12th Annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival featuring NEA Jazz Master Kenny Baron Live!

Posted July 20, 2012, at 12:09 p.m.

Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 5, 2012; 7 p.m. to 9:07 p.m.

Location: Stonington Opera House, Corner of School and Main, Stonington, ME

Contact: ; 207.367.2788


Sunday, August 5 – NEA Jazz Master Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms has earned him the honor of “one of the top jazz pianists in the world.” Duncan Hardy and his local quintet open with a tribute to Barron, ‘By and For Kenny.”

Thursday & Friday, August 2 & 3 – JAZZ POETRY: 100 Years of Lobsters. Saxophonist Roy Nathanson and beat boxer Napoleon Maddox lead local poets and musicians in a 2-day workshop and Friday evening presentation blending spoken word and jazz.

Saturday, August 4 – Extraordinary composer and saxophonist Roy Nathanson and his irreverent group, that somehow manages to orbit both the Marx Brothers and Sun Ra, in concert. Nathanson is OHA’s visiting artist at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts during the fifth session. George Stevens Academy 1st-place combo Intrepid Ensemble will open.