The BIRN Presents Taylor McFerrin and Denitia: Live at The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Saturday, October 14th at 8:00 PM


Brooklyn-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live performer Taylor McFerrin released his first full length LP, Early Riser, in 2014 on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder record label. Taylor’s musical style is equally influenced by the legends of 60s/70s Soul, the kings of the Modern Beat Generation, Golden Era hip-hop, free form jazz and electronic music. By playing all of the instruments on his productions, while also relying heavily on sampling and chopping up his live takes, he has found a sound that seamlessly bridges myriad musical worlds and draws the listener into a constantly shifting audio soundscape.

Early Riser features guest performances by Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Emily King, RYAT, Marcus Gilmore and Taylor’s father & jazz legend Bobby McFerrin; who teams up with Brazilian master Cesar Camargo Mariano for one track. The key to the whole record is the balance, though—which McFerrin maintains throughout—between his guest’s individuality and his own vision, between the styles of music he loves, between a feeling of intense, sunlit joy and a deep aching sadness, which, it could be argued, is a definition of soul.

Taylor’s ability to create and evolve musically, by drawing inspiration from all corners of his life translates into music of exceptional honesty and emotional directness, deep sophistication and effortless style.

Check out McFerrin’s LP Early Riser:

Denitia is a singer, songwriter, and producer based out of Queens, NY. Hailed as “the epitome of soulful,” by The Fader, she is known for her work both as a solo artist and with the duo denitia and sene.

Denitia’s solo project Ceilings, released July 2017, mixes her trademark atmospheric electronic production with live instrumentation, earning comparisons to acts like Blood Orange, St. Vincent, and Beach House. Lead single “Waiting” was declared one of the “Best Songs of Summer 2017” by The Guardian, and the EP has been lauded by Pitchfork as “her most fully formed solo effort so far.”

Check out “Waiting,” a track from Denitia’s EP Ceilings:

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 day of / $25 VIP Meet & Greet (standing room only)

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