Note: No concert on July 4th.
Located at the crossroads of the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel and Kendall Station subway stop, and at the heart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, Kendall Center offers a lovely introduction to Cambridge. Whether on your way home from work, or heading to dinner, make a stop by Kendall Plaza on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. to listen to students perform a mix of jazz standards and originals.
Sheila del Bosque
Thursday / June 6, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Born in 1994 in Havana, Sheila del Bosque is one of the most in-demand young flutists in Cuba. Her music features contemporary and traditional Afro-Cuban music with the influence of European and jazz ingredients.
Thursday / June 13, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Faride is a singer-songwriter from the Dominican Republic who bases her music on melodies and rhythms from R&B, pop, and soul, fusing electronic pop with her Caribbean roots. She attends Berklee College of Music, majoring in music business/management.
Thursday / June 20, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Máximo Abraham, seeks to keep the fire of Argentinian rock alive through his own compositions as well as a few tribute songs to his idols.
Thursday / June 27, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Niu Raza’s sound is full, mature, and alluring.
Thursday / July 11, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Camilo Velez seeks to fuse the rhythms and enchanting melodies of the Andes Mountains with jazz and funk.
Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Cindy Latin is a pop and R&B songwriter with musical influences ranging from Stevie Wonder and Frank Ocean to Tori Kelly and John Coltrane.
Safiya Leslie and Friends
Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Safiya Leslie is a vocalist and New York City native who is pursuing a dual degree in music production and engineering and music business/management at Berklee College of Music.
Cristy & Her Lovers
Thursday / August 1, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Cristy & Her Lovers, a band formed in 2018 and influenced by rock, pop, R&B, and soul, is composed of Cristy Alover (vocals), Dominic Cannarella-Andersen (bass), Max Meizlish (drums), John Cordero (guitar), Hailey Kim (piano/keyboards), Emerson Adams-Jackson (horns), Taylor Intal (horns), Faride Blanco (backing vocals), and Zabrina Hay (backing vocals).
Thursday / August 8, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Abiding by a love for adventure, Boston, Massachusetts–based Corner House writes and arranges music liberally composed of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian stringband, and bluegrass influences.
Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Sam Robbins is a New England–based musician who evokes classic singer-songwriters such as James Taylor and John Denver.
Thursday / August 22, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Vivian Valls, known by many as ViVi, is a female singer-songwriter, artist, and producer born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her first single, “Comp4urlove,” was released in February 2019 and is available on all streaming platforms.
Thursday / August 29, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Brennan Hepler, a Pennsylvania native, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music in 2015 and has lived there since. A self-described soul singer-songwriter, Beane tackles his artistry head-on, including design, promotion, and management.
This summer, Berklee students, faculty, and alumni will perform more than 400 free concerts at notable venues in and around Boston as part of Berklee's Summer in the City concert series.
Performances will take place through early October. The series will feature beloved performance locations throughout the city, such as the Boston Public Library, the Boston Harbor Islands, Brewer Fountain Plaza at the Boston Common, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Prudential Center. Summer in the City performers will also be featured in free festivals in the area, including Jazz at the Fort in Roxbury’s Highland Park and the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival.
New venues for the 2019 series include 401 Park in the Fenway, Chin Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard Farmers’ Market, and City Winery on the Greenway.
The series will present a variety of musical genres, including jazz, R&B, world, pop, electronic, and classical, as part of its 2019 programming. Notable performers this summer include Cuban jazz flutist Sheila del Bosque, electronic-soul singer-songwriter Malaya, alternative Americana group Havins, singer and pianist Ljuliana Thomas, and award-winning mandolin player Ethan Setiawan.
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