Berklee’s Fifth Annual Kendall Square Concert Series Continues
August 6, 2009
Berklee's fifth Kendall Square Concert Series continues to offer up varied lunchtime menu of music every Thursday throughout the summer and has been extended to mid-September. Performers include Berklee students and alumni playing original jazz, Latin, hip-hop, rock, folk, funk, and reggae. Emily Elbert (singer/songwriter). 20-year old Emily Elbert first picked up the guitar at 15. Self-taught, her talents grew to include singing and songwriting, and soon led to the creation of her debut CD of original material, Bright Side, in 2006. Elbert performed in the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble in 2007 and won the Grand Prize in the 2007 Texas Music Project Texas 10 Under 20 contest before attending Berklee. In 2008, she toured with G Love & Special Sauce and Kaki King, and has played over 200 gigs nationwide. Elbert is currently recording her next album, with an expected fall 2009 release. The FREE concerts are held in the outdoor plaza at 300 Athenaeum Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, every Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m., through September 17, except in inclement weather. The Kendall Square Concert Series is sponsored by BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.