The series opens Wednesday, Oct. 7, with a performance by UpBeat Brass. With a signature sound that makes just five players seem like a big band — no other group has their combination of sax, brass, and drums. UpBeat Brass is a fun-loving band that makes each performance an event to be remembered. One of a kind in every way, they are energetic and rhythmically vibrant with charisma that is simply stunning.