TODAY: Summer concerts for university community bringing music Under the Oaks

The university is hosting two concerts this summer for the university community, with the John Brown Jazz Trio taking the stage at 3 p.m. on June 17 and The Castaways performing at 3 p.m. on July 22.

Elon is hosting two summer concerts for the university community, with performers playing tunes Under the Oaks in June and July.

The concerts are part of a range of events and resources for Elon faculty and staff to reconnect and rejuvenate this summer. More details about these activities and resources are available here.

The John Brown Jazz Trio will take the stage at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. Brown, a native of Fayetteville who now lives in Durham, serves as the director of the Jazz Program and an associate professor of the practice of music at Duke University. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the the UNC School of Law, Brown began studying the bass when he was nine years old and during his career has performed at notable venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, and the Hollywood Bowl and at major jazz festivals like the Playboy Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Free Jazz Festival (Brazil) and Jazz e Vienne (France).

He’ll be joined Thursday by pianist Cyrus Chestnut and drummer Adonis Rose.

The July 22 concert begins Under the Oaks at 3 p.m. and will feature The Castaways, members of the Carolina Beach Music Awards Hall of Fame. The beach music band got its start in Durham in 1961 and have been offering their mix of beach, soul and rock to generations of fans since.