Novel Jazz to play Skidompha with saxophonist Ralph Norris
Novel Jazz returns to the Skidompha Public Library atrium in Damariscotta on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. They’ll be featuring works from the Great American Songbook. These events began with the observation that lovers of books often are lovers of jazz.
The musicians of this group have been playing straight-ahead jazz for audiences throughout Maine (and beyond) for several decades. Performing this evening will be Barney Balch (trombone), David Clarke (guitar), Mike Mitchell (trumpet), Herb Maine (bass), Bill Manning (drums) and very special guest, saxophonist extraordinaire, Ralph Norris.
Norris has been an active professional saxophonist for the past 50-plus years. A resident of Falmouth, Ralph has long been a staple of Maine jazz and has regularly performed with many luminaries including the Don Doane and Terry White Big Bands, Tommy Gallant, Muriel Havenstein, legendary saxophonist Harry Allen, pianist Tom Snow, and many more. He has been conducting and composing for the Cape Elizabeth High School Jazz Program since 1997. Ralph's specialty is the great American Songbook.
Admission: $15, for seniors (65+): $13, young adults 12-18: $7. All children under 12 attending the concert with a parent are free. Novel Jazz encourages parents to bring their children, the future of this art form.