On Friday, July 9, Bay Chamber Concerts presented the Nathan Corning Jazz Prize (including $1,000 prize money) to three young musicians from Maine as part of its annual Young Stars of Maine competition at the Rockport Opera House.

The Inner Circle Jazz trio consists of Jeremiah Kahn on alto saxophone, Noah Fishman on bass and Jacob Forbes on drums. Forbes is a recent high school graduate from Augusta; Kahn and Fishman are students at Belfast Area High School in their senior and junior years, respectively. The trio needed to submit a CD to get judged to participate in a live audition, after which they were chosen for the prize.

Those who missed the free performance at Rockport Opera house can catch Inner Circle in the Belfast Summer Nights outdoor concert series Thursday, Aug. 19; and sometimes at Waterfall Arts’ open jazz jam, which takes place the first and third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St.

For more information on the trio, visit its Facebook page; search for InnerCircleJazz.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.