2018-01-12 / Ticket

New Orleans-style jazz in Phippsburg

The Times Record


THE STATE STREET TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND, during a performance on WCSH-TV’s “207” program. 
IMAGE PROVIDED BY STATE STREET TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND THE STATE STREET TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND, during a performance on WCSH-TV’s “207” program. IMAGE PROVIDED BY STATE STREET TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND PHIPPSBURG

Old school New Orleans style jazz will greet concert goers Saturday night.

The State Street Traditional Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Phippsburg Congregational Church; doors open at 7 p.m. The venue is located at 10 Church Lane (at Parker Head Road).

Founded in 1989, the members of the band — John Page, Doug Protsik, Pete Collins, Peter Dunphy, Bill Thurston, Bill Rayne and Pat Whitaker — are bonded by a passion to play and preserve traditional New Orleans “Preservation Hall” jazz. Page, the band’s founder and leader, has spent much of his life playing, studying, and interacting with the most influential New Orleans musicians of his generation. While he discovered the trumpet at age seven, it was not until the early 1970s, as a Maine Maritime Academy graduate shipping out of the Port of New Orleans, that Page was thrilled and captivated by the sounds of the ‘original’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The band, which has been featured on the WCSH-TV program “207” and has played the University of Maine, Victoria Mansion, Frontier, and many key Maine venues and festivals, pays homage to music birthed over a century ago. Advance tickets of $12 are available at brownpapertickets.com. At the door, general admission tickets will be $15 and $8 for students; children under age 8 are admitted free.

For more information, call (207) 389-1770.

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