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June 21st | Make Music Boston

Updated: Jun 20

At Boston Music Project, we are committed to ensuring all children across Boston have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of music-making. On June 21st, in partnership with the Downtown Boston BID and the City of Boston, we want all of Boston to experience that same transformative power and joy of music.


With Mayor Michelle Wu’s official proclamation making June 21st “Make Music Boston Day,” Boston will come alive with live music performances and events for all ages and genres, including lunch-time performances and our Summer Solstice Festival in Downtown Crossing from 5-8pm on Summer Street!

 

See the full schedule of events here.


 

Featured Performers

Jonathan Suazo

Jonathan Suazo is a Puerto Rican Saxophonist / Composer / Arranger and Flow Artist. His music highlights traditional rhythms from his Puerto Rican / Dominican roots and ancestry within a Cross-Cultural Fusion container of his many musical influences.


He obtained his Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance at Berklee College of Music (Global Jazz Institute), and his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz & Caribbean Music at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. He's been taught by renowned musicians: David Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marco Pignataro, John Patituchi, Danilo Pérez, George Garzone and Joe Lovano.


Jonathan has also performed with artists such as: Paoli Mejías, ILé, Miguel Zenón, Rakalam Bob Moses, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Matos, Ricardo Pons, Calma Carmona, William Cepeda, Jon Secada, Pedro Capó, Obie Bermudez, Humberto Ramirez, Silverio Perez, Charlie Sepúlveda and many others.


Jonathan is also co-leader of the free improv/experimental group, the No Base Trio.

His new afro-caribbean project RICANO is currently on tour as it leads to Jonathan's formal debut album release with Ropeadope Records on August 4th 2023. Learn more HERE

Jonathan is also co-leader of the free improv/experimental group, the No Base Trio.

His new afro-caribbean project RICANO is currently on tour as it leads to Jonathan's formal debut album release with Ropeadope Records on

August 2023 4th . Learn more HERE


Miranda Rae

Miranda Rae is an R&B singer/songwriter born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In December 2020 the Boston Music Awards voted her R&B Artist of the year. With the recognition, Miranda Rae is ready to show what’s in store for 2021.


In the fall of 2019, Miranda Rae debuted her “Excuse My Baggage” EP. Truly expressing herself and giving fans another chance to see how she has grown as a vocalist and artist. “Thinkin Bout You” became the top single from the project, and dubbed a classic. This timeless record, gave Miranda Rae not only fans from Boston, but from different countries all over the world. “Excuse My Baggage” caught the attention of the city and in less than a year, people knew who Miranda Rae was.


She began her musical career in 2013 with open mics and showcases around West Palm Beach, Florida. She later connected with the producer collective, DNAAO, in 2015. The duo helped Miranda Rae develop a sound. With her debut EP in 2016 entitled “Defying Love”, she caught the attention and hearts of her listeners. Her first single “Prayer For Love” brought back the definition of neo-soul. With comparisons to Miss Jill Scott and India.Arie, she knew she had something people could connect with. She quickly became a well respected artist in the community. With a stripped down version of “Invitation for Love” that became the second fan favorite from the debut EP. A classic boom-bop sound with an R&B spin, fans truly connected with the vibes she brought. Her NPR Tiny Desk contest submission showcases Miranda Rae’s velvety vocals and rich tone.

 














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