Fogcutters to Play Spotlight Café at Capitol Center For The Arts, 9/11

The William H. Gile Series presents The Fogcutters at the Capitol Center for the Arts' Spotlight Café on Thursday, September 11, at 7:30pm. Since 2010, The Fogcutters have been electrifying audiences with a brand new take on what a big band is and can be. This 20-piece colossus is a collaboration with many of Portland, Maine's brightest young musical talents, coming from a broad variety of musical backgrounds, rooted in the spirit and in great admiration of traditional big band jazz pioneers. With 13 horns, a burning 5-piece rhythm section and the lush, moving vocals of Megan Jo Wilson and Chas Lester, dancing is just a side effect.

The Fogcutters balance subtlety and power and often break with tradition by playing their own unique blend of funk, rock, afro-cuban, jazz, hip hop and traditional sounds. The Fogcutters were voted Best Jazz Act for 2012 & 2013 and the Best Live Act for 2013 by the Portland Phoenix. In addition to performing all-original music and constantly evolving arrangements, the band boasts a suite of prolific composers and arrangers, making for an ever-expanding repertoire of music spanning eras. One thing is for sure, you will never forget a Fogcutters show.

The William H. Gile Concert Series opened on December 16, 1960 after a legacy of more than $700,000 was left by Helen B. Gile to finance a free concert series for the residents of Concord. The bequest was made in memory of Miss Gile's father, William H. Gile.

Tickets for this free Gile Series Performance are available Monday, August 11, at 11am by calling 603-225-1111, online at, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note that due to the size of the Spotlight Café, this performance is limited to 250 tickets.