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Big Band Beat

04-04-2016 09:47 AM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Beat Brasserie

WHAT: Beat Brasserie, located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, is welcoming spring with a big band bang! On Sunday, April 10th, 2016 Beat will host a special performance from Brian Thomas & Alex Lee Clark’s 18 Piece Big Band from 8:00PM to 11:00PM. Not your Daddy’s big band, they’ll be playing an undeniably unique combination of jazz, funk, soul and hip hop while guests enjoy dinner specials, handcrafted cocktails, amazing beers and American craft wines from The Beat’s all on-tap wine list.
The 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 and leads his own jazz quartet, big band, and funk power house Akashic Record, each of which feature his original compositions. 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 Big Band while enjoying a delicious meal that caters to everyone’s taste buds including dishes such as Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs with mustard spaetzli and duck fat cipollini onions ($25) and Maine Mussels Frites with lager, old bay and tomato ($22). For those just looking for drinks, enjoy the big band at the bar while enjoying The Beat’s wine on tap and signature cocktails. For more information or to make a reservation visit, or call 617.499.0001.
WHERE: The Beat, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | P. 617.499.0001
WHEN: April 10th, 2016 from 8:00PM – 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, 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, Executive Chef Ignacio Lopez’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. For more information visit

The Beat, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | P. 617.499.0001

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