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Bess Jacques & The Strays + Jazz Sesh

Bess Jacques & The Strays are a Maine-based band performing a blend of jazz, Americana, and eclectic originals. Followed by Jazz Sesh where BPM's house band plays jazz standards and then opens up the stage for anyone to join.

Bess Jacques & The Strays + Jazz Sesh
Bess Jacques & The Strays + Jazz Sesh

TIME

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Jul 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM

BPM

ABOUT

Bess Jacques & The Strays are a Maine-based band performing a blend of jazz, Americana, and eclectic originals. The band's sound ranges from lush vocal ballads to hard-swinging instrumentals, from pensive to pulsing to pop, for a mix of sounds that is both classic and fresh.

The band: Bess Jacques leads the band on piano and vocals, joined by a selection of Portland's top talent. On its monthly date at BPM, the band features Tracy McMullen on saxophone, Duane Edwards on bass, and Jan van Voorst van Beest on drums.

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Jazz Sesh at BPM is a community event for local jazz musicians. Our house band opens up the sesh playing their takes on standards and then opens up the stage for anyone with an instrument and a tune to join.

21+

Doors @ 6pm

Bess Jacques & The Strays @ 7pm

Jazz Sesh @ 9pm

This event is donation based, bring cash to tip the musicians!

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