The Arts Council announces December Brown Bag Schedule




The Brown Bag Performance Series is a free program offered to the community by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The series runs weekly from October through April at the Arts Council’s BSF Gallery, located at 318 Main Street in downtown Evansville. The Brown Bag Performance Series is every Wednesday at noon. It is encouraged to bring your lunch and a friend and enjoy the free local performances. The Brown Bag Series is made possible in part by the Mesker Music Trust, managed by Fifth Third Investment Advisors. Below is the weekly schedule for December.


12/4/13 –Jane and Jeff Harmon Jazz: Jane Harmon is a jazz vocalist and pianist, as well as the on-stage leader of her husband’s jazz group, Jeff Harmon Jazz. She brings a deliciously pure voice and swinging style to his group and performs with the enthusiasm and warmth when doing solo, duet, or trio gigs.  Jane began singing and playing the piano as a young child; she accompanied the church choir sitting atop hymnals at the age of four.  She sang with her high school jazz band; however, her first true jazz experience began when she met Jeff.

Jeff Harmon has been playing and leading a band in the Evansville area for more than 60 years. He began playing at the professional level at age 16 – some 72 years ago. While Jeff is currently doing duties on upright bass, he also played trumpet and valve trombone through the years and distinguished himself on both. Jeff is the 2012 recipient of the Jazz Musician of the Year award at the Kenny Kent Lexus Wine and Jazz Fest.

12/11/13 – Bob Minnette: Bob Minnette will round out the December line-up for the Arts Council’s Brown Bag Series. Minnette will be entertaining the audience with his skills on trumpet and vocals. David Schnerr will accompany him on guitar. This program will include fun Christmas music for the audiences’ enjoyment.