Brown Bag Concert Series Spring 2019
Brown Bag Concerts are produced by Mechanics Hall and WICN Public Radio. Concerts begin at noon and admission is free. Bring your own lunch or purchase one at the Hall while they last. Brown Bag Concerts are broadcast on 90.5FM and stream live on wicn.org whenever possible. Programs are subject to change without notice. Swipe your WOO card at the Box Office and collect two points.
Berklee College of Music kicks off the Spring Brown Bag Series with the 3 Sudacas, led by Esther Rojas performing bass & vocals. Esther is joined by lead vocalist Nella Rojas who also plays percussion; and Eduardo Mercuri on guitar and vocals. The three students are from Venezuela, Brazil and Columbia. 3 Sudacas will include both unique and traditional compositions. www.facebook.com/3sudacas
A seasoned regional band brought together by love of the Blues, Blue Honey has twin gun slinger guitars, a sultry female voice, a soulful sax, and a hard hitting rhythm section. This Brown Bag will be rockin’ the Blues, Root’s Rock, Funk, Soul, and more! Bring your dancing shoes! Blue Honey musicians are Elayne Fikucki, vocals; Kevin Williams, guitar, vocals; James Bennett, saxophone; Austin, drums; Fred D, bass; and Darren Pino, guitar. www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Honey
Jeff Colella is one of LA’s busiest and best jazz pianists. Jeff performs in concert as a solo artist and with his trio, he is an accompanist, recording artist, arranger, clinician and teacher. For nearly 2 decades, Jeff was pianist for the legendary Lou Rawls. He has performed with Jazz Tap Ensemble, Jack Jones, Diane Schuur, Gregory Hines, Dolly Parton and many more. This is a do-not-miss Brown Bag! www.jeffcolella.com
New Black Eagle Jazz Band
The band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music – from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era. The New Black Eagles regard themselves as “Keepers of the Flame.” www.blackeagles.com