jazz festival

All year long, those who frequent Boston’s Fenway neighborhood can walk the streets and hear an ensemble of melodies and beats trickling out of the classrooms and apartment buildings of students at the famous Berklee College of Music. But once a year, the whole school puts together a full series of free performances called the Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series.

 This string of musical performances and showcases will flood the Boston summer with a wide variety of genres and sounds created by some of the most talented up-and-coming musicians in the country. Attendees will have the pleasure of enjoying these shows at some of the city’s favorite venues and historical sites. Shows will take place all over Boston at big name locations: The Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Atlantic Wharf, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Harvard Square’s Longfellow House, and many more.

 The series, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management in collaboration with Berklee College of Music, includes more than 200 performances. Check out interesting acts such as the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, which will present an original film score, and the Lonely Heartstring Band, which plays acoustic bluegrass and a swath of Beatles covers. Other performers encompass a range that includes ragtime, blues, jazz, rock and more. The series will finish up on September 27 with the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, one of Boston’s favorite traditions.