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Novel Jazz Septet


The Novel Jazz Septet will perform at Nordica Auditorium on the UMF campus on October 25 at 7:30 PM under the auspices of the Arts Institute of Western Maine.  Their concert will feature the swinging music of the great American jazz composer, Duke Ellington, plus fellow co-composer, Billy Strayhorn.


The band will highlight well-known tunes, plus rare, vintage gems, recently unearthed from original scores at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and re-interpreted for us at their Nordica concert.  Aimsel Ponti of the Portland Press Herald hails Novel Jazz, saying: “These are all seasoned jazz guys, and the result is a sound that made me sway, smile, groove, slow-dance with myself around the living room and play the air snare drums”.  Novel Jazz travels far and wide, keeping the spirit of Duke and ‘Sweet Pea' alive and swinging!  Join us for a wonderful stroll down Memory Lane on October 25th. 


Tickets are $12 at the door.  AIWM events are free for those 18 or younger and to students with ID.


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