Jazz singer and guitarist Andrea Carlson will perform SoundCheck

Opera singer

CAMDEN – Jazz singer and guitarist Andrea Carlson will perform the last SoundCheck show of this spring on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House. The hour-long concert is sponsored by Camden Maine Stay Inn.

“Andrea Carlson wraps her golden honey voice around her signature brand of retro jazz, swing, blues, roots music and French chanson,” the Opera said in a press release.

She started her career in small bands, moving to a big band which eventually opened for James Brown. Carlson received his degree in classical guitar from the American Conservatory of Music and is currently on the faculty of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.

“His vibrant fingerstyle guitar playing reveals echoes of Django Reinhardt and Charlie Byrd,” the statement said.

Carlson will perform with percussionist David “Bopdrummer” Yager, with whom she has toured extensively in the United States, Scotland, England and France. Whether solo, as a duo with Bopdrummer, or with his full band Love Police, Carlson delivers an evening of music that ranges from soft and delicate through sultry and blue to bold and bright.

Tickets for Andrea Carlson are $10 and advance purchase is encouraged through camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154. The Opera’s choice of ticketing software ensures two-row distancing, as well as a few seats on either side of each party’s reservation. Masks are encouraged in the building.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. SoundCheck is also streamed live on the opera’s Facebook page, with no cost or link required.

In May, Camden Opera House will host local dance school DanceMaineia (May 14 and 15); and will present a sold-out concert by Pokey LaFarge, with special guest Peter Gallway, on Friday, May 20.

Also coming Jazz in June with the Brubeck Brothers and guitar duo Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola on Friday June 17.