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Obrey_Jazz-Fest_3393.JPGSouth Portland High School vocalist Albie Gingrich performs while band director Craig Skeffington leads the other musicians at the Maine High School Jazz Festival on March 14 at the South Portland Auditorium.Gingrich was named one of the event’s outstanding musicians. (Rich Obrey photo)Obrey_Jazz-Fest_0116.JPGCape Elizabeth High School jazz musicians Luke Cary, left, and Brandon Meagher wait for the Presque Isle High School jazz ensemble to clear the performance room at South Portland High School. (Rich Obrey photo)Obrey_Jazz-Fest_3336.JPGJamie Arn of the South Portland High School Jazz Band waits backstage for his cue to move his vibraphone into position on stage. (Rich Obrey photo)Obrey_Jazz-Fest_3512.JPGA very large crowd of high school musicians, friends and family watched as Luke Cary, bass player for the Cape Elizabeth High School Jazz Band, accepted an outstanding musician award from Shianne Wheeler Priest of the Maine Music Educators Association. (Rich Obrey photo)

Editor of The Forecaster; prior reporting/editing gigs at Automotive Age magazine, Daily News of Los Angeles, Biddeford Journal Tribune; Syracuse U. Orange-bleeder; lifelong NY Yankees fan, longtime resident of Red Sox Nation.