CWW: Brown Bag Concerts Start Today

Beginning today, Mechanics Hall and WICN will be presenting Brown Bag Concerts on Wednesdays at noon.

Here’s the schedule:

November 14 – BRYCE MILANO QUINTET – Berklee College of Music
Bryce Milano plays the mandolin (and does he play!) This Berklee- based Quartet will kick off the Brown Bag season with the sounds of progressive jazz.

November 21 – PAMELA HINES QUARTET
Jazz Pianist Pamela Hines brings Greg Dudzienski on sax, John Lockwood on bass, and Les Harris on drums for a Brown Bag to remember. Pianist/ composer Pamela Hines is a prolific and consistent presence in the world of jazz. Hines presents a newness, individuality and freshness that have made her piano style and originals identifiable. “Hines is the epitome of what is great about jazz.” – Jazz Times

November 28 – BEANTOWN SWING ORCHESTRA with John Stevens
The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra, featuring American Idol finalist John Stevens, represents the future of big band swing music. Specializing in vintage Swing Era and Sinatra classics, Beantown also performs original and popular songs custom arranged for big band. Beantown is on a mission to bring big band music back!

December 5 – USAF BAND OF LIBERTY
Holiday Extravaganza! The USAF Band of Liberty has been entertaining Brown Bag crowds for nearly 20 years! Great talent and great music sends us into the December holidays with that feel-good glow! Don’t miss it! – theater seating

December 12 – THE MAKANDA PROJECT
An ensemble based in Makanda Ken McIntyre’s hometown of Boston, is dedicated to continuing Makanda’s legacy through the performance of his music – specifically, by playing compositions which Makanda never had the opportunity to record or perform in public. An enormous body of such work exists, reflecting the full range of Makanda’s imagination as a composer.

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