Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Since 2010, Phoenix Music Award and New England Music Award winners, The Fogcutters, have been electrifying audiences with a brand new take on what a “big band” is and can be. This 20-piece collossus is a collaboration of many of Portland, Maine’s brightest young musical talents, coming from a broad variety of musical backgrounds, rooted in the spirit and in great admiration of traditional big band pioneers. With 13 horns, burnin’ 5-piece rhythm section and the lush, moving vocals of Megan Jo Wilson and Chas Lester, dancing is just a side effect.
The Fogcutters balance subtlety and power and often break with tradition by playing their own unique blend of funk, rock, afro-cuban, hip hop and traditional sounds. In addition to performing alloriginal music and constantly evolving arrangements, the band boasts a suite of prolific composers and arrangers, making for an ever-expanding repertoire of music spanning eras.
One thing is for sure, you will never forget a Fogcutters show.