Berklee Presents Free Summer Concerts at The Greenway Sessions
Presented by Berklee College of Music
August 2 - August 30, 2013
Boston, MA, July 25, 2013 – The Greenway Sessions, a part of Berklee Summer in the City, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, continues with concerts through August 30, weather permitting. For more information on Berklee concerts in neighborhoods throughout Boston this summer, visit berklee.edu/events/summer
The concerts will be held at North End Park, 46 Cross Street, Boston, MA. There will be food trucks on-site at the concerts, including The Taco Truck for the month of July.
July 26, 12:00 p.m. - Lauren Desberg
Desberg attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship and graduated this past summer. While at Berklee, she won the ASCAP Foundation’s Leiber and Stoller Music Award, sang with the Beantown Swing Orchestra, and participated in numerous Berklee events and ensembles. Desberg recently released her first EP, Sideways, produced by Gretchen Parlato.
August 2, 6:00 p.m. – The Dwells
The Dwells- Paige Califano and Matthew Bean- feature swirling vocals, memorable lyrics and infectious songwriting, pulling inspiration from drama and expression in all mediums. Their new album Don't Ever Leave Me Like You Do, released in May, is a collaboration with legendary folk musician and photographer Henry Diltz.
August 9, 6:00 p.m. – Amethyst
Amethyst effortlessly combines pop, jazz, and Latin influences to create a magnetic sound. The six-piece group delivers originals and collaborative new arrangements of covers from artists such as Kimbra and Taylor Eigsti. They recently released their EP, Something About Evergreens, this February, and they are performing their material in Boston and New York this spring.
August 16, 6:00 p.m. – B'Major
Byron Manchest, a songwriting major at Berklee, has performed alongside Grammy-winner Paula Cole, and was also selected as one of seven artists to be represented by Berklee’s artist management group. His sound blends classical and traditional South African music.
August 23, 6:00 p.m. – Siv Jakobson
Siv Jakobsen is a singer-songwriter from Oslo, Norway, currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. Her music is often described as both dark and ethereal, drawing inspiration from her background in traditional Norwegian music and folk artists like Laura Marling, Ane Brun, Joni Mitchell, and Melissa Horn.
August 30, 6:00 p.m. – Melanie Lynx
Lynx's performance skills have earned her a spot in Hollywood Week on Fox’s American Idol and performances at both the Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall in New York. After performing more than 400 shows as the lead singer in one of New England's premier wedding bands, Lynx decided to focus on her own solo career. Since then, she has been featured on blogs like Perez Hilton, Love Twenty, and Her Campus.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a ribbon of contemporary urban parks that connects people and the city by providing beauty, fun, and a sense of community in Boston. Now, four of Boston's most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods —formerly divided by a massive structure of steel and asphalt—are linked by beautifully landscaped parks, gardens, and plazas and reconnected with the harbor. For more information, visit rosekennedygreenway.org.
The Greenway Conservancy is the designated steward of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, delivering on the promise of a beautiful, vibrant, innovative city park. Established in July, 2004, through an agreement with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization which operates, maintains, preserves, and manages the parks on behalf of the public. The conservancy raises private and public funds to support the parks, aspiring to excellence in design, operations, and public programming.
About Berklee College of Music:
Berklee College of Music, for over 65 years, has evolved to support its belief that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through contemporary music education. The college was the first in the U.S. to teach jazz, the popular music of the time. It incorporated rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s, created the world's first degree programs in film scoring, music synthesis, and songwriting, and, in recent years, added world music, hip-hop, electronica, and video game music to its curriculum. With a diverse student body representing over 80 countries, a music industry "who’s who" of alumni that have received 231 Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.
About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. (ngam.natixis.com) ranks among the world’s 15 largest asset managers.1 As a multi-affiliate company, NGAM brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers under one umbrella with the belief that this combined expertise offers unique market perspective. The firm spreads this same ideal in the global community by sponsoring programs and events that help enrich the lives of individuals and enhance and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music.
1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2012 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 13th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2011.