Bay Chamber Concerts presents two free outdoor concerts on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. on the Camden Village Green and at 5 p.m. at the Oak Street mural in Rockland, weather permitting. The concerts will feature an eclectic collection of jazz-infused performances of standards and new music featuring two of Maine’s most exciting young musical innovators, joined by prominent musicians from across the state.

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick has been called “a vital contemporary voice” by Time Out New York and “an authentic, compelling player” by Cadence Magazine. As part of one of the last generations to study with 1960s era masters, Blotnick developed a deep respect for the post-bop and free-jazz traditions, while simultaneously being exposed to current directions in European and American improvisation. His latest release, "Kush," mines a bittersweet melodic/harmonic vein balanced by an African-influenced rhythmic elan.

Drummer, composer and innovator RJ Miller explores the ambient side of electronic music with chilled themes and moody soundscapes, as well as being a first-rate jazz drummer. “The soul in the machine lies in the way Miller expertly juxtaposes his drum kit with piano, keyboards and analog synthesizers through infectious melodies that move and groove.” — All About Jazz

Blotnick and Miller will be joined by stellar Maine-based jazz musicians Pat Corrigan on timpani, vibes, amplified birdcage, toys and junk; and Ross Gallagher on bass.

Concert goers are invited to bring a chair and join BCC for these fun, free and musically eclectic performances in Camden and Rockland. For more information or to check on weather conditions, please visit baychamberconcerts.org or check BCC's Facebook page.