August 28, 2021
Novel Jazz Septet presents the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
7:30p.m. Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor
125 Townsend Avenue
For information call 207-633-6546
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Novel Jazz is a Maine-based group, now in their 17th year of concerts around Maine and New England. Their mission is to share the music and stories of these two giants of standard jazz who wrote some 3000 compositions over their musical careers, two percent of which represents the well-known standards and 98% of which most have never heard. They’ll perform tunes from the Ellington/Strayhorn repertoire plus newly arranged compositions that they have unearthed in the Ellington Archives of the Smithsonian Museum of American History as well as the new Strayhorn Collection at the Library of Congress (both in Washington D.C.). Many of these tunes have not been heard in decades. Novel Jazz members have rearranged these pieces for the septet, dusted them off and given them a 21st century sound, all of their own. Admission is $25.00.