If a summer evening listening to Brazilian-inflected jazz in one of the city’s most romantic and lush settings, the outdoor courtyard of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building in Copley Square, appeals to you, tonight is your chance. Noted Brazilian guitarist Eduardo Mercuri headlines the latest in the library’s Concert in the Courtyard series, a season of free outdoor concerts.
Mercuri, a Berklee College of Music alum and current Berklee Global Jazz Institute grad student, began playing guitar at 11, and has performed at Symphony Hall, the Beantown Jazz Festival, and the Latin Grammys. He has recorded three albums to date, the most recent Violão. Mercuri, who besides acoustic and electric guitar plays the mandolin, 10-string guitar, and cavaquinho, which resembles the ukulele, leads the Eduardo Mercuri Quintet.
The BPL’s Concerts in the Courtyard are free, one-hour performances held each Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 12:30 p.m. through August 31. Upcoming performers in the series include Massachusetts jazz combo Properly Underprepared on Friday, June 24, and Berklee singer-songwriter Kristin Corpuz on Wednesday, June 29.
The Boston Public Library Concerts in the Courtyard series performances are held Wednesdays, from 6 to 7 p.m., and Fridays, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the BPL’s McKim Building, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square. A full schedule of performances is available here. In inclement weather, concerts will move inside to the Commonwealth Salon. Take any MBTA Green Line trolley to Copley Square.
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