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Berklee College Opens Student-Run Music Venue in Boston

Berklee College of Music in Boston is opening Cafe 939, an all-ages, student-run music venue and coffee house. Located at 939 Boylston Street, the café will showcase Berklee student talent, local artists and national acts. Cafe 939 is open to the general public and will embrace nearly any style, from rock, jazz, folk and world, to bluegrass, hip-hop, electronica, avant-garde and beyond.

Initial events will include, on April 2-3, Puerto Rican saxophonist (and Berklee grad) Miguel Zenón, kicking off Marsalis Berklee Jams, an ongoing series that will bring outstanding working ensembles from the jazz world to Berklee to perform with the college’s finest students. 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 (TBA).

For information on all upcoming events at Cafe 939, visit Berklee Events. Ticket prices vary, and are available at the Berklee Performance Center box office, located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, through Ticketmaster at 617-931-2000, or at Ticketmaster. Tickets will be available on-site the night of shows. Cafe 939 is wheelchair-accessible.

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