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Brown Bag Concert Series Fall 2018

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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.