Friday, December 11 

Maine’s preeminent big band, The Fogcutters, unleashes the fifth volume of its Big Band Syndrome series of jazz collabs, this year with guests Fred Dodge (of Eldemur Krimm), hip hop flamekeeper Santiago, Sean Morin (of Mai Mai fame), psych-rocker Jeff Beam and organ trio Micromassé. The seven-piece soul act Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds opens at the State Theatre (142 High St., Portland) at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $15-$20 (all ages). 800-745-3000. statetheatreportland.com.

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