Summer Concert Series at Dundee
4 Amazing Bands
All 4 Wednesdays in July
July 5,12,19 & 26
July 5 – Novel Jazz
The "Novel Jazz" musicians have been performing straight-ahead jazz around Maine and New England for over three decades. They draw from the Great American Songbook and specialize in the works of Edward Kennedy ("Duke") Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The band members hail from all over Maine…Belfast, Buxton, Chebeague Island, Gardiner, Newcastle, Vassalboro, Salem, NH. Nineteen years ago, they embarked on a project to go through the massive archive of compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn-- who wrote about 2,500 pieces between them-- transcribe some lesser-known gems for the band and reinterpret them with a 21st-century sound. Their first CD, "Novel Ellington and Strayhorn," was released in 2008, and their second CD, "Ellington and Strayhorn Rediscovered," was released in 2011. The band released their third CD, "Novel and Novelle... More unearthed treasures by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington" in June 2015. Their fourth CD, "Ellington and Strayhorn Novellas" was released in the summer of 2019. The band has performed in opera houses, theaters, clubs, and outdoor concerts, around New England. Public Radio did a special radio news interview on the Ellington/Strayhorn project of Novel Jazz. Several two-hour programs dedicated to Novel Jazz have been broadcast on Maine Public Radio's jazz show, "Jazz Tonight" over the years.
Concessions provided by: Be the InfluenceJuly 12 – Erica Brown and the Bluegrass ConnectionErica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five-piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. The band features award-winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown, Matt Shipman on mandolin, Lincoln Meyers on guitar, Eli Gilbert on banjo, and Kris Day on bass. A fun and energetic band, they incorporate a unique and diverse blend of original and traditional music from their Bluegrass, Folk, and Country influences.Concessions provided by: Scout Pack 805July 19 – Sonja & Good FriendsSONJA and GOOD FRIENDS groove with a 5-piece band that plays Top 40 of the 20th Century from Funky Jazz, Soul, Latin to Vintage Pop. Jordan Bicki (guitar), Jason Ingalls (drums), Dan Koloski (bass), Don Davis (sax/flute) and Sonja Florman (keys/vocals). Come dance!Concessions provided by: American Legion AuxillaryJuly 26 – American RideThe members of American Ride have been on the smallest of stages to the largest Arena stages, and they bring a collective 120+ years of showmanship and touring experience with them each and every time they step on stage!!! At an American Ride show you will hear us cover music from artists like Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, The Doobie Brothers, The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more... and don't be surprised if you hear some 'non-country' artists like Bon Jovi, Motorhead, AC / DC. Ozzy and maybe even Justin Bieber!Concessions Provided by: The Lions Club