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Mayor’s Coffee Hour at Ramler Park May 18th 2022




Ramler Park is an ideal location to experience an outdoor performance during our free summer concert series. The July concerts are sponsored by The Friends of Ramler Park and the Robert and Naomi Waldman Foundation.





RUSTY SCOTT QUARTET featuring Tim Mayer
6:30 PM – 8 PM
* this concert was originally scheduled for July 8th, but rained out – then rained out AGAIN 7/29… WATCH THIS SPACE, IF WE CAN, WE’LL RESCHEDULE…

If you like Jazz, this is the real thing! Performing in Boston, New York, and throughout New England, Boston Music Award Nominees (Best Jazz Artist), The Rusty Scott Quartet delivers! The Rusty Scott Quartet plays a variety of jazz music from the 30’s to the 90’s by some of America’s finest composers: Swing by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller and others of the Big Band era; Latin by Jobim; and Be-bop by artists such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, and Thelonious Monk.

Rusty Scott

Rusty Scot

Tim Mayer

Tim Mayer

Jazz it up! We’re bringing live music back to Ramler Park! Rusty Scott Quartet featuring Tim Mayer on saxaphone. Have a listen here to this sample of “Waltz Swing”


6:30 PM – 8 PM

International Jazz Quartet

International Jazz Quartet

Thrilled to welcome these greats: pianist Gilson Schachnik from Brazil; bassist Oscar Stagnaro from Peru,; drummer Mark Walker from Chicago – or, as Paquito D’Rivera says when he introduces him, from “Central America”; Oscar and Mark are long-standing member of Paquito D’Rivera’s group, among many other illustrious musical associations; and saxophonist Tim Mayer – jazz has taken Mayer all over the world. Boston, Hawaii, the Canary Islands, Colombia, Mongolia, he’s spreading the gospel of jazz at each port of call. At present, Mayer’s based in Xalapa, Mexico, having just completed his Master’s degree in composition at Universidad Veracruzana; that hasn’t stopped him from recording ​Keeper of the Flame,​ his first album as a leader since 2011’s star-studded and critically acclaimed ​Resilience​. The quartet members are also Berklee faculty!

Tim Mayer - Keeper of the Flame

New from Tim Mayer!

Come and hear some fabulous jazz with a Latin flair!

Check our calendar for an overview of upcoming events, as well as meeting dates and volunteer schedules.

Fenway Porchfest 

Saturday / June 15, 2019 / 12-4:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Event!

Free Fenway Funway

Music all over the Fenway, be sure to check back for details on performers and locations!

Marianne Solivan – Ramler Concert

Wednesday Marianne Solivan
July 24, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Marianne Solivan has made a name for herself as a hard-swinging, passionate vocalist with a commanding stage presence who can captivate audiences with exuberance and wit. She has performed and recorded with artists such as Christian McBride, Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt, Bruce Barth, and Gregory Hutchinson.

In 2015, after years of duo, trio, and quartet work, Solivan jumped into the big-band arena, creating a band that combined high energy, swing, and a unique repertoire. The result is a band with a varied repertoire, anchored by Solivan’s surefooted voice and confident leadership.

The band will perform original music from Solivan’s most recent CD, Spark, as well as offbeat songs from the Great American Songbook and a few Latin songs.

August 16, 2018

Due to rain on Monday August 13th we have moved this concert to the rain date of Thursday August 16th.

Vocalists Maria Jane Loizou and Gabe Alfieri and Friends jazz quartet will entertain with songs from films and around the world.  6:30 PM


Wednesday July 18 (Rain Date July 25)

“Swingin in Fenway” – Berklee/Fenway Civic Association/Boston ParkArts sponsor an evening of jazz with “Chosen”, Berklee City Music alumnae and friends.  6:30 PM

2018 Fenway Porchfest Saturday June 16th

Join us for the first Fenway Porchfest ~ noon – 4pm throughout the Fenway!

First time for Fenway and Ramler Park ~ porchfest done Fenway style!

2017 Summer Sunset Concerts at Ramler Park presents

August 14, 2017- Monday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (rain date 8/17)

“Goodbye… Hello!” Songs from Near and Far featuring Green Street Cabaret

July 26, 2017- Wednesday 6:30 PM 

“Swingin’ in the Fens”

Come and enjoy the fabulous sound of the Tim Ray Trio. Bring a chair or blanket, meet with friends and enjoy the first free concert this season. Can’t wait to see you! Here’s a link to one of their recorded performances:

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2016 Summer Sunset Concerts at Ramler Park presents

August 15, 2016- Monday 6:30 PM 

“You and the Night and the Music”

Maria Jane and Gabe 2015

Once again, cherished vocalists Maria Jane Loizou and Gabe Alfieri will grace the stage with a program sure to delight.

Blankets and folding chairs are encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, please check this site, or our Facebook page.


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July 13, 2016 – Wednesday 6:30 PM (rain date July 18TH, Monday.)

Swingin’ in the Fens: Lisa Thorson Quintet

Wednesday / July 13, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

Ramler Park
130 Peterborough Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

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Lisa Thorson

The Lisa Thorson Quintet performs. A critically acclaimed vocalist, Thorson is also an accomplished composer, arranger, lyricist, and educator. She is leader of her quintet, which includes Tim Ray on piano, Mark Walker on bass, George Schuller on drums, and Cercie Miller on reeds.

Swingin’ in the Fens is an annual, free outdoor concert presented by Berklee College of Music, the Fenway Civic Association, and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation.

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2016 Tuesday June 14 – Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Mayor'sCoffeeHrmayorWalshThe Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and other city officials about needs in their neighborhoods.
Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, the coffee hours give the City insight on how to improve city services. Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.
All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market.  In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh.  Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’ Donuts.
All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Event is weather permitting.

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2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at Ramler Park presents

August 24, 2015- Monday 6:30 PM 

Love! Around the Block & Around the WorldGabe and MJ 2012

Once again, cherished vocalists Maria Jane Loizou and Gabe Alfieri will grace the stage with a delightful evening themed “Love! Around the Block & Around the World”.

The accomplished duo and their top notch instrumentalists will strike a beautiful chord, matching the lovely summer ambience of Ramler Park, as they sing popular songs such as “The Song Is You”, “If I Love Again” and others.  Listeners will be treated to songs from around the world, sung in Greek, Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Jazz selections will feature John Wheatley, guest guitarist. Indulge in the best of summer and music at Ramler Park.

Blankets and folding chairs are encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, please check this site, or our Facebook page.


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July 15, 2015 – Wednesday 6:30 PM (rain date July 22nd, Wed.)

Swingin’ in the Fens with the Patrice Williamson Group Patrice Williamson

Patrice Williamson is going back to basics! Presenting classic jazz standards with a great band including the songs: “Close Your Eyes,” “Lullaby of Birdland,” and “I Thought About You.” Joining Patrice are four celebrated Boston musicians: Gilson Schachnik, piano; Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass; Steve Langone, drums; and John Wheatley, guitar.

Swingin’ in the Fens is an annual, free outdoor concert presented by Berklee College of Music, the Fenway Civic Association, and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation.

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2014 Summer Concert Series

David Ehle and his Jazz Jam All-StarsDavidEhle2009
August 12, 2014 – Tuesday 6:30 PM

“Performing as many styles of music possible in one concert.”

David has played in the park for the past several years and is well loved in the Fenway. We look forward to seeing you again!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and make yourself at home.

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Berklee Summer in the City

Swingin’ in the Fens with Ron Mahdi and Friends
July 23, 2014 – Wednesday  6:30 p.m.

Swingin’ in the Fens is an annual free outdoor concert held in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood presented by Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. This year’s featured artist is Berklee alumnus and professor Ron Mahdi, a bassist, recording artist and clinician.

Mahdi has performed with such artists as Chet Baker, Kevin Eubanks, Roy Hargrove, and Stanley Jordan. He has toured Europe, Asia, Central America, and the U.S. with Roy Haynes, Nnenna Freelon and Teodross Avery. He has recorded for Jay Branford, Consuelo Candelaria, Yoron Israel, and Walter Beasley, among others.

Due to rain, the original July 16 date was rescheduled to new concert date of July 23.


2013 Summer Concert Series

August 25th 2013 – Concert

Sunday 5:00 PM: Another free concert  with The Fenway Jazz Jam All-stars, with Dave Ehle, guitar and special guests. Special thanks to the Mission Hill Fenway Trust for financial assistance. / rain date of Sunday, September 1st. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and have yourself a jazzy afternoon!

August 8th 2013- Concert

Thursday 6:30 PM: Concert with Maria Jane Loizou and Gabe Alfieri Musical Review “Night and Day” / rain date of August 15th – Thursday

Maria Jane & Gabe Flyer 2013

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Share the news, download the flyer by clicking this link:  Maria Jane & Gabe Flyer 2013

August 18th – CONCERT

Sunday 5:00 PM: Fenway Jazz Jam plus Allstars give an afternoon concert / rain date Aug 25th Sunday

August 19, 2012: Japanese Cultural Day

Friends from Kaji Aso Studio visited Ramler Park and discussed Japanese culture; including an introduction to traditional music, the tea ceremony, and the art of the brush.

Japanese cultural day music

Japanese Cultural Day

Summer Concert Series Videos

July 14, 2011: David Ehle Trio featuring Claire Dickson – “Corcovado”

Aug 12, 2010: David Ehle Guitar Trio and Claire Dickson