LAKE PLACID - The North Country Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Northwood School in Lake Placid. Admission is free.
The ensemble is a full big band-saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
The musicians are of all ages, high school to retired, and come from Keene, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. The band includes both professional and amateur musicians.
This will be its first public performance.
The music will consist of 10 big band arrangements in various styles (swing, Latin, ballad, funk) by jazz composer/arrangers like Sammy Nestico, Benny Carter, and Les Hooper.