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Join us for an afternoon of jazz standards and new standards with the Russ Grazier Quartet. Composer and saxophonist Russ Grazier, Jr. is a native of Portsmouth, NH and has taught saxophone, composition, and music theory for over 25 years. In 2002 he co-founded PMAC with his wife Katie and mentor Wendell Purrington. In the years leading up to the creation of PMAC he taught at some of the most prestigious music schools in the country including Boston Conservatory, Roosevelt University (Chicago), the University of Chicago College, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and the Merit School of Music (Chicago). Russ has been composer-in-residence with Chicago’s CUBE Ensemble, and his music has been performed by the Contemporary Chamber Players of Chicago, the West End String Quartet, CUBE, Voices from the Heart, Duo Fujin, and many other ensembles and soloists. Russ was named 2016 Arts Advocate of the Year by New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts and is a past president of Art-Speak, the cultural commission for the city of Portsmouth. The Russ Grazier Quartet will feature Jim Dozet (guitar), Nick Phaneuf (bass) and a few special guests.


  • Please BRING your own chairs,You will select your area to sit, observing social distance guidelines when you arrive. 


  • All persons will be asked to wear their face coverings while onsite. Once seated, face coverings can be removed. 


  • Bathrooms are accessible through PMAC’s building. Face coverings are required for any person who enters our building. 


  • Audience may bring their own food / drink to the shows. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed. 


PARKING: For this event, the PMAC parking lot will not be available as it is our venue! Please find parking in our business neighbors parking lots or directly on Islington Street. DO NOT PARK NEXT DOOR at 1001 ISLINGTON STREET Apartments - you will be towed.

Venue Information

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
973 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Organizer Information

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center


973 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-4278

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