MACHIAS — The UMaine Jazz Ensemble will present a concert of big band music on Friday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Powers Hall in the UMaine-Machias Performing Arts Center. 

The UMaine Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of UMaine School of Performing Arts lecturer Dan Barrett, is UMaine’s premiere auditioned big band, and performs often on the UMaine campus and other venues throughout the state. 

The March 4 concert will feature music by Marian McPartland, Roy Hargrove, Tom Kubis, Woody Shaw, Bob Brookmeyer, Sammy Nestico, and other great jazz composers and arrangers. Admission to this event is free and open to the public, and is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series.