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  • Thursday January 18 2018
    Bess Jacques & The Strays
    6:00pm Music

    Bess Jacques & The Strays @ Solo Italiano

    Bess Jacques & The Strays draw on a mix of vintage Americana, including beloved jazz standards from the American Songbook along with more modern, R&B-inspired tunes and Americana. The trio’s musical offerings range from hard swinging to honky-tonk, Louis Armstrong to Fats Domino and Tom Waits, and include beautiful originals, for a mix of sounds […] View event

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    Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance

    Join Portland Swing Project for our weekly swing dance, Thursday Night Stomp! Come dance to a variety of swing music from our talented musicians and DJs playing music from the 1920s to today. Try swing for the first time with a beginning lesson 7-7:30 and music 7:30-9:30. Shake off some mid-week stress, meet new people […] View event

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    Roomful of Teeth @ Hannaford Hall, USM Abromson Center, Portland Campus

    “Roomful of Teeth is making some of the most rigorously venturesome and thrillingly inventive music being made by any ensemble, vocal or instrumental.” (The Nation) The Grammy Award-winning octet is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice and is perhaps the most currently talked about ensemble today. Their electrifying and “sensually stunning” […] View event

  • John Kramer Bates College class of ’95. (Susan Wilson)

    John Kramer, pianist @ Olin Concert Hall

    A composer, conductor, pianist and assistant professor at the Berklee College of Music, Kramer says that Bates is where he decided to become a musician. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com.FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
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    8:00pm Music

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra @ One Longfellow Square

    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition […] View event