SJSF/Berklee Summer Series at Derby Square

This series of free concerts runs from May through August and takes place outdoors on Derby Square (24 Front St., Salem, Mass.) from 5 to 7 p m. on the second Saturday of each month. Sponsored by Berklee College of Music and our generous sponsors (see below), the series showcases up and coming talent from Berklee. Come on out and enjoy some wonderful live music!

Location: Derby Square, 24 Front St.  Salem, MA (Google Map) (Rain location, Koto, 90 Washington St., Salem)

When:   5-7 p.m., The second Saturday of every month (May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13)

Cost:  All Derby Square shows are free to the public.


 

MIXCLA-2May 14, 2016  5-7 p.m.

HowlinWolf Howling Wolf Taqueria presents

MIXCLA featuring Zahili Gonzalez Zamora

Pulling from three dynamic spirits of The Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project, a new mixture of sonic masterpieces is born. MIXCLA is a play on words between mezcla and mix. It is also a merging of cultures hailed from the mountains of Chile, to the traditions of Japan, which driven by the fires of Cuba 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 backing vocals, and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion. This mixture of cultural spices makes the perfect recipe for one of a kind musical experience.

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEYng1I_kVQ

www.zahiligz.com


 

June 11, 2016  5-7 p.m

NOTE: due to expected rain, this show has been moved to Koto at 90 Washington St in Salem.  See you there!

CS_Logo_Version_JF_COLOR Creative Salem presents

Maddie Jay & the pH Collective

maddieMaddie Jay & The pH Collective brings to the table a unique blend of acid jazz, old school beats and psychedelic girl rap. They serve up steaming plates of groovy original music, sautéed with spicy synth lines, creamy vocal harmonies and meaty bass fills. All music is composed by bassist and front woman Maddie Jay, and is guaranteed to dish out something you have not heard before.

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS2-qoNHhxY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__eKHVVwxmM

 


July 9, 2016  5-7 p.m.

shanty film The Lobster Shanty presents

Selah Poitier

Born in the Bahamas, bassist, singer, songwriter, poet and composer Selah Poitier is a new artist with an eclectic musical style influenced by sounds from modern jazz, hip-hop, Neo Soul and rhythm & blues as well as her traditional
Bahamian roots and more. She lists Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, Esperanza Spalding and Bob M
arley among some of the artists who inspire her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUkGoCVF80w

 


Aug. 13, 2016   5-7 p.m.

InaPigsEye_Logo In a Pig’s Eye presents

RickExpress

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RickExpress (Ricky McKinney) is a singer, songwriter/composer, pianist and recording artist. The youngest of his siblings and the only boy, RickExpress’ talent was discovered at an early age and harnessed thereafter. With his unique style and eccentric flavor, RickExpress has gained the likes of music lovers across the board, ranging from his peers to older generations. They find his music soothing, healing and timeless. While he lends himself to the Neo-Soul genre, he describes his sound as “soulful, moving and ahead of the times”

RickExpress has worked with many artist including Valerie Simpson, Sam Smith, Ledisi, Talib Kweli, Sinbad, Sheila E., Lady Gaga, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy and more. Ricky continues to study music and perfect his genius as a student at Berklee College of Music.

Videos:

https://youtu.be/0rjj3crLpyI

https://youtu.be/0A6qIw04pa8

 

 


Please support these wonderful sponsors that help make our Derby Square series so great!

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