The Marcus and Riza Printup Jazz Quartet returns!

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 5:00pm

Story Location:
120 Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538
United States

On Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 the Boothbay Sea and Science Center and the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library will present a special summer weekend of fundraising for children’s programming at the Bristol Marine Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor. And ticket holders may also attend a tour of The Shipyard at 6 p.m. The tour and talk will feature the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, which is currently undergoing restoration!

Saturday, “A Summer Evening of Jazz” will feature one of New York City’s premier jazz trumpeters Marcus Printup accompanied by his wife Riza Printup on the jazz harp, along with Kevin Smith on bass, and Henry Conerway III on drums. There will be two sets, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

Sunday afternoon it’s “I Have A Song Inside My Heart, A Summer Afternoon of Jazz” with Riza Printup & Friends in a free children’s concert that will once again feature the Quartet along with Mika Nishimura on piano.

Marcus Printup has performed and recorded with a host of jazz masters, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the incomparable pianist Marcus Roberts, and the world-renowned trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis.

Riza Printup, a classical harpist, has performed on the concert stage with legendary jazz musicians and notables such as virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Riza accompanied Lady Gaga onstage for the Elton John tribute aired on national television, April 10, 2018.

Henry Conerway III has emerged as one of the most “in demand” drummers on the jazz scene in the U.S. and abroad. His work includes playing with such global touring artists as; the iconic Freddy Cole; the stalwart Jazz at Lincoln Center trumpeter, Marcus Printup; Grammy nominated trumpeter, Russell Gunn; Count Basie Band director, trumpeter Scotty Barnhart; and several residencies with Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

Kevin Smith, a native of Georgia, grew up singing and playing music in Atlanta’s Historic Black Baptist churches and in his school band, orchestra and choir. Joining the Atlanta scene, he has become one of the city’s first call jazz bassist locally and abroad, sharing the sound stage and main stage with jazz luminaries such as Marcus Printup, Wycliffe Gordon, Chris Crenshaw, Andre Heyward, Russell Gunn, Roy Hargrove, Victor Goines, Vincent Gardner, to name a few of many greats.

Mika Nishimura, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, her honors include leading the Berklee Monterey Quartet and performing her original music at the Monterey Jazz Festival, in California, one of the most anticipated annual jazz festivals. Living in New York, Mika has been performing at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Apollo Theater.

The Concert Committee - Kate Horgan, Barbara Scorcia, Deezie Flower, Joanna Breen, Penny Pollard, Hillary Friedman, Joe Gelarden, Barb House, Sharon Pulkkinen and Pauline Dion is thrilled to put together this unique and sure to be unforgettable weekend.

Questions? Call or email BSSC: 207-350-5357 -, or the library: 633-3112 -

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Bristol Marine Shipyard is located at 120 Commercial St. in Boothbay Harbor. The concerts will be in Building 5.