Jazz at Lincoln Center “Songs We Love”
April 2, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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Jazz at Lincoln Center “Songs We Love”

Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song. Under the musical direction of Mariel Bildsten, 3 guest vocalists will join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars. Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Iconic singers to be explored include Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.

Orchestra $45/$35 | Balcony $30 | K-12 $15 | All fees included


Pre-Performance Talk – 6-6:30 lecture; 6:30-6:45 reception – Bodwell Lounge (3rd floor of the CCA)
Join us for a lecture given by UMaine jazz professor Dan Barrett, presented with the McGillicuddy Humanities Center.


Jazz at Lincoln Center PRESENTS: Songs We Love from IMG Artists on Vimeo.

School Show
Monday, April 3, 10am
We’re inviting middle and high school students to come to see Jazz at Lincoln Center perform an abridged school concert at no cost. If you’re interested in bringing students, please fill out this online form and if you have questions, please email cca@maine.edu.

About the School Show:

In this special concert, Jazz at Lincoln Center artists will showcase the uniquely democratic principles of jazz. A dynamic ensemble of up-and-coming jazz artists will illustrate the diverse origins and collective spirit that have made jazz America’s most significant artistic contribution. Inspired by conversations between former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, these concerts explore a wide range of jazz topics through the lens of American history. Since 2013, Let Freedom Swing has reached over half a million people in over 3,000 concerts around the world.

Show sponsor:
Supported by grants from:
onion foundation Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series