The Brownville Concert Series is thrilled to have Matt Baker and the Trio present “Autumn in New York”. Featuring some of the great music synonymous with the Big Apple such as Gershwin and Bernstein, Matt Baker brings a slice of New York to Brownville, in this intimate trio concert.
The group will also present music from Baker’s new album ‘Almost Blue’ - a “fully realized love letter to the place he longed to be a part of, a place he now calls home”, each song emanating a part of the albums haunting narrative. Hard swinging piano and warm vocals – all presented in a program of classic jazz with an exciting contemporary edge.
They will perform in cabaret on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m. and in concert Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. We give special thanks to Frontier Bank of Falls City, Dr. Charles & Carole James in Memory of Ruth James, and Lee Sapp for helping to sponsor these concerts.   

Matt Baker: Australian born Jazz Pianist/Vocalist, Matt Baker has performed jazz festivals, clubs and concert halls in Australia, Europe, USA and the Pacific Rim. As of 2010, he is now proud to call New York City his home.  Matt Baker was an award winner in the 2003 Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition and a semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005.
Endea Owens: A Detroit native, Endea Owens is a vibrant up and coming bassist. She has performed at jazz festivals in Switzerland, Paraguay, The Cayman Islands, Australia, Poland, Ukraine, South Korea, India, Detroit, and San Francisco. She has also been featured as a guest artist for the Spelman Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s East Coast Tour and has had her compositions featured in the Capital City Film Festival in East Lansing, MI.
Curtis Nowosad: A New York-based drummer, composer and bandleader, Curtis Nowosad is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Nowosad has distinguished himself touring coast-to-coast and playing at clubs such as the Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s and Smalls with his quintet. He has performed in the bands of world-class musicians Marc Cary, Philip Harper, Craig Harris and Braxton Cook, among others and has performed at every major jazz festival in Canada and several in the US.
Cabaret tickets are $25, and Concert tickets are $20, ($16 for students).  To purchase tickets online go to www.brownvilleconcertseries.com or Facebook or call 402-825-3331. The Lyceum Restaurant and the Bluebird Bistro in Brownville are now open, come early and enjoy a meal before the show. The Nebraska Arts Council (www.nebraskaartscouncil.org), a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.