Events downtown

Dec 15

The Portland Jazz Orchestra – Swingin’ Holiday Show
Location: 181 State St., Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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It’s time to stop decorating, stop shopping, stop doing for everyone else and come to One Longfellow Square for Portland Jazz Orchestra’s “Swinging Holiday Show.”

Your Portland Jazz Orchestra is in the “Swinging Holiday Spirit” and bringing you all your favorite holiday classics, done in the big band style! Think traditional carols meet Count Basie and Duke Ellington! Also, Katie Oberholtzer will be singing with the band as we swing you into the holiday mood.

Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature. PJO enjoys playing works written by members and area musicians such as Craig Skeffington, Mike Sakash, Brad Ciechomski, Jake Sturtevent, and Terry White. In addition to performing original literature, PJO often performs music from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman, Patrick Williams, Woody Herman and Maria Schneider, to name a few.