The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is thrilled to announce that their Summer Concert Series will return this year and use The Greenway as their stage for the very first time, with their Jazz in the Park concerts on July 17th, July 24th, and July 31st, Tuesday evenings, beginning at 6:00 pm and ending at 7:30 pm, at Hanover Street and Cross Street.
The NEMPAC Summer Concert Series annual celebration of music enters its 7th year and it will be the first time they use The Greenway as a concert stage and a gateway to the North End. Originally at the Prado (Paul Revere Mall), and later at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, prior series featured jazz, swing, Italian, Irish, Greek, and many styles of music from local musicians, artists, and bands who have delighted our audiences with their diverse rhythms.
Maestro Stefano Marchese will return as an Artistic Director to develop the creative and artistic vision of this live event with a dynamic selection of talented and world-known artists with the challenges of an outdoor, non-traditional performance space in the City of Boston.
Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director, has said “Every year we bring together neighbors and friends from the North End and surrounding neighborhoods, to share free music concerts and provide a relaxing picnic-like experience with our wonderful neighborhood in the background, and it ads great value to our city life. This year we are very excited to bring our concerts for the first time to The Greenway.” “The people in Boston and, especially in the North End, are very creative and open to utilizing their surroundings for the arts, and NEMPAC is very proactive proponent of bringing quality music and culture into our neighborhood, and this is a wonderful example!” says Rose-Marie Gomez, NEMPAC Branding & Marketing Manager.
The NEMPAC Summer Concert Series 2018: Jazz in the Park will feature four concerts. The series kicked off on July 10th with Scanzonati and their delightful fuse of Mediterranean jazz melodies with American harmonies. It will follow on July 17th with Marco Pignataro Jazz Quartet and their modern jazz with Latin, Mediterranean and folk influences. It will continue on July 24th with Receita De Samba and their many flavors of Brazilian music in their purest form, with the finest bossa nova and samba. It will close on July 31st with Dirty Water Brass Band, and Boston-based raucous street band with a style mix of eclectic, second line, soul, R&B, Motown, rock, and jazz.
These free concerts in The Greenway are free outdoor live music events that are sure to make your feet tap.
July 10th – Scanzonati (Fuse of Mediterranean jazz melodies with American harmonies)
July 17th – Marco Pignataro Jazz Quartet (Modern jazz with Latin, Mediterranean and folk influences)
July 24th – Receita De Samba (The many flavors of Brazilian music in their purest form, with the finest bossa nova and samba)
July 31st – Dirty Water Brass Band (Boston-based raucous street band with a style mix of eclectic, second line, soul, R&B, Motown, rock, and jazz)
Time: 6-7:30 pm