Music lovers will be treated to a concert of two internationally recognized jazz musicians performing at the top of their game Thursday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street, as jazz trumpeter Marvin Stamm and pianist Bill Mays take the stage there for the first time.

The Marvin Stamm/Bill Mays Duo combines the talents of two masters of jazz improvisation. Stamm and Mays have spent their professional careers at the pinnacle of jazz performance with groups like the Stan Kenton and Woody Herman big bands, numerous small ensembles and in the studios of Hollywood and New York. In a duo setting, they explore the beauty, excitement, subtlety and grace of the Great American Songbook, magnificent jazz standards and even music from the classical world — all through the spontaneous interaction of jazz. Their magic is documented by their critically acclaimed CD “By Ourselves.”

Through the generosity of several donors, the concert is offered at the very reasonable price of $15. For more information call Rachael Garbowski of North Haven Arts & Enrichment at 867-2100.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to