Executive SessionsThe BUMC Band

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Wednesday / May 11, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Executive Sessions

Unbutton the white collar for Executive Sessions—an innovative concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives returns for its fourth season.

All proceeds from the series directly support the Executive Sessions scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has outstanding musical merit, entrepreneurial promise, and demonstrated financial need. This season, we are adding 24-track recording and live web broadcast for all of our shows!

Since the series began in 2008, the stage of Cafe 939 has hosted presidents and CEOs of international corporations, an NBA club-owner, venture capitalists, investment bankers, software and biotech engineers, heart surgeons, jet pilots, pharmaceutical scientists, Emmy Award–winners, executive producers, philanthropists, board of trustees members. . . . With top student singer/songwriters opening for the bands, the diverse audience is in for a special treat! The series is booked and produced by Berklee's Mirek Vana and Tom Simons, president and creative director of communications firm PARTNERS+simons.

The BUMC Band

For the past year, physicians, researchers, residents, nurses, and students on the Boston University Medical Campus have met almost weekly for jam sessions, sharing the fun of improvising and playing music together while getting to know each other. The BUMC Band members gather in Bakst Auditorium and transform the lecture space into a hip South End musical venue as act by act, the musicians wow the audience with their performances of rock, jazz, salsa, and reggae. Says one member, "The evolving nature of the band is satisfying because we've made a lot of friends and the collective experience helps us to become better musicians." Band organizer Rafael Ortega, MD, professor of anesthesiology at BUSM and vice chairman of academic affairs at Boston Medical Center, credits Dean Antman for her strong support of the musical endeavor, as she has allowed the group to use the space for their rehearsals. Learn more about the series.

Get your tickets early—all these shows sold out last season in record time. For tickets or more information, call 617 923-8487. For Executive Sessions booking, call 617 747-2941.


$10 general admission; free with Berklee ID