Events

  • $20

    Melissa Ferrick


    Ms. Ferrick is currently a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. She’s released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance. From 2013 - 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Ms. Ferrick holds an Ed.M from Harvard University.

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  • $15

    SoundBites S4 Finale, Ep7: Unmasked


    Please note the One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets to this event. Tickets can be purchased HERE. SoundBites is a new kind of storytelling series produced by Frontier Studios, the new non-profit arm of Frontier that expands our work as a community connector/curator/catalyst. With a dedicated theme tying each Bite together, the night will feature regional Moth StorySlam Champions and locals sharing true tales.

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  • $30

    Chris Smither


    Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”

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  • $5

    USM Student Combo Night


    This show will include performances by USM School of Music instrumental and vocal jazz combos.  The groups performing at this memorable show are under the direction of USM jazz faculty members.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra feat. Grammy Winner Jeff Coffin


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. JEFF COFFIN is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary U.S. rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own numerous groups when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CD's on Ear Up Records.

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  • $25

    Kaki King


    Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 9 albums over the past 14 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. Kaki has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and Sean Penn's “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.

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  • $20

    Lucy Kaplansky


    Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer... full of enchanting songs” (New York Times).

    Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle.

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  • $10

    Tumbledown EP Release


    Tumbledown is a trio based in Portland, Maine with an interest in electronic music and longstanding roots in the rock, soul, and blues traditions. Their style combines familiar, organic guitar and vocal sounds with synthesized, danceable beats and sampling techniques to create a singular listening experience for the audience. At its One Longfellow Square debut on November 29th, Tumbledown will celebrate one year of playing together as a trio as well as the release of its first EP.

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  • $20

    Peter Gallway & The Real Band CD Release Celebration With Special Guest Tom Dean


    With his return to Maine, the resurgence of The Real Band has been unstoppable, including wonderful receptions at St. Lawrence Arts and One Longfellow Square in Portland, The Frontier Theater in Brunswick, Slates in Hallowell, and the 207 Show on WCSH television. The Real Band is Peter Gallway on vocals and guitar, Mark Wainer (The Buffaloes, Berklee School of Music) on lead guitar and Andre Re (Jackson Browne, Garland Jeffries) on vocals and percussion.

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  • $40

    An Evening with Tom Rush


    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ends 7/16 at 10am. Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

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  • $20

    SheSpeaks: Wellspring, Thursday


    SheSpeaks, the ever-popular women’s storytelling event hosted by Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges, will once again be returning to our stage this year—this time with an added twist!

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  • $20

    SheSpeaks: Lael's Night Out, Friday


    SheSpeaks, the ever-popular women’s storytelling event hosted by Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges, will once again be returning to our stage this year—this time with an added twist!

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  • $15

    Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival Portland 2019


    It’s back and bigger than ever! You can now catch the 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival at One Longfellow Square.  The festival sold out quickly last year, so grab tickets soon!

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  • $12

    WMPG's 17th Annual Bluegrass Spectacular


    Bluegrass! It was not so long ago in Portland that live Bluegrass shows were not easy to find. Volunteers at WMPG started the WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular, an annual event to showcase the bluegrass scene, small but mighty, in and around Portland.

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  • $15

    Maine Voices Live with Brother Arnold


    Please Note: This is a rental event and One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets for it. Purchase tickets here. Brother Arnold was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. His interest in communalism led him to the Shaker religious community. He visited on and off for 3 years and joined in January of 1978. Since that time Brother Arnold has been a farmer, gardener, herdsman, printer, cook, baker, author, editor, historian, Trustee and Elder.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - Holiday Show with special guests The Biddeford High School Jazz Ensemble


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $25

    Levin Brothers


    LEVIN BROTHERS was founded by Pete and Tony Levin in 2013, After 5 decades of glorious career playing with virtually who is who in all genres of music - jazz, fusion, rock, pop and world music, and after guesting on each other’s projects, two brothers finally decided to have their own jazz band. Levin Brothers released 2 albums: the self-titled first album in 2014, and the follow up live album ’Special Delivery’ in 2017. The band has toured all over the USA, and has performed also internationally in Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan.

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  • $15

    Session Americana


    Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other.

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  • $25

    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas | 4pm


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio (Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Shawn Nadeau, bass; Craig Bryan, drums) returns to OLS with their take on Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  • $25

    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas | 7pm


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio (Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Shawn Nadeau, bass; Craig Bryan, drums) returns to OLS with their take on Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  • $45

    Livingston Taylor w/ Kerri Powers


    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ends 8/7 at 10am. Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

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  • $20

    Winter Solstice Mini-Fest Featuring Matt Flinner & Low Lily


    Multi-award-winning bluegrass mandolinist Matt Flinner teams up with American Roots band Low Lily to mark the Winter Solstice! This high energy show will feature instrumentals alongside impeccably arranged songs to celebrate the season. Between them, the musicians play mandolins, guitars, fiddle, banjo, double bass, and sing in three and four part vocal harmonies.

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  • $20

    Rock My Soul


    Back by popular demand, Rock My Soul performs its 10th annual Rockin’ Holiday Concert at OLS. The group puts its own blues, soul, R&B, doo wop, and gospel stamp on holiday classics and contemporary favorites, weaving in rich harmony and lively musical arrangements that get audiences singing, stomping, and clapping along to the back beat. Many audience members now make this show a part of their family holiday tradition.

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  • $25

    Ellis Paul


    A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur.

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: GoldenOak w/ Ben Cosgrove


    When you think of trendy musical scenes, Portland, Maine might not be first on your list. Yet the homespun, heartwarming music of family-oriented indie folk group GoldenOak provides evidence that the dense woods of the Pine Tree State might just be a better muse than the slick streets of New York and LA.

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  • $20

    Primo Cubano: A New Year's Eve Dance Party


    PLEASE NOTE: There will be an open dance floor with a limited amount of tables and chairs. There will be seating in the balcony as well. One Longfellow Square is welcoming Primo Cubano back to start the new year right with an evening of music and dancing, with an open floor and plenty of energy on stage. We'll cap the evening off with a champagne toast at midnight, so join us to welcome 2020 with a bang!

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  • $30

    James Montgomery


    When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

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  • $10

    The Wolff Sisters / Chris Ross and the North


    Gritty and raw folk-rock outfit The Wolff Sisters first broke into the Boston music scene as an acoustic trio. With haunting harmonies and songs reminiscent of washed up wanderers on New England’s salty coasts, Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat stole Boston’s heart (yes, they’re really sisters). Born to a poet and a musician, they grew up on the heavy realism of Dylan and Springsteen blended with the loose and loud Rolling Stones. Drawing inspiration from blues giants like Howlin’ Wolf and modern storytellers Dawes, The Wolff Sisters don’t fit into one genre of music. With Rebecca on acoustic guitar, Rachael on electric guitar, Kat on keys, and all three on vocals, the sisters spent years honing their sound together in an old Victorian house just outside Boston.

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  • $20

    Steve Forbert


    Big City Cat - My Life in Folk-Rock, singer/songwriter Steve Forbert's exceptional new memoir co-written with Therese Boyd, allows him ample opportunity to candidly reflect on those specific circumstances that first brought him to the public eye.

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  • $18

    Lucy Wainwright Roche


    Those familiar with Lucy Wainwright Roche are aware of her bell tone voice, her unshakable melodies, and her knack for wise, wry lyrics that clench the heart.  It’s no surprise that Wainwright Roche is the daughter of Suzzy Roche (The Roches) and Loudon Wainwright III, half sibling to Rufus and Martha Wainwright. She grew up steeped in music.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra with special guest The Fryeburg Academy Jazz Ensemble


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $55

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - 2020 Season Pass


    Get tickets for every PJO show for 2019, at a discounted price! Must be purchased before first show of the year on 1/23. This series is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $15

    Driftwood


    Anyone familiar with the Americana music scene knows this Upstate, New York-based band has cut their teeth on a killer live show. With a never-ending tour schedule and a steady buzz, they have built a very solid underground fan base. "The game has been live shows and nose to the ground since the beginning," says guitarist/songwriter Dan Forsyth.

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  • $14

    Danny Barnes + Twisted Pine


    Part Southern gentleman, part humble artist, Barnes is being more than a bit self-effacing with this statement. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and genre-bending artists of his craft, Barnes' musical interests are both varied and adventurous, and he incorporates that versatility into a progressive approach to an instrument that is musically polarizing and steeped in tradition. Although he demonstrates an appreciation for the history of the bluegrass, country, and folk music from which the banjo's reputation was born, his inventive take is what truly separates him from his contemporaries…using the banjo as his ‘weapon of choice’ to play non-traditional music like rock, fusion, and jazz with electronic percussion and loop elements.

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  • $20

    OLS & North Atlantic Blues Festival Present: Lurrie Bell


    “An incendiary fusion of Chicago Blues boilerplate and his own mercurial imagination, hyperkinetic energy, and dazzling technical dexterity.” – David Whiteis, Chicago Reader “If there is a Chicago blues child who perhaps epitomizes the blues life, it’s Lurrie Bell…the premier guitarist in the Windy City.” – Boston Blues News Born in 1958, the son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell picked up his father’s guitar at age of five and taught himself to play. He was clearly gifted. In addition, he grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and many more were frequent visitors to his house.

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Presents: Front Country


    In today's crowded musical landscape, it's hard enough to develop a unique and recognizable sound that can set you apart. That done, you face an even greater challenge: What IS this music? Although Front Country has a foundation in traditional music, they are creating their own path and sound with grace, poise, confidence and extreme skill. They call it “roots pop" and its easy to agree with them. In fact you can't deny the infusion of these two sounds.

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  • $30

    The THE BAND Band – Tribute To The Band


    If you like the music of The Band, you'll love The THE BAND Band, the only nationally touring band dedicated exclusively to the accurate reproduction of The Band's music, bringing it to life with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their extraordinary repertoire. From hit songs like "The Weight," "Up On Cripple Creek," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and deep cuts from their classic albums, to the historic collaborations with Bob Dylan, The THE BAND Band delivers with the passion and commitment for which The Band was renowned.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra with special guest South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra with special guest the Westbrook High School Jazz Ensemble


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.PJO enjoys playing works written by members and area musicians such as Craig Skeffington, Mike Sakash, Brad Ciechomski, Jake Sturtevent, and Terry White. In addition to performing original literature, PJO often performs music from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman, Patrick Williams, Woody Herman and Maria Schneider, to name a few.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra with special guest Falmouth High School Jazz Ensemble


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $30

    John Gorka


    From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970’s, John was was one of these aspiring musicians.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra with special guest Cape Elizabeth and Somersworth High School Jazz Ensembles


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra – June


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - July


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - August


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - September


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - October


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - November 2020


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - December 2020


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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