Renowned jazz saxophonist to perform with school bands
ROCKPORT - The Camden-Rockport Middle School and Camden Hills Regional High School jazz bands will be hosting a jazz, spaghetti dinner to be held in the Wave Cafe at Camden Hills Regional High School on Thursday, March 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Monday Night Jazz Orchestra (MOJO) will also be performing along with featured guest, Marcus Hutchins. The ensembles will be playing a variety of popular jazz repertoire that will culminate in a combined performance of all three ensembles.
Marcus Hutchins is a woodwind doubler currently living on Southport with his wife, Andrea. He began playing saxophone in 1965 and later studied with world renowned jazz recording artist Lee Konitz in New York City. In college at Brigham Young University, he added flute, clarinet, and the double reeds to his musical arsenal. After touring eastern Europe with an 18-piece big band in 1977, Marcus eventually migrated to economics earning a BA at BYU as well as a MA and M.Phil from Columbia University in NYC.
In 2007, he was invited to perform in concert with the Brigham Young University Alumni Synthesis Big Band which included Cannonball Saxophone founder Tevis Laukat, and was recorded for PBS. He continues to play locally with the Monday Night Jazz Orchestra, and other local shows and productions, and serves on the Board of Directors of Maine Center for Economic Policy.
Tickets for the dinner may be purchased at the door for $8 ($4 for children under $10) or from any member of the ensembles. Proceeds will be used to assist in funding the annual trip to the Clark Terry Jazz Festival at the University of New Hampshire.