Cadenza – Novel Jazz Septet Celebrating Billy Strayhorn

Novel Jazz Septet is a Maine-based group, now in their 15th year of concerts around Maine and New England. Their mission is to share the music and stories of the iconic Duke Ellington and his equally iconic musical collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, who together wrote some 3000 compositions over their musical careers, two percent of which represents the well-known standards and 98% of which most have never heard. For this show at Cadenza, they will be celebrating the 104th birthday of Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s “alter ego”, and the prodigy behind Dukes music. They’ll perform an all-Strayhorn evening with standard tunes out of the Strayhorn repertoire plus newly arranged compositions that they have unearthed in the Archives of the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington D.C., some of which have not been heard in decades. The band has rearranged these pieces for the septet, dusted them off and given them a 21st century sound, all of their own.
Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM


5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 229-2738

  • Date/Time
    November 30, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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