Red Room at Cafe 939
Red Room at Cafe 939 is a state-of-the-art, all-ages, student-run music venue and coffee house. Located at 939 Boylston Street, the 200-person capacity concert venue showcases Berklee's emerging student talent, local artists, as well as national acts seeking a more intimate, personal space in which to perform and connect with their fans.
Ramy Essam is an Egyptian rock musician who soared to international fame during the Egyptian revolution in 2011.
The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present its open-mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of each month.
Berklee Groove Sessions is a performance opportunity for Berklee students that occurs twice per semester.
In Berklee Online’s The Roaring Crowdfund podcast, listeners learn from four very different musical acts and track their progress across various crowdfunding platforms. The event will feature artists from the podcast discussing their crowdfunding experiences with industry experts.
In his senior recital, guitarist Chris Nifong presents original compositions.
The Berklee Original Bands Showcase features five Berklee College of Music bands playing 30-minute sets of original music of any genre.
Walid Zairi is an oud player whose band Talween is aptly named after the Arabic word for coloring.
The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off the year as major label artists, having released their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. Ian Ridenhour writes smart, piano-driven alternative rock music with pop sensibilities and a dark streak.
Alice Phoebe Lou first traversed Europe in 2010 at the age of 16. Inspired by street artists, she began performing as a fire dancer before turning to music. L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer-songwriter from London, England, known for crafting magnetic blues/rock songs with a postmodern twist.
Grammy Award–winning vocalist Luciana Souza returns to her alma mater.
The Cotones are a Boston, Massachusetts–based indie/alternative rock group. Lithic is just four guys with a love for big hooks, memorable riffs, and expensive overdrive pedals.
Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz create candid music with deep emotional and personal resonance. Brother Bird is a Nashville, Tennessee–based solo project of Caroline Swon.
Based on the in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, songwriters sit in a circle, where they take turns playing to the audience seated around them, lending an intimate feel.
Dan Mangan is a two-time Juno Award–winning musician and songwriter.
Rooted in vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, banjo, and an eclectic range of additional instrumentation and soulful arrangements, Beta Radio’s Americana/folk sound is the result of a decadelong collaboration between Ben Mabry and Brent Holloman. Matt Sucich writes songs mostly with a pen and sings them always with his mouth.
J.S. Ondara is an artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Sid Sriram creates a bold cross section where pop, soul, his Indian classical roots, and alternative/ambient music clash vibrantly. Jake Sherman is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer from Boston, Massachusetts.
Drummer and percussionist William Candelario presents a collection of songs that highlight the fusion of folklore and jazz.
Known for catchy, free-associating, indie pop-rock melodies, Mike Mains & the Branches invite diverse comparisons to acts such as Foster the People, Young the Giant, the Killers, and Arcade Fire. OWEL is an alternative/indie band based in New Jersey.
Legendary saxophonist Lee Konitz will discuss Lennie Tristano’s music and teaching with Tristano students Dave Frank and Jimmy Halperin.