The rich jazz repertoire of Duke Ellington and his musical collaborator Billy Strayhorn will fill Frontier Cafe Saturday.

Novel Jazz will perform the duo’s well-known standards, and rare, vintage gems recently unearthed from original scores at the Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian at the venue, starting at 8 p.m.

The musicians of this group have been playing straight-ahead jazz for audiences for several decades and, collectively, they share more than two centuries of experience in the jazz idiom. The band has been focused on Ellington and Strayhorn for years, with an annual concert series performed throughout Maine.

Novel Jazz is Barney Balch (trombone), Michael Mitchell (trumpet), Herb Maine (acoustic bass), Mickey Felder (piano), Bill Manning (drums), Dave Clarke (guitar) and Sean Potter (alto saxophone).

Admission for the Frontier Café concert is $18 for adults, in advance, $20 at the door. The theater is located at 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross in Brunswick. For more information, visit or call (207) 725-5222.

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