Brown Bag Concert Series Spring 2016
United States Navy Concert Band
The U.S. Navy’s premier wind ensemble, the Concert Band repertoire includes marches, symphonic selections, patriotic works, and popular favorites (no table reservations accepted).
MIXCLA – Berklee College of Music Piano Trio
Pulling from three dynamic spirits of The Zahili Gonzalez Amora Project, the MIXCLA mixture of cultural spices is a perfect recipe for a masterful sonic experience. MIXCLA is a play on words and a play on sounds from the mountains of Chile to the traditions of Japan and driven by the fires of Cuba – a truly unique Latin Jazz experience. The trio features is a play on words and a play on sounds hailed from the mountains of Chile, to the traditions of pianist, composer & vocalist Zahili Gonzalez Zamora; bass player Gerson E. Lazo Quiroga; and percussionist Takafumi Nikaido.
Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo
One of the “brightest stars of the guitar,” Frank Vignola teams up with Vinny Raniolo in a Brown Bag for the history books! Often featured on National Public Radio, Vignola and Raniolo have also become familiar figures on Public Television. With Vignola’s stunning virtuosity and RanioloÕs stellar accompaniment, between them they have played with Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul plus Leon Redbone, Vince Giordano, Deana Martin and Olli Soikkeli.
A Brown Bag veteran, Cassandre McKinley has a vocal style that walks the line between jazz and soul – a voice that is commanding, vibrant and rich – with “chops” to spare. But, she’s no diva – though she’ll confidently and easily weave her way through The American Songbook and Soul Classics alike, singing with the maturity and wisdom of a veteran performer, she will stop to tell you a story – unwittingly disarming you like the “girl next door” she truly is.