New York City-based singer Nora Cavin returns to the Midcoast for a couple of summer evenings of jazz at the new Saint George River Café, 310 Main St. in the village. Accompanied by cellist Robin Lane, she will offer Gold Standards performances Saturdays, Aug. 13 and 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Born and raised in the New York area, Cavin has been visiting the Midcoast for more than 25 years. She has worked some 15 years as a freelance book editor, but started singing at open mics in New York City jazz clubs several years ago. She presented her first full show in Rockland in 2012, backed by local artists Cole Barbour and Aaron Clarke.

Since breaking the ice here, Cavin has performed in New York with thrice-Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Keith Ingham, among others; and with a trio led by Ingham and featuring jazz masters bassist Bob Cunningham and Steve Little.

Her local concerts will feature classics from the American Songbook; little-known gems by Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Fats Waller and more; and songs introduced by artists of all sorts, Billie Holiday to Bob Dylan.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.