The band Capitol — consisting of Cape Elizabeth college students -- reunites for the winter break.
Sam MacDuffie who plays tenor sax attends the University of Michigan where he is part of the high energy percussion and performance group Groove. Will Steidl on trombone attends Princeton University and notably has composed a piece of music for the Portland Jazz Orchestra. Declan McCormick on bass is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin where performs with the UW Jazz Orchestra. Katie Oberholtzer, lead vocalist, attends the School of Music at the University of Southern Maine where she sings with many different groups and occasionally even accompanies the PJO at One Longfellow. Christie Gillies plays the drums and is a freshman at the University of Michigan where she also performs in Groove. Harry Baker on guitar is currently a senior at Cape Elizabeth High School.
These young musicians each hold many accolades individually. Putting them together brings an impressive show indicative of a much more mature company. They combine soul, R&B, and jazz to create a unique and beautiful sound.
Capitol first came to life in 2014 as a jazz combo. The group of all boys and one girl drummer connected and was known as Pookie and the Boys. Soon they played on the streets of Portland, which led to many gigs around the Portland and Boothbay Harbor area. In 2017, Katie joined the group. She brought them to a whole new level and with that the group decided they needed a new name. Capitol is a nod to one of their favorite standing gigs on Capitol Island off of Southport, Maine.
7pm doors – 8pm show | $12 adv. – $15 day of