Novel Jazz Septet kicks off the reopening of the UUCB Concerts for a Cause series on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Universalist-Unitarian Church, 1 Middle St. in Brunswick at 7:30 p.m.
These accomplished jazz musicians draw from the Great American Songbook and specialize in the works of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, who together wrote some 3000 compositions over their musical careers.
During Covid, the band has kept busy practicing and doing arrangements of new Ellington and Strayhorn tunes, some collected from the Smithsonian Museum of American History as well as the Library of Congress. The band has recorded three CDs. Several two-hour programs dedicated to Novel Jazz have been broadcast on Maine Public Radio’s jazz show, “Jazz Tonight.”
Two-thirds of the proceeds from all this season’s concerts will benefit Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.
Masking and proof of Covid vaccination or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of arriving at a performance, along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination or negative test will be required at the door. Masking is also required. To avoid long lines at the doors, come early. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for Novel Jazz are $15 in advance for adults, $18 at the door. Students and children are $10. Tickets are available at the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church office (207-729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books, or online athttps://ticketstripe.com/noveljazz.