North End Music and Performing Arts Center brings a series of four concerts during the month of July, every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm, to the North End Greenway Park (North St/Cross St), co-presented by Century Bank & Trust Co. and Harbinger Development, and in partnership with the City of Boston and The Greenway Conservancy. Led by artistic director Stefano Marchese, the series will bring together a mix of different cultures of the world through contemporary jazz sounds from Latin, Funky, Mediterranean, and World music. Jazz in the Park 2019 will take the audience on a music journey of inclusion, equity and diversity that makes jazz music the perfect vehicle for this blend.
Inspired by this event, picnic basket options will be available for purchase online at the Boston Public Market “Mercato” website; upon pre-ordering, they can be picked up by their information desk. We trust this music and food experience will be the perfect night out for families, friends, neighbors in and around the North End/Waterfront neighborhood! Check out this year’s line up!
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
MIXCLA opens our Jazz in the Park series by combining sounds from the mountains of Chile, the traditions of Japan, and the fires of Cuba, to achieve a truly unique Latin jazz experience. MIXCLA is led by composer/pianist and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Gabrielle Goodman follows to showcase her jazz, R&B, classical, as well as gospel voice style. She is a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music. She has performed with Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, and Roberta Flack who has praised Goodman as “one of the finest singers around today.”
Tuesday, July 23th, 2019
Scanzonati performs during this third week of jazz by combining charming and soulful vocal textures with sophisticated harmonies and arrangements to present incredibly rich and well-written Italian music infused with Mediterranean lyrical finesse. This band was founded by singer-songwriter Stefano Marchese and bass player and Berklee Professor Andrea Pejrolo.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Sawaari closes the series by bringing the most ancient and fascinating Indian, Arabic, and North African sounds to The Greenway! Sawaari explores the nexus of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy, fully encompassing the varied interests and backgrounds of its band members Fabio Pirozzolo (vocals and percussion), Jussi Reijonen (oud), Mike Rivard (sintir and double bass), and Amit Kavthekar (tabla).
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