Events

  • $25

    SOLD OUT: The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas | 4PM


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio will bring their popular Charlie Brown Christmas show to One Longfellow Square on Sunday, December 9th. This is the 4pm show, if you're looking for tickets to the 7pm show, click here.

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  • $25

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


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio will bring their popular Charlie Brown Christmas show to One Longfellow Square on Sunday, December 9th. This is the 7pm show, if you're looking for tickets to the 4pm show, click here.

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  • $15

    MaineVoices Live: Julia Spencer-Fleming & Victoria Hugo-Vidal


    TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT CAN BE PURCHASED HERE. Spencer-Fleming kicked off the Rev. Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series in 2002 with “In the Bleak Midwinter.” After seven more volumes and many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, she has earned a place on the New York Times best seller list and a devoted fan base. Her daughter, Hugo-Vidal, is a columnist for the Press Herald, writing about family, the economy, politics and so much more as The Maine Millennial. She has a Masters in library and science information from Simmons College.

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  • $20

    Griffin House


    It is a true, and nowadays rare, musician who writes lyrics so vulnerable and authentic that an audience is irrevocably captured by the powerful experience of sharing the journey. An album that is essentially an autobiographical account of personal mistakes, change, and growth, offers listeners a chance to reflect on their own experiences and connect with another’s story.

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  • $8

    LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy feat. Alex Giampapa, Vally D and More


    Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by Jim and Nikki Martin, with Alex Giampapa, Vally D, Dawn Hartill, Leonard Kimble and Sam Lander.

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  • $20

    Lucy Kaplansky w/ Sara Cox


    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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  • $20

    Lauren Rioux + The Stocking Stuffers - Matinee Show


    Gifts found in stockings are often curious, delightful unexpected surprises. Inspired to discover wintery musical treasures, Lauren Rioux returns to curate her beloved seasonal showcase (formally Yulegrass) with longtime friends and string band stalwarts Brittany Haas (Live from Here, David Rawlings Machine, Hawktail), OLS fave Joe K. Walsh (Mr. Sun), Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and special guest Claire Scott.

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  • $20

    Lauren Rioux + The Stocking Stuffers - Evening Show


    Gifts found in stockings are often curious, delightful unexpected surprises. Inspired to discover wintery musical treasures, Lauren Rioux returns to curate her beloved seasonal showcase (formally Yulegrass) with longtime friends and string band stalwarts Brittany Haas (Live from Here, David Rawlings Machine, Hawktail), OLS fave Joe K. Walsh (Mr. Sun), Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and special guest Claire Scott.

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  • $5

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


    Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. This month it’s time again for the PJO Holiday Show!  This performance will feature vocal and instrumental tunes including movements from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, The Man with the Bag, The Christmas Song, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy, to name a few.  This show is great for jazz lovers of all ages, come join the PJO for a swingin’ fun holiday show!

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  • $12

    Inanna, Sisters In Rhythm - Winter Solstice CD Release Celebration


    Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women’s percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of music.  Blending western vocal harmonies with the polyrhythms of West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil, they create a multicultural fusion beyond tradition.  Together for 26 years, the band has recorded six full-length albums; been invited to schools to teach drumming and culture to youth; and performed extensively. 

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  • $8

    Johnny Fountain Grand Adventure Listening Party


    Celebrate the life and music of Johnny Fountain at One Longfellow Square on Saturday, December 22nd with the release of his posthumous album, The Grand Adventure. Johnny was a prolific Portland musician, who continued to perform around town even after his diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer. Following his death in December of 2015, his friends and family united to finish the recordings he left behind, starting with 12 demos of original songs by Johnny. Produced by Dominic Lavoie (The Lucid, ShaShaSha) and Dan Boyden (Model Airplane, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds), the album features a cast of nearly two dozen musicians - including contributions from Lady Lamb, Jacob Augustine, Colin Winsor, and many more. At the center of it all is Johnny's voice, guitar, and zeal for adventure.

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  • $35

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Stephen Kellogg w/ Taylor Carson


    Over the last decade, New England native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like platinum selling rock band O.A.R and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. Stephen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released ten studio albums of his own yielding hundreds of thousands of ticket and record sales.

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  • $15

    Arc Iris with Armies


    This fall, Arc Iris releases Icon of Ego, its third groundbreaking album, as a trio that packs the heft of a far bigger band with fully realized sonic and visual intensity. Overcoming rebuffs and rejections, Arc Iris has become an unstoppable force out of necessity. On Icon of Ego, they deliver heavily and ask nothing in return.

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  • $25

    Ellis Paul w/ Laurie MacAllister


    Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

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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 2019 with a bang!

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  • $15

    Miss Tess & The Talkbacks


    Miss Tess got her musical start at home in Maryland, her childhood nights ending in music. Her parents would sing her to sleep with the gentle, tender sounds of American folk songs, occasionally interrupted by their 30s swing band rehearsing in the basement. Tess studied piano as a child, and continued on as a teenager to take up the guitar and singing, and eventually began her own studies in early jazz and blues.

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  • $12

    Capitol


    The band Capitol — consisting of Cape Elizabeth college students -- reunites for the winter break.

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | 8pm


    This is for the 8pm show, for tickets to the 11pm show click here. GREAT SCOTT! The Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony are proud to present the 5th Annual event screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at One Longfellow Square! Hosted by Portland’s own Consensual Daydreamers, this Rather Special Night includes a live shadowcast of the film, all of your favorite call lines and traditions, and integrated entertainment surrounding consent, identity and body positivity!

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | 11pm


    This is for the 11pm show, for tickets to the 8pm show click here. GREAT SCOTT! The Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony are proud to present the 5th Annual event screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at One Longfellow Square! Hosted by Portland’s own Consensual Daydreamers, this Rather Special Night includes a live shadowcast of the film, all of your favorite call lines and traditions, and integrated entertainment surrounding consent, identity and body positivity!

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  • $38

    Denny Laine and The Moody Wings Band


    As a Founding Member of THE MOODY BLUES and a Founding Member of WINGS, Denny and his new band are touring as DENNY LAINE AND THE Moody Wing Band. English songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Denny is best known for his roles as former guitarist and lead singer of The Moody Blues and, later, co-founder with Paul McCartney of Wings. Denny was one of three constants in Wings, along with Paul and Linda McCartney.

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  • $8

    Music Video Portland


    Music Video Portland is conceived and produced by HOT TRASH: Portland!, a community music and culture blog supporting local music and film in Portland, Maine. Created by HOT TRASH proprietor Victoria Karol, Music Video Portland carries on the locally-focused legacy of the wildly successful MVA awards established by Victoria in North Carolina, now in their 10th year.

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  • $12

    BIG WORLD


    Join Portland’s BIG WORLD for a special night of live recording at One Longfellow Square. This live performance will become the bands first CD release scheduled for sometime next Summer.

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  • $25

    Johnny A. – Just Me... And My Guitars


    Never content with complacency, and always up for a challenge, Johnny again takes an adventurous musical left turn to present his distinct, instrumental guitar approach for the very first time in a completely “solo” intimate atmosphere.

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  • $12

    Funkationland


    We will have limited dancing room for this show, which will limit the number of seats available. Funkationland is a Portland based group of 12 of the best musicians in Maine.  Playing music of groups such as “Tower of Power”, “Earth Wind and Fire”, “Steely Dan”, “Stevie Wonder” and many more, Funkationland bring this style of music to Portland for one night only.  The group boasts 6 horns (2 trumpets, trombone, Alto, tenor and Bari Sax), 6 rhythms players (2 guitarists, Keyboards, Bass, Drums and Latin Percussion) as well as loads of vocals which will literally “fill up One Longfellow Square” with horn based funk music.

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  • $10

    Chris Ross and the North with These Wild Plains


    “I am a dangerous man / Born clutching to a dollar…” …The words that open the new Chris Ross + The North record ‘Over Lonesome’ drip with whiskey and cigarettes, followed by a clamor of guitars evoking a band of outlaws on the run. Ross spent the better part of a decade tucked away on the coast of Maine developing his voice as a writer.

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  • $15

    Session Americana w/ Ali McQuirk


    Its a Session. Its a Hootenenanny. Its a festival band. Its a plaza full of children dancing on a sunny afternoon. Its a novelty. Its theater. It draws the quirky but powerful threads of American music together. Its virtuosity. Its the bad punk band you were in in high school. Its Folk music played on box cars in the dustbowl.  Its a rock band.

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  • $15

    Tarbox Ramblers


    Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music and backwoods blues meet in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers have drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered and more. The band’s sound is rough-hewn, dark and direct. The Washington Post calls The Tarbox Ramblers “a force of nature”; The New Yorker says “Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won't know what hit you.”

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - January


    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 - 2019 Season Pass


    Get tickets for every PJO show for 2019, at a discounted price! Must be purchased before first show of the year on 1/31. 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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  • $30

    David Mallett


    The cool breezes of Maine’s northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for more than four decades. His latest, Greenin Up, is a compilation of some re-recordings of his finest work. Released in conjunction with the Maine Farmland Trust, it is a celebration of rural life.

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  • $48

    Colin Blunstone (of The Zombies) w/ Clarence Bucaro


    Member benefits for this show are applicable only during the presale period, ending 11/29 at 10am. A rare appearance by the legendary lead singer of The Zombies with his solo band. Colin Blunstone was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on the 24th June 1945. He went to school in St Albans where he was introduced to the other members of The Zombies. After attracting a large local following, the band were offered a recording contract by Decca Records which resulted in their first single, ‘She’s Not There’ becoming a world-wide hit. Three years on the road culminated in The Zombies final album the acclaimed ‘Odessey and Oracle’.

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  • $12

    Lula Wiles


    Lula Wiles is a band deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by powerful three-part vocal harmonies. Their lyrics are fiercely honest, littered with reinvented folk tropes and evocative images – a rainy field of daisies, a dusty bar lit by Christmas lights, an unmade bed. They deliver love songs that are at once defiant and heartsick, as well as new contributions to the folk ballad canon and timely explorations of what it means to live in America today. Drawing from the deep wells of traditional old-time music, classic country, and contemporary indie-folk-rock songwriting and arranging, Lula Wiles melds diverse influences to create a sound all their own. The three band members deftly swap instruments and frontwoman duties, with Ellie Buckland (vocals/guitar/fiddle), Isa Burke (vocals/guitar/fiddle), and Mali Obomsawin (vocals/bass) each contributing their own singularly expressive vocals, instrumental lines, and songwriting. Onstage, the band gathers tightly around a single microphone for a spirited and emotionally resonant live show.

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  • $16

    OLS & State Theatre Present: The Brother Brothers w/ Caroline Cotter


    The Brother Brothers sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied careers in the americana scene under their belts, the brothers are finally teaming up to bring their experiences together. Their debut EP, Tugboats (2017), has garnered noteworthy praise, with Saving Country Music dubbing the duo, "the closest thing you can find to Simon & Garfunkel in this century.”

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  • $30

    John Gorka


    Member benefits for this event are applicable only during the presale and won't be valid after 10am on 9/12. Godfrey Daniels is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. A small neighborhood coffeehouse and listening room, it has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians, and, in the late 1970s, one of these was a young Moravian College student named John Gorka. Though his academic course work lay in Philosophy and History, music began to offer paramount enticements. Soon he found himself living in the club’s basement and acting as resident M.C. and soundman, encountering legendary folk troubadours like Canadian singer/songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt. Their brand of folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs - mostly as an opener for visiting acts. Soon he started traveling to New York City, where Jack Hardy’s legendary Fast Folk circle (a breeding ground for many a major singer/songwriter) became a powerful source of education and encouragement. Folk meccas like Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and emerging songwriting began turning heads. Those who had at one time inspired him - Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, Nanci Griffith, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin - had become his peers. In 1987, the young Minnesota-based Red House Records caught wind of John’s talents and released his first album, I Know, to popular and critical acclaim. With unusual drive and focus, John hit the ground running and, when an offer came from Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman in 1989, he signed with that label’s imprint, High Street Records.

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  • $30

    Séamus Egan Project


    In 2018, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever, as The Seamus Egan Project, bringing along friends and musical guests, and introducing fans to both the entirety of his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as new music he’s never recorded or performed live. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking album, When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through the 20 year recording career of this iconic band, along with new tunes, Egan will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition, and beyond.

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  • $20

    Studio Two – The Early Beatles Tribute


    Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the most exciting, energetic period of  The Beatles -- the early years. Choosing from a catalog of songs from their club and touring performances, Studio Two captures all of the excitement and danceable 50's and 60's Rock 'n' Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. All of this is done in period correct attire and equipment. You will be transported in time!

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - February


    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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  • $20

    Duke Robillard


    Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom or an image, Duke Robillard will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence.

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  • $16

    Shane Mauss & The Here We Are Podcast Present: Stand Up Science


    Comedian and podcaster Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science. Local scientific experts, stand-up comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you a show equal parts aha and haha!

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: The Jacob Jolliff Band


    The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country's premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship.

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  • $10

    Honeysuckle & Dead Horses


    Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, the trio can frequently be found performing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast, playing alongside bands like Drive-By Truckers, The Ballroom Thieves, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Grey Season, Damn Tall Buildings and others. In 2015, Honeysuckle performed at Newport Folk Festival, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and was nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year at the annual Boston Music Awards.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - March


    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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  • $35

    Damian McGinty - Young Forever Tour


    OLS is not selling tickets for this event, to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Irish singer-songwriter-actor Damian McGinty will be debuting his brand new full-length album, Young Forever, in early 2019 followed by a tour of the same name.  The Young Forever tour is his largest to date and kicks off in Philadelphia, PA on March 19th and will feature vibrant, joyful, pop-infused music that will take you back to a time of living in the moment and yearning for the open road.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - April


    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 - May


    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


    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 2019


    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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