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Brown Bag Concert Series Spring 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Kevin Harris Project

NY based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music with the unmistakable influences of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba. Yes, you read that right! “Harris tiptoes & pirouettes across a relaxed set of ballads and lightly soulful grooves, he possesses a spare style and a gentle touch.” – Jazz Times


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Boston Brass!

For 31 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Performing exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment captivating all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. *** Sponsored by Music Worcester


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Klezwoods melds the spirit of traditional klezmer and Balkan music with modern grooves, improvisation and east coast attitude!
“The klezmer crowd will love this, as will anyone with a fondness for the dark, other worldly singalong melodies and tricky rhythms of Eastern Europe.” –

“Klezwoods mixes klezmer and Balkan music with a funky jazzy groove that makes for an utterly unique circus of sound.” – Boston Metro


Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Jim Porcella

Jazz vocalist Jim Porcella serves up the iconic tunes of Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Duke Ellington and is just as much at ease with the retro-swing of Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The ultimate entertainer, Jim delivers American Songbook greats and leaves you wanting more!

Jim Porcella has performed jazz for the last 30 years throughout New England, London, San Francisco, The Virgin Islands and Vancouver. During that time Jim has recorded seven critically acclaimed CDs. He will release  new CD “Dream Dancing with You “Featuring the Mike Renzi Quartet at Mechanics Hall Brown Bag on April 4th at noon.

“Jim lends real warmth to a ballad, taking a lyric seriously and sparks freshness into his upbeat repertoire. His scat singing is enviable and his delivery is right on the mark. A real pleasure to listen to.”  Rebecca Parris-jazz vocalist