FRYEBURG — The Bradley Backstage Concert Series presents the third of six Encounters in Sound concerts with pianist Jed Wilson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley St.

Wilson, best known for his appearances on National Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and for his collaborations with singer/songwriter Heather Masse, will be accompanied by a diverse lineup of acclaimed musicians throughout the series. The concert will feature jazz vocalist Dominique Eade.

Eade was an active performer on the vibrant Boston jazz scene in the 1980s. In addition to her own groups, Eade also performed contemporary classical music and was a featured soloist with Boston Musica Viva, Composers in Red Sneakers, NuClassix and jazz big bands Orange Then Blue and the Either/Orchestra. She eventually moved to New York City, where she released her first CD, The Ruby and the Pearl.

Just prior to returning to Boston in 1996 to begin a family, Eade was contacted by RCA’s Steve Backer, signed with the label later that year, and went on to record two critically acclaimed albums. In 2006, Eade’s recording with pianist Jed Wilson, “Open,” was named one of the top 10 recordings of the year by critics in the Jazz Journalists Association.

Eade lives near Boston with her husband, saxophonist Allan Chase, and their two sons. She has been on the faculty of New England Conservatory since 1984 and also teaches privately in New York.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They are available online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232.


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