Singer blends jazz and folk

LISBON – The Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House will feature singer-songwriter Doug KolmarWednesday, April 27. The Portland-based performer’s music mixes jazz and contemporary folk.

The teen center is at 32 Main St. in Lisbon Falls, next to the fire station.

Showtime is 7 p.m. An open mike hosted by Brian Soucy of the Maine Songwriters Association will end the evening. For more information, people can call 353-3010 or go online to

The show is free and open to all ages.

Instrumentalist at the Exchange

PORTLAND – Multi-instrumentalist Jess Tardy will perform two sets with a full band at the Center for Cultural Exchange at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29. Tardy grew up in Palmyra, where she started singing at local variety shows by the age of 4.

She won state and nationwide awards as a standout tenor-saxophonist and vocalist in her high school’s jazz program.

By the time she entered college at Harvard, she had already performed twice at the Montreux Jazz Festival, jammed at the North Sea Jazz Fest. She appeared in the Chicago Art Institute’s 1998 tribute to Ella Fitzgerald as well as the Chicago Endowment for the Arts’ tribute to George Gershwin the following year.

She also toured Ireland with The Late Money Band, as the soul band’s sax-wielding lead vocalist.

Tickets are $8, and may be purchased through the box office at 761-0591, online at or at any Bull Moose Music.

Schooner Fare coming to Chocolate Church

BATH – Schooner Fare will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at The Chocolate Church Arts Center

Chuck and Steve Romanoff continue on the tradition and excellence of the Schooner Fare legacy in loving tribute to Tom Rowe.

Schooner Fare, in addition to their numerous original songs on both contemporary and traditional themes, also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces.

Members combine their talents on six and twelve string guitars, banjos, electric bass and tin whistles.

Tickets, $22 in advance, $25 at the door, may be purchased by calling The Chocolate Church Arts Center at 442-8455.

Music from British Isles featured

PORTLAND – “O, to be in England!” an evening of music from the British Isles, will be presented by Renaissance Voices at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Chestnut Street Church between Cumberland Avenue and Congress Street.

The 19-voice a capella ensemble, under the direction of Harold Stover, will perform works by English composers ranging from the 16th century’s William Byrd to the Beatles’ John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Admission is $12 at the door, or $10 in advance at or at Starbird Music in Portland.

For information, phone (207) 766-0059.

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