PORTLAND, Maine — When Raffi Der Simonian started putting a new album together, he knew he'd need some help. From Maine Academy of Modern Music alum, to harmonies from Emilia Dahlin, and brass compositions by the late Dave Noyes; the album "LEAP" includes a lot of big names. 

Some of those players will be joining Raffi on stage at Portland House of Music on May 16th. For tickets, click here: https://www.portlandhouseofmusic.com/event/raffi-der-simonian-album-release-party-featuring-emilia-dahlin/ 

The concert, in part, benefits Maine Academy of Modern Music. Raffi says he wants to inspire the next generation to continue with music, because he understands the impact it can have on a young person's life. A portion of the proceeds will also go toward the Dave Noyes Family Fund.