Events

  • $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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  • $12

    Raging Brass


    Raging Brass is a 7-piece band collectively creating Afro-Caribbean music. We are a brass-roots dance band following the musical migration from West Africa to Cuba, Jamaica, and Brazil with the spirit of New Orleans.

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  • $12

    Palaver Strings – La Mappa Mundi


    Palaver Strings will be joined by vocalists Sophie Michaux and Adam Jacob Simon for a uniquely collaborative program that runs the gamut of baroque opera, madrigals, drinking songs, dance tunes, and a new commission by Simon. We will also perform lullabies with participants from the Lullaby Project, a songwriting partnership between Palaver musicians and expecting mothers.

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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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  • $10

    Soggy Po' Boys w/ Gina and The Red Eye Flight Crew


    Born on a snowy Fat Tuesday night of 2012, the Soggy Po' Boys have been honing their craft of New Orleans' music in their Tuesday residency in their home town of Dover New Hampshire. The New Orleans flavored septet doesn’t just play their weekly gig and call it at that. No, they fit in more than a hundred shows every year, from festivals and concerts to politics-infused burlesque collaborations and street parades. Part of the beauty of New Orleans music is that it's celebrated and appreciated wherever it goes, from the street to the theater. The Po' Boys are doing their part to spread the greatest music on earth around their home in New England and when touring, throughout the rest of the country. The Soggy Po' Boys serve their jazz messy, mixing brass-fueled mayhem with spirituals, Meters-style old-school funk, and the Caribbean side of the New Orleans tradition.

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  • $10

    SNAEX w/ Joshua Marcus


    A Celebration of Working Class Power and the Teachers Strike Wave This show will be a benefit for The Southern Maine Chapter of The Democratic Socialists of America. SNAEX are back in the saddle and this time they’ve got all the stuff. Drummer and one of the founding members of Cerberus Shoal, Tom Rogers (also with An Evening With) has finally re-joined the fold. Those singing songwriters Chris Teret and Chriss Sutherland along with the amazingly sensitive bassist Tyler Heydolph have welcomed Rogers in order to complete a circular square that was started awhile back. SNAEX continue to know no limits, while aspiring to align themselves with what is always necessary: patience, harmony, and the child's mind. Teret hails from Baltimore, but has called Portland home for over a decade, founded a band called Company. Sutherland, from Maine, originated and maintained such musics as Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and Olas. Heydolph, raised in Brattleboro, is often seen and heard playing with Mark Tipton. All now reside in the Portland, Maine area.

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  • $12

    Pete Kilpatrick Band


    Maine based singer/songwriter Pete Kilpatrick grew up with a deep and resounding love of melody. With no formal training in music, Pete picked up the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began teaching himself how to play, crafting his own songs all while falling deeply in love with the process. 

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  • $16

    The Suitcase Junket w/ Aubrey Haddard


    MUSIC HELPS! This performance will feature the Robotics Institute of Maine as part of OLS's Music Helps! program. The latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world, singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz imbues those moments with joyful wonder, an endless infatuation with life’s most subtle mysteries.

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  • $30

    The THE BAND Band Presents: A Tribute to Bob Dylan And The Band


    Join us for a special tribute to The Band and their mentor and long-time collaborator, Bob Dylan! There is perhaps no more influential, profound, successful, or enigmatic songwriter in history than Bob Dylan.  From the "protest songs" of his early years to his introspective, sometimes caustic commentary on love and humanity, his songs are the cornerstone of the soundtrack of his generation, and have garnered countless awards and honors around the world.  In 2016, he added the Nobel prize for literature to his resume.

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  • $12

    Muddy Ruckus & Z-Boys 7” Vinyl Split Release Show


    Muddy Ruckus is an alternative rock duo of “darkly inventive americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl of Auburn, Maine play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues. The band blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound, despite being a duo. In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was dubbed “Best in State of Maine” by the New England Music Awards. Their second album, Pretty Bones, was awarded 2016 “Album of the Year” from Redline Roots. Upon the release of their 3rd album, “Bellows To Mend”, the band was awarded “2017 “Rock N’ Rollers of the Year” by Redline Roots. 

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  • $35

    Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio


    Kurt Rosenwinkel (born October 28, 1970) is an American jazz guitarist and keyboardist who came to prominence in the 1990s. With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped in the rich and deep traditions of jazz, springing off of the shoulders of such vital underpinnings to elevate his own art to new heights, evolving the language in a way no other guitarist has since his arrival.

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  • $0

    Devil We Know Screening and Panel with CLF


    Registration for this event is not through the OLS website. Register HERE. Toxic chemicals from everyday products are tainting our drinking water. This class of substances, called PFAS, was developed to make non-stick coatings, cosmetics, take-out containers, and more. Today, PFAS have been found in the bloodstreams of fish, wildlife, and humans all across the country.

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  • $15

    Sean Rowe


    "We are the elders of our minds," sings Sean Rowe on "Gas Station Rose," the track that ushers in his fourth album, New Lore, with plaintive plucks of guitar and steady drips of piano that fall in like rain. It's a sparse and beautiful moment, anchored by Rowe's unparalleled voice - so full of gravely soul, aged and edged by years on the road, as a father and husband, as a creative force always looking for the next rhyme.

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  • $10

    LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy feat. Lindsey Jane Haddad, Dawn Hartill and More


    Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by Jim and Nikki Martin, with Lindsey Jane Haddad, Dawn Hartill, Stef Doyle, Krister Rollins and Joe Deschaine.

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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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  • $10

    Lauren Crosby – Album Release


    Lauren Crosby was born in Georgetown Island, Maine and raised in a blue-collar fashion by a lobsterman, her mother, and two younger sisters. Her voice is an oceanic-like force praised for its uniqueness and range. Her songwriting reflects the imagination of an old-soul, while her style tilts between a harmonic blend of salt and wit.

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  • $35

    Robyn Hitchcock


    Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

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  • $35

    Roomful of Blues


    Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots.

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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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  • $12

    Sara Hallie Richardson w/ Amarantos Quartet


    Lauren Hastings, Hannah Jackson, and Meagan McIntyre have been playing together for a few years now as members of Amarantos Quartet. Recently, dear friend and fellow quartet member, violist Bryan Brash, moved to California and the three sat with the idea of what their future might look like. Not playing music together just didn’t seem like an option at all as it brings such joy to play and perform together.

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  • $35

    John Hammond w/ Travis Cyr


    Please note that member benefits are only applicable for this event during the member presale, which ends 1/7 at 10am. Renowned blues artist John Hammond is set to release a new album Timeless (January 21st / Palmetto), marking over 50 years since the start of his recording career (John Hammond, 1963). Recorded live, Timeless finds Hammond doing what he does best - performing solo acoustic before an enthusiastic audience at Chan's in Woonsocket, RI.

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: John Craigie w/ Raina Rose


    Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

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  • $14

    Chris Pureka


    It’s rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life’s work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring.

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  • $12

    Songs of the Sirens


    Join OLS for Songs of the Sirens, an evening of music from local women musicians, featuring: Mehuman, Jeanette, Sigrid Sibley, Angelikah Fahray, Kari and Luna, Mockingbirds @ Moonlight.

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  • $12

    Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers


    Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Winner of the 2018 Boston Blues Challenge, and nominated for 2018 Blues Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards, Erin is having an exciting year. Brought up on delta and piedmont blues, which she learned from her dad, Erin recently entered and won the Boston Blues Challenge playing solo. She’ll be headed off to Memphis in January to represent Boston at the International Blues Challenge! On top of that, her band Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers were nominated for Blues Artist of the Year this year alongside local greats and friends James Montgomery, Peter Parcek and Danielle Miraglia among others!

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  • $20

    The Mammals


    A concert by The Mammals is healing and inspirational. It’s not only the magic of their combined voices; Ruth Ungar’s remarkably soulful grace and Mike Merenda’s hushed and intimate ease, it’s also the lyrics themselves that strike deep and spark smiles. Nominated for Song of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards, the title track of their 2018 album Sunshiner is an instant full-room sing-along, with a chorus that honors the past while envisioning a bright future of green energy, and good, positive human collaboration.

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  • $50

    Leo Kottke, Night One


    Please note: Membership benefits were only applicable during the pre-sale of this event beginning 1/31 at 10am and ending at midnight, or until allotted discounted tickets sold out. Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

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  • $50

    Leo Kottke, Night Two


    Please note: Membership benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale of this event beginning 1/31 at 10am and ending at midnight, or until allotted discounted tickets sell out. Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

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  • $50

    Leo Kottke, Night Three


    Please note: Membership benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale of this event beginning 1/31 at 10am and ending at midnight, or until allotted discounted tickets sell out. Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra with special guest 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.

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  • $20

    Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection


    Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. They incorporate music from the traditional bluegrass repertoire, French Canadian fiddle music as well as original songs.

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  • $24

    Bob Marley | 5PM Show


    One Longfellow Square is proud to welcome Maine's own King of Comedy, Bob Marley! He's well acquainted with Maine's cold winters, and just about all things that are quintessential Maine, and he's been taking simple woodsy humor and the word 'wicked' across the nation and around the world for nearly two decades. In addition to regularly selling out shows in Maine, Bob Marley has hit up the late night circle, from Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien, been on VH1 and Comedy Central, is featured frequently on the radio, and even once held the Guinness World record for the longest continuous stand up routine, clocking in at 40 hours. If that's not some wicked good comedy, then what is?

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  • $24

    SOLD OUT: Bob Marley | 7PM Show


    THIS PAGE IS FOR TICKETS TO THE 7PM SHOW. FOR TICKETS TO THE 9PM PERFORMANCE, CLICK HERE. One Longfellow Square is proud to welcome Maine's own King of Comedy, Bob Marley! He's well acquainted with Maine's cold winters, and just about all things that are quintessential Maine, and he's been taking simple woodsy humor and the word 'wicked' across the nation and around the world for nearly two decades. In addition to regularly selling out shows in Maine, Bob Marley has hit up the late night circle, from Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien, been on VH1 and Comedy Central, is featured frequently on the radio, and even once held the Guinness World record for the longest continuous stand up routine, clocking in at 40 hours. If that's not some wicked good comedy, then what is?

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  • $24

    SOLD OUT: Bob Marley | 9PM Show


    THIS PAGE IS FOR THE 9PM SHOW. FOR TICKETS TO THE 7PM PERFORMANCE CLICK HERE. One Longfellow Square is proud to welcome Maine's own King of Comedy, Bob Marley! He's well acquainted with Maine's cold winters, and just about all things that are quintessential Maine, and he's been taking simple woodsy humor and the word 'wicked' across the nation and around the world for nearly two decades. In addition to regularly selling out shows in Maine, Bob Marley has hit up the late night circle, from Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien, been on VH1 and Comedy Central, is featured frequently on the radio, and even once held the Guinness World record for the longest continuous stand up routine, clocking in at 40 hours. If that's not some wicked good comedy, then what is?

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Henry Jamison w/ Saint Sister


    Please Note: This is a standing room show. There will be very limited seating available only in the balcony. In an era in which the magnitude of cultural sickness is coming to light, Henry Jamison has had some time to reflect. On his second record, Gloria Duplex, the Vermont songwriter deconstructs ideas of masculinity from boyhood to adulthood and what it means to be a white, middle class male in America today.

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  • $23

    Amy Ray Band


    For over 30 years, Amy Ray has been renowned as one half of the Grammy-award winning folk duo Indigo Girls. She is also a community activist and has had an indie label, Daemon Records since 1989. With her debut solo album, Stag (2001), Ray turned in her acoustic for an electric and delivered a critically acclaimed album that showed her love of punk and rock. Since then, she has released five more solo rock albums; Prom, Didn’t It Feel Kinder, Live from Knoxville, Lung of Love, and MVP Live.

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  • $22

    Eilen Jewell


    Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, drummer Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word ‘early’ in front of it.” For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, released Sept. 22, 2017 on Signature Sounds, she and Beek unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. Then, like expert stonecutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery.

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  • $25

    Ellis Paul, Seth Glier, Abbie Gardner (of Red Molly)


    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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  • $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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  • $20

    Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward


    Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018.

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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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  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves


    Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

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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.

    Read More »
  • $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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