The Novel Jazz Septet will be in concert at the Opera House of Boothbay Harbor on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. featuring music of the iconic Duke Ellington and his equally iconic musical collaborator, Billy Strayhorn.
Novel Jazz is a Maine-based group, now in their 18th year of concerts around Maine and New England. Their mission is to share the music and stories of these two giants of jazz who wrote some 3000 compositions over their musical careers, two percent of which represents the well-known standards and 98% of which represents rarely heard gems. They’ll perform standard tunes from the Ellington/Strayhorn repertoire plus newly arranged compositions that they have unearthed from the Ellington Archives of the Smithsonian Museum of American History as well as the Strayhorn Collection at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Novel Jazz members have dusted these pieces off, rearranged them for the septet, and given them a 21st century sound, all of their own. Tickets are advanced discounted at $20 or $25 day of show. For more information, call the box office at 207-633-5159 or navigate your browser to https://boothbayoperahouse.com/event/novel-jazz-septet/
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor is located at 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Swing on over to the Opera House of Boothbay Harbor for some ‘jazz on a summer’s day’ with Duke, Billy Strayhorn and the Novel Jazz Septet! Advance discounted tickets $20, available directly from the box office at 207-633-5159. Regular tickets $25, available online and on the day of the performance, and at the door.