Berklee College of Music/Boston Conservatory at Berklee Brass Program Jam Session Live from The Red Room

Tune in on this Wednesday, June 27 at 8:15 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring the brass program of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

The brass program will present a faculty concert with a brass program jam session to follow.

Listen here to join the live broadcast on birnCORE!

 

Special BIRN Alive featuring Jas Kayser & Chums

Tune in to BIRN1 on Sunday, July 1, at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Jas Kayser & Chums.

Jas is a soon-to-be-graduated Berklee student who is active in Boston, New York, and London. She has played with a variety of musicians, from Jacques Schwartz-Bart to Donald Harrison, at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and Scullers Jazz Club. Jas performed at the 2018 Panama Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute sextet, and at the 2018 Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival with the Ethan Santos Quintet. She is currently preparing to perform and teach at the Newport Jazz Festival Summer Camp.

This summer, Jas & Chums will release the single “Stupid on the Beat” feat. Niu Raza. The project, called “Jafro Beat,” explores the common ground between progressive jazz and soulful, Afro-beat led rhythms.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

Dom Jones Performance on BIRN Alive

Alumna singer-songwriter, poet, and MC Dom Jones stopped by the studios on June 30 for a performance and interview on BIRN Alive.

Originally from California, Jones is also an author, orator, and vocal producer in the R&B, soul and hip-hop genres. She also does spoken word and inspirational speaking.

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Ciaran Lavery and Alex2e Live from The Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE this Saturday, June 23, at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live broadcast from the Red Room at Cafe 939 featuring Ciaran Lavery and Alex2e.

Ciaran Lavery is a singer-songwriter from Aghagallon in County Antrim, Ireland. He is highly acclaimed for his poetic, heart-stopping lyrics. Lavery also won the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his album “Let Bad In,” which was released in 2016. Continue reading “Ciaran Lavery and Alex2e Live from The Red Room”

Ciaran Lavery Performance on BIRN Alive

Ciaran Lavery, a singer-songwriter from Aghagallon in County Antrim, Ireland, performed on BIRN Alive on June 23 before hitting the Red Room at Cafe 939 that night.

Lavery writes poetic, heart-stopping lyrics and has up to 80 million streams on Spotify in just a five-year solo career so far. Lavery also won the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his album Let Bad In, which was released in 2016.

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Elise LeGrow and Ben Aler Live from The Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE on Wednesday, June 20, at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live broadcast from the Red Room at Cafe 939 featuring Elise LeGrow and Ben Aler.

Elise LeGrow is a Canadian powerhouse who melds fiery passion and sophistication with just a hint of sandpapery grit in a voice that could only belong to a star. She started singing when she started speaking and was working through the American songbook by the time she was a teen. Continue reading “Elise LeGrow and Ben Aler Live from The Red Room”

David Keenan and Grace Givertz Live from The Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE on Thursday, June 14, at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live broadcast from the Red Room at Cafe 939 featuring David Keenan and Grace Givertz.

David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, “who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own.” He is currently on a tour of the East Coast. His live shows have been described as visceral and spiritual. Keenan is an artist who advocates expression through all forms possible.

Grace Givertz is an indie-folk, singer-songwriter based in Boston. She released an EP last year titled The Light, where she shows off her powerful vocals as well as her skills on guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and foot tambourine. Givertz is “a massive tour-de-force musician… the only real option is to smile at how much she packs into a tiny punch of a song.”

Listen here to join the live broadcast on birnCORE.

Rose Oliver to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 on Saturday, June 16, at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Boston based artist Rose Oliver.

Rose’s style is influenced by her favorites: Regina Spektor, Bright Eyes, Panic! At The Disco, Kimya Dawson, Elliott Smith, and Death Cab for Cutie. Her music “feels like a heart-to-heart with a dear friend. Her whimsical creations are intimate, honest, and just a little off-center.”

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

In Studio Performance by Irish Songwriter David Keenan

Irish songwriter David Keenan stopped by BIRN Alive on June 13, in advance of his show at The Red Room at Cafe 939, for a performance that included the songs “A Corner Boys Lament” and “Lawrence of Arkadia.”

Keenan is “a young artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own.” He is currently on a tour of the East Coast. His live shows have been described as visceral and spiritual and he advocates expression through all forms possible.

 

Childish Japes, Killer Cortez, and Lev Freedman Live from The Red Room

Tune in tonight, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Childish Japes, Killer Cortez, and Lev Freedman.

Childish Japes is equal parts collective, band, and art project—committed to fearless musical exploration and a blurring of genre lines. With no fixed front person, it constantly features a slew of killer singers, rappers, and instrumentalists (or just playing as a trio). At this show, the band will play its entire new album, Salamandra, which features Berklee College of Music alumnus and emotive powerhouse Dave Vives on vocals. Continue reading “Childish Japes, Killer Cortez, and Lev Freedman Live from The Red Room”