Outdoor Music Dates Hit JP for the Summer

Eliot Schoolyard Concerts

 Sunday afternoons, 4pm

 Eliot Schoolyard, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted

Bring your own seating. No dogs, please.

•July 11: 40 Million Feet (Nepalese sarangi & acoustic guitar)

On a sunny day in October 2017, Shyam Nepali was walking along the Charles River and noticed Charlie Giargiari playing guitar on a bench by a waterfall. Shyam quickly ran home and got his Nepalese sarangi for an impromptu improvisational jam. And so began 40 Million Feet. 40 Million Feet is the approximate distance from Boston to Kathmandu, Nepal. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts said, “The blend between the unlikely pair of instruments is something magical, effortlessly capturing the essence of two different music worlds.”

•July 18: Eduardo Project (Grammy Award-winning Venezuelan fusion)

 Considered “one of the iconic harpists of this new age,” Eduardo Betancourt is a Grammy-award winning Venezuelan composer and multi-instrumentalist with 30 years of experience in traditional and fusion Venezuelan music. Nominated at the Pepsi Music Awards for “Best Artist,” “Best Song,” and “Best Album,” he has recorded with renowned international artists such as: Simon Diaz, Oscar D León, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Danny Rivera, Luis Salinas, Jorge Celedón, and others. He’s joined here by Kevin Guerrero and Ali Tovar on bass.

•July 25: Josh Rosen, Giuseppe Paradiso & Brian Friedland (jazz: 2 keyboards + percussion)

Three jazz musicians known for their improvisation and composing combine two keyboards and polyrhythmic percussion. It’s a rare moment to hear two keyboards tangle and twist together under the hands of world-travelled masters, Brian Friedland and Josh Rosen, embroidered by Giuseppi Paradiso on drums.

Jazz IN JP

JP Centre/South Main Streets has partnered with New England Jazz Connections to present Jazz in Jamaica Plain.

The concerts will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. in rotating locations around JP and Roxbury.

 The partnership plans on featuring musicians who live in the JP/Roxbury area, to highlight the ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ aspect of these concerts.

The musicians are paid by a generous grant from the Boston Main Streets Foundation, any donations collect will go to JP/Roxbury Mutual Aid whose purpose is to provide food security for low-income, disabled, elderly and single parent family residents of Jamaica Plain and to create solidarity within a neighborhood that has distinctive lines of inequity and to redistribute our resources in an effort to lower such inequities. 

Upcoming Dates and Locations:

 July 15 – First Baptist Lawn

July 22 – South St Mall/Tennis Courts, (60 South Street)

 July 29 – First Baptist Lawn

 Aug 5 – Green St Parklet, (3 Green St)

 Aug 12 – South St Mall/Tennis Courts

 Aug 19 – First Baptist Lawn

 Aug 26 – Green St Parklet

 Sept 2 – South St Mall/Tennis Courts

 Sept 9 – First Baptist Lawn

Sept 16 – Green St Parklet

 Sept 23 – South St Mall/Tennis Courts             Sept 30 – First Baptist Lawn

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