Museum’s A Little Lunch Music to feature member of Auburn faculty on guitar

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will host a free concert by guitarist and Auburn faculty member Daniel Mackowski on Thursday, June 28, from noon to 1 p.m. With this concert, A Little Lunch Music ends for the summer and will begin again in the fall.

Mackowski is an associate professor of mechanical engineering in Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. He has been a part of the local jazz scene since coming to Auburn in 1990 and was a member of the Auburn Knights Orchestra in the 2000s.

“I like to arrange pop and big band tunes for solo fingerstyle guitar,” Mackowski said.

He said that he is also slowly building up material for the Wiessenborn guitar, a rare Hawaiian-style lap slide guitar popular in the 1920s and 30s but said “that’s a concert for another day.”

This week will be the last of three special concerts, sponsored by Ursula’s Catering, added for the summer as an extension of the museum’s A Little Lunch Music series.

The Museum Café will be closed June 30 through July 23.

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