Wednesdays At Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608; 508-752-5608
Broadcast live on WICN 90.5 FM and Streaming at wicn.org
The Brown Bag Concert Series is Celebrating 30 Years!
Brown Bag Concerts are FREE! Each concert begins at noon. Enjoy your own brown bag lunch or buy one at the Hall (while supply lasts!). The Series is produced by Mechanics Hall and WICN Public Radio. Whenever possible (always unless natural disaster strikes!), concerts are broadcast on 90.5 FM and stream live on wicn.org. Programs are subject to change without notice.
November 6 - Sarah McKenzie Quartet, Berklee College of Music
Sarah McKenzie is an exceptional talent who, at only 25, has been
recognized for vocals and piano, and as a composer. She has
sung back-up for Michael Buble and opened for Chris Botti. Known
on the global jazz circuit, her “Close Your Eyes” album won ARIA
Best Jazz Album Australia last year. www.sarahmckenziemusic.com
November 13 - LaszloGardony Quintet, ft. saxophonists Don Braden & Bill Pierce
Gardony’s soulful piano is marked with probing intellect and keen
emotional sensitivity. Having toured in 24 countries and recorded
ten CDs, he is “one of contemporary music’s truly original voices.”
Saxophone icons Bill Pierce and Don Braden join Laszlo’s tight quartet. www.LGJazz.com
November 20 - Giacomo Gates, Jazz vocals with Mac Chrupcala, piano and Dave Zinno, bass
Vocalist Giacomo Gates is a master of be-bop and straight ahead
ballads using his rich, true, and musical baritone. He will be singing
music of the Great American Songbook and from his new
release, “Miles Tones.” Pianist Mac Chrupcala and bass player
Dave Zinno join Gates. www.giacomogates.com
November 27 - The Soul Band
The Soul Band is a powerhouse of word-class musicianship,
razor-sharp style, and broad range. This stellar ensemble
brings back the heyday of soul, when it was all about the
groove and the dance floor was packed. Bring your dancing
shoes and your family for this day before Thanksgiving rockthe-
house party! www.regnantucket.com/artists/thesoulband/
December 4 - New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds & Choir - Holiday Concert!
Taking up our call for a holiday concert our Brown Bag audience
will remember, the NEC has stepped in with Symphonic Winds
and Concert Choir. Conducted by William Drury, NEC Symphonic
Winds and the Concert Choir has a broad repertoire that will surely
put us all in the holiday spirit!
Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.
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