MDC’s Koubek Center Launches Disc-Cover@Koubek, a New Series of Album Release Concerts by Local Talent Starting With Lemon City Trio and Special Guest Miamibloco Cofounder Brian Potts Presenting Postcards Dec. 8

Miami, Nov. 28, 2023 – Miami Dade College‘s (MDC) Koubek Center is launching Disc-Cover@Koubek, a new series of album release concerts by local artists. The series will kick off at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, with the Lemon City Trio and special guest Brian Potts presenting their new album, Postcards.

Named after a historical area in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, Lemon City Trio, comprised of Nick Tannura, guitar; Brian Robertson, keyboards and synthesizer; and Aaron Glueckauf, drums, has built a following as an innovative, hard-edged, groove-oriented update of classic jazz organ trios. From early on, their sound has drawn from influences ranging from New Orleans’s second line and hard rock to funk and hip hop. Postcards, the group’s fourth major release, marks a departure for the trio.

“When the band started, we were more informed by the traditional notions of what an organ trio was,”  Tannura said. “That was what we wanted to do, and that was what we were doing — and then it gradually changed over time to what it is now, which is totally different. We have so much respect for that tradition, but when you get down to writing your own music, you don’t want to do a half-baked version of, say, a New Orleans organ trio. I’m not from New Orleans. We live here and feel the music in a different way. So, as we continued to develop, it was more about letting go of being attached to any style. Those influences will always be there, but for us now, it becomes about combining all the music we love.”

Postcards incorporates influences from funk, Brazilian and North African Tuareg music, among others.

“We allowed ourselves to work with a wider palette and bring in all the different things we like,”  Tannura said. “This record was about being more open and letting the music go in whatever direction felt good.”

Potts – percussionist, educator and founder and director of Miamibloco, – will be Lemon City Trio’s featured guest in this concert presentation.

“He’s a great friend of ours, has recorded with us, and he and Aaron have a history of playing together,” Tannura said. “He’s an awesome musician. We wanted to do something special for this concert, and he’s the perfect player to join us.”

WHAT:     Disc-Cover@Koubek – Lemon City Trio with special guest Brian Potts presenting Postcards

WHEN:     Friday, Dec.  8, at 8 p.m.

WHERE:   Koubek Center

2705 S.W. Third  St., Miami, FL, 33135

INFO:        305-237-7750



About The Koubek Center
A South Florida landmark with a long and rich history as a cultural hub, The Koubek Center is dedicated to building community through the arts. Over the past several decades, the Center has offered various activities, including workshops, art exhibitions, theater performances, literary readings, and concerts. It is a place for artists and local arts organizations to explore and experiment, engage in collaborations and share their work with the community. The Koubek Center includes a 200-seat theater, an expansive garden, classrooms, and rehearsal and multi-use spaces. Built in 1929 by Austrian trader John J. Koubek as a gift to his wife, it was later donated to the University of Miami and acquired by Miami Dade College in 2011.

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