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Dimensions in Jazz at the Portland Conservatory of Music presents: Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorers Club
Friday, September 27 in Meloon Chapel at Woodfords Church
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm – Please note this is a later start time than our usual concerts!

ABOUT | Explorers Club: Kohlhase has been a part of Boston’s jazz scene for more than thirty years. After private studies with Stan Strickland and Roswell Rudd, Kohlhase moved to Boston from his native New Hampshire in 1980. In 1989 he formed the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet, a band that worked around Boston and toured nationally for a dozen years. Kohlhase has recently been leading two ensembles: the Explorer‘s Club, an octet with two reeds, trumpet, trombone, tuba, guitar, bass and drums and the Saxophone Support Group, a woodwind octet that plays saxophone-oriented compositions by Julius Hemphill, Steve Lacy, John Tchicai and Kohlhase. 2009 saw the release of the Explorers Club CD “Adventures” on Vermont’s Boxholder label. John Murph from Jazz Times Magazine describes Kohlhase’s impact as, “As a mainstay in Boston’s jazz scene, saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase has helped cultivate the city as one of America’s most fertile hotbeds for creative music.”

Tickets available online at Eventbrite or reserve by calling (207) 828-1310.
$5 Student | $10 Seniors | $15 Advanced | $20 Door

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