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Brown Bag Concert Series


 

The Brown Bag Concerts are produced by WICN 90.5 FM AND Mechanics Hall.

Wednesdays at Noon
Free Admission

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608; 508-752-5608
Broadcast live on WICN 90.5 FM and streaming at wicn.org

 


 

Wednesday, November 14
Elan Trotman

Sax-Man Elan Trotman has quickly become one of the fastest rising stars in jazz with over 10 Billboard topping radio singles in his young career. Trotman brings his tropical grooves and soulful Caribbean flavors to major festivals and cruises worldwide. In addition to a successful solo career, the Berklee College of Music graduate has also worked as a side-man with some of the biggest names in the biz including Roberta Flack, Jeffrey Osborne, Johnny Gill, Peabo Bryson, Michael Mcdonald, Jonathan Butler, Sheila E and Earl Klugh. Trotman is also the Executive Producer of the Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion which directly supports Elan’s Never Lose Your Drive Foundation in Barbados.

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Wednesday, November 21
The Laszlo Gardony Trio

After graduating from the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Science University of Budapest, he became one of Europe’s most sought after accompanists, and released his first albums as a leader. Possessing a powerful sense of swing, a strong feel for the blues and a firm command of post-bop vocabulary, he gained invaluable insight by sharing festival stages with acts like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Abdullah Ibrahim. After several years on the road, Gardony decided he needed to deepen his knowledge of jazz.
www.lgjazz.com

 

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Wednesday, November 28
Krisanthi Pappas

Jazz/Cabaret and Retro Pop vocalist, Krisanthi (which means "golden flower" in Greek) Pappas, has been compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall by JazzTimes Magazine and to Carole King by All Music Guide. Also a two time Billboard® award winning songwriter, Krisanthi's songs are aired on national television shows as well as in independent films.
www.krisanthi.com

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Wednesday, December 5
NEC Symphonic Winds & Chamber Singers with the U.S. Navy Band Northeast
necmusic.edu/choruses

The primary components of Navy Band Northeast: Marching and Ceremonial Bands; popular music group, Rhode Island Sound; brass quintet, Top Brass and woodwind trio, Crosswinds. Other units consist of various smaller protocol ensembles: Solo Pianist; Solo Guitarist; Jazz Combo, solo Vocalist and solo Guitarist. All ensembles perform a wide range of music from patriotic, classical, contemporary, big band swing, country, and the latest top-40 hits.
www.usnwc.edu/Navy-Band-Northeast

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Wednesday, December 12
Gringo Kings

The Gringo Kings is made up of some of the huge talent that Boston enjoys.

With five horns up front and a lethal rhythm section covering their backs, The Gringo Kings bring a whole mess of music to the stage.

The Gringo Kings breaks Latin and Jazz molds and has brought it’s funky groovin’ sounds to clubs, festivals and concert halls across New England.

www.gringokings.com

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Brown Bag Concerts started out as free organ recitals as a way for Mechanics Hall to thank the community for the dollars it donated to restore the Hall's world-famous Hook Organ. WICN realized that Mechanics Hall was getting great audiences and tried a noon time series of its own....another great success. The following year they decided to become partners...Mechanics Hall provides the stage, the staff, and the tech support including sound; WICN programs and books the talent and broadcasts the performances live on 90.5 FM and streaming at www.wicn.org. Mechanics Hall and WICN share promotional responsibilities.

Brown Bag Concerts is sponsored by:


               

 

 

 

BROWN BAG ARCHIVE

WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) has recognized the historical significance of the 30+ years of the Brown Bag Concert Series. WPI has documented the series history in its Jazz History Database. The database includes information from 1989 - 2008.

"Studio 3", a half-hour music and interview television program featuring some of the best jazz groups in New England and beyond, was taped between 1993 and 2000 before live audiences in the studios of WGMC-TV3 or on location, including Brown Bag concerts at Mechanics Hall. All shows were produced and hosted by jazz vocalist Toni Ballard, with production support from Greater Media Cable, and aired from 1993 to 2003 on WGMC-TV3. The WPI Jazz History Database includes Studio 3 videos.

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Brown Bag Concert Series: Spring 2014

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Brown Bag Concert Series: Fall 2011

 

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