classically trained pianist/vocalist Neara Russell, winner of the 2006 Berklee Songwriting Contest, and her band create a dynamic experience of rock, jazz, classical, and electronic music.

July 16: Tubby Love

Reggae group Tubby Love brings its original blend of reggae, rock, and blues to the HarborWalk.

July 23: La Timbística

Named Down Beat's 2008 College Jazz Group of the Year, La Timbística is a contemporary all-star Latin band made up of some of the best young musicians on the East Coast. Its Latin jazz repertoire ranges from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian classics to modern, original compositions.

July 30: Alex Wintz

Jazz guitarist Alex Wintz performs with his band. His awards include the National Foundation of the Arts (2006), Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship All Star (2006), Down Beat Outstanding Jazz Soloist in High School (2006). He won Berklee's Guitar Achievement Award in 2007 and 2008, and was a 2008 semifinalist in the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition.

In case of inclement weather, shows will be moved indoors into the theater. Learn more about Berklee's summer concert series.

About the ICA

An influential forum for multidisciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for more than 70 years. Like its iconic building on Boston's waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas.

The ICA, located at 100 Northern Avenue, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, and free for members and children 17 and under. ICA Free Admission for Youth is sponsored by State Street Foundation. Admission is free on Target Free Thursday Nights, 5–9 p.m. Free admission for families is sponsored by Hood (two adults plus children) on the last Saturday of each month. For more information, call 617 478-3100 or visit icaboston.org.