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Jazz in June: The UMaine Jazz Ensemble – Now at First Congregational Church

Saturday, June 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

Due to forecasted rain, this concert will now take place at the First Congregational Church at 55 Elm Street in Camden instead of the Amphitheatre.

As part of the Jazz in June festival in Camden on June 16 and 17, the UMaine Jazz Ensemble will be performing at the First Congregational Church at 55 Elm Street in Camden on Saturday, June 17 at 1:00. This concert is FREE and open to the public!

The UMaine Jazz Ensemble began in the 1970’s as the Twentieth Century Music Ensemble under the direction of Don Stratton.  Later directed by Karel Lidral, Jack Burt and Dan Barrett, the band has performed throughout Maine and New England, from Boston to Eastport and supported guest artists such as Al Cohn, Brad Terry, Don Diane, Bob Keller, David Wells, Thomas Gnash, Trent Austin, Nadjie Noordhuis, Aubrey Logan, and others.  Made up of students from various departments at the university, the band’s repertoire often features new compositions and arrangements by its members in addition to classic big band music dating back to the swing era.  

​The Jazz Studies program at the University of Maine features a major and minor in jazz studies, two big bands, several jazz combos, and nine jazz faculty who direct the ensembles, teach academic courses and applied lessons, and perform with UMaine’s faculty jazz ensemble.

Visit www.jazzinjunecamdenme.com for the full weekend schedule!

55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States