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2024
Artists

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KANDACE SPRINGS

Singer/pianist/songwriter and auto enthusiast Kandace Springs brings her ace all-female trio, and a new album, to Jazz in June Camden Maine for the 2024 fest's final feature concert at the Camden Opera House 7:30 pm Saturday, June 15th!  Her new, almost all originals, album, "Run Your Race," is a tribute to her late father, legendary Nashville soul singer Scat Spring.  She credits him with much of her musical inspiration - and her obsession with cars (check out her Instagram feed).  Another mentor was the late great Prince, who served as a mentor and said Kandace "has a voice that could melt snow."

DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS

Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. The French band's unique, high-energy performances pay attribute to Reinhardt, who is considered one of the greatest guitar player of all time.  His driving, swinging style became known as "hot jazz" and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world in great part to the success of The Django Festival Allstars, who honor the traditions of this "gypsy jazz" adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions with stunning virtuosity.  

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO 

The Saturday show will be opened by innovative fingerstyle guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto, a familiar face and inspiring performer who has graced the opera house the last few years,  Tsukamoto fuses folk, jazz and world music. 

 

THE MYLES KELLEY GROUP

Opening Jazz in June 2024's Friday night Featured Concert at the camden Opera House will be the up-and-coming Myles Kelley Group.  Myles grew up locally in Appleton, and earned his music degree in jazz studies at the University of Maine.  Now based in lPortland, the pianist/composer is a full-time musician of multiple genres, performing in a number of bands as well as with his jazz group and teaching piano electric bass, music production, jazz theory and composition at the Maine Academy of Modern Music.  

THE UMAINE FACULTY JAZZ GROUP

The UMaine Faculty Jazz Ensemble will perform a free community concert Saturday, June 15, at 1 pm in the sancutuary of the Camden Congregational Church.  The Group performs often on the UMaine campus and other venues around the state.  Members of the group have performed around the world and have collaborated with numerous jazz greats over the years.  together, these musicians run the Jazz Studies program and direct the ensembles at UMaine.  

MIDCOAST MUSIC ACADEMY

JAZZ FACULTY ENSEMBLE

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DAVID CLARKE

The festival's second day begins with Java Jazz by guitarist David Clarke beginning 10 am at Zoot Coffee in downtown Camden.  Hosted by Zoot, come enjoy coffee or tea, breakfast, bakery items and more!

LUCKY BETTY ARTIST

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BRUNCH ARTIST

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photo credit:  Tillman Crane

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