UMA’s Concerts at Jewett 2019-20 schedule announced

AUGUSTA — The University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College recently announced the 2019-20 concert schedule for the 17th season of Concerts at Jewett held at Jewett Hall Auditorium.
The series, sponsored by local businesses and private contributions, features Maine performers representing a variety of musical forms. Profits are used to subsidize present and future lectures and concerts to benefit the community.
All concerts are at 2 p.m. There will be no concert in December because of Jewett Hall renovations. The following artists will perform during the 2019-20 season:
Sunday, Oct. 20 — State Street Traditional Jazz Band. Led by its founder, John Page, every member of this band has a passion to play and preserve traditional New Orleans Jazz by capturing the original Preservation Hall Jazz Band era of music.
Sunday, Nov. 17 — Composer/pianist Paul Sullivan has performed on three continents, received a Grammy Award, and teamed with the schoolchildren of Brooklin to perform with Noel Paul Stookey, Sarah Lee Guthrie and David Grisman.
Sunday, Jan. 12 — The Katahdin Valley Boys take pride in presenting their audiences with traditional and contemporary bluegrass and bluegrass bospel music featuring tight harmonies and smooth solos. The concert will be held in the Randall Student Center Fireplace Lounge, 2nd floor, 125 capacity. A sellout is anticipated. (Snow date Jan. 26.)
Sunday, Feb. 9 — Christine Letcher performans classic piano before intermission, and after intermission, she will be vocalist with Bill Moseley’s PUMA Jazz Quartet — jazz inspired by swing, bebop, Latin America, 1960s modern jazz, and 1960s pops. (Snow date Feb. 23.)
Sunday, March 8 — Maine-ly Harmony and Back Bay Four. The two a capella groups were a hit in 2018 and are returning with more awards to their credit – a feel good afternoon of skilled harmony and familiar songs by over thirty talented vocalists. (Snow date March 15.)
Sunday, April 5 — The Gawler Family Band. With vocals, fiddles, banjo, guitar, cello, harmonica, washboard, and other acoustic instruments including their feet, the mid-coast and central Maine institution is known for rich, melodic and happy traditional tunes of Maine.
Sunday, May 17 — Sarah Geller, classical violinist, is a Farmington native who now lives in New York City.
Tickets are $10, students $5, 12 and under free. Tickets are available at Dave’s Appliance in Winthrop and at the door. Subscriptions (seven or more concerts) at reduced rates are available by mail. For information call 207-621-3551, email or visit