BOSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Berklee College of Music is beating HoB to the punch and opening a new venue in Boston.
The club, dubbed Cafe 939, is billed as a state-of-the-art, 200 capacity all ages space featuring high-end PA and lighting systems, video and DVD capabilities" that will serve to showcase emerging student talent from the school as well as national acts seeking a more intimate, personal space in which to perform.
Berklee grad Miguel Zenón will stage the inaugral performance with Marsalis Berklee Jams, on April 2–3, an ongoing series that will bring ensembles from the jazz world to Berklee to perform with the Berklee. Executive Sessions, a Thursday night concert series with bands that include local CEOs, will open with folk rockers the Loomers, led by Tom Simons, president/creative director, Partners & Simons, on April 17. Berklee's student-run label Heavy Rotation Records will present an artist showcase concert in April with the lineup TBA.
"We don't care if you play the saw, accordion, or electric sitar—as long as you're good, this could be the room for you," says Jacqueline Indrisano, Cafe 939 event manager. "We want this to be a place where all are welcome and anything can happen." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers