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Cambridge Feels the Big Band Beat!




Beat Brasserie Welcomes the Brian Thomas & Alex Lee Clark Big BandBeat Brasserie, located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, is welcoming spring with a big band bang! On Sunday, March 12th, 2017 Beat will host a special performance from Brian Thomas & Alex Lee Clark’s 20 Piece Big Band from 7:00PM to 11:00PM. Guests can enjoy Beat’s signature dishes and innovative hand-crafted cocktails while the Big Band performs the latest and greatest huge funk grooves and expressive textural colors from their recently recorded two-disc album “The Herd Sessions!”

Brian Thomas & Alex Lee Clark Big Band formed in 2011 and have quickly gained a reputation for featuring some of the best players in Boston, their great compositions and creating a sound that pushes the art of big band forward, resulting in an entertaining atmosphere for both the band and audience. Boston based trombonist Brian Thomas is one of the most sought after musicians in the country, playing music ranging from jazz to funk. He has been playing trombone since the age of 10 in his hometown of Rochester, NY. Brian Thomas will performing with Alex Lee-Clark, who has played with the Temptations and the Four Tops (just to name a few) and has crafted a unique and exciting sound by blending jazz and pop sensibilities. He is a trumpet player, composer, and arranger currently living and teaching in Boston and is currently an in-demand performer.

Enjoy the unique sounds of Brian Thomas & Alex Lee-Clark’s Big Band while savoring flavorful dishes from Beat’s Executive Chef James Lyons that include Maple Glazed Squash with Burrata cheese, pecans and sage ($13.50), Veal Saltimboca with prosciutto, swiss cheese, broccoli and spinach ($27) and Moullard Duck Breast with roasted green and purple Brussels sprouts, pecans, sherry and tangerine ($28). Pair the evenings tasting with one of Beat’s hand-crafted cocktails like the VFW with Bulleit Rye, Maraschino, Luxardo cherry and soda ($13.50) or choose from one of the 36 artisanal American wines on tap that include exclusive selections like the crispy and fruity J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 “Cuvee Madame Rachou” from Willamette Valley, OR. Prices for wines on tap vary per selection.

Dance to the beat of the Big Band this spring! For more information or to make a reservation visit www.beatbrasserie.com, or call 617.499.0001.

WHERE: Beat Brasserie | 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | P. 617.499.0001

WHEN: March 12th, 2017 from 7:00PM – 11:00PM | Open from 10:00AM-12:00AM.

INFO: No cover charge, cash bar. Reservations recommended.

About Beat Brasserie
Beat Brasserie is an American brasserie and bar located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Inspired by the hippie and beat movements of the mid-twentieth century, The Beat caters to all walks of life. Their mission is to satisfy the local community as well as vagabonds passing through. With an always fresh, seasonal, and wholesome menu, enjoyable for carnivores and vegetarians alike, The Beat’s dishes draw influence and flavors from around the world. The bar celebrates American spirits and American artisanal wines crafted by small batch winemakers with heart and soul. To heighten the senses further, Beat features daily live music by cutting edge musicians in jazz, blues and world music, bringing eclectic artistry to their stage in Cambridge. Beat is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and serves brunch on weekends. For more information visit www.beatbrasserie.com.

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