LLC Concert Series: John Brown's "Little" Big Band

Orringer Auditorium, New Bern Campus
Orchestral members of John Brown's Little Big Band

Craven Community College's Lifetime Learning Center (LLC) is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Explorations in the Arts three-concert series. This unique mix of performances is created by live performance, a Q&A session and audience participation.

John Brown and his “Little” Big Band will bring the sound of the 1940’s swing band music to life in this evening show of instruments and big dramatic notes! The “little” comes from the number of people they have displayed on stage. Despite their 11-member size, this group packs a big band punch and is in high demand for feature performances at concert halls, educational residencies, concerts, and private events across North Carolina and beyond.

John Brown, a bassist since he was 13, has several accomplishments including performing with the North Carolina Symphony and well-known artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Mark Whitefield and others across the United States and abroad.

Each performance will take place in Orringer Auditorium on Craven CC's New Bern campus at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 - John Brown's "Little" Big Band | Tickets: $25 Adults/$12 Students
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 - North Carolina Baroque Orchestra | Tickets: $22 Adults/$10 Students

To view music video previews or purchase tickets, visit For questions, call Jennifer Baer at 252-633-2618.