Brian Shankar Adler

Friday - May, 20 @ 8:00pm

Brian Shankar Adler is a multidisciplinary drummer, percussionist, and composer. His work transcends the terrain between genre and geographic region, asking: how can we find connection through rhythm? Adler has been described as "a polyrhythmic force.. New York City gritty yet still somehow capable of evoking the delicacy of a summer breeze" by Brad Cohan of JazzTimes.

Adler has worked with Bomba de Tiempo, Sheila Jordan, Guillermo Klein, Michael Leonhart, Frank London, Kate McGarry, Kamala Sankaram, and Elizabeth Swados. He is a member of the eclectic rock band Bombay Rickey and performs environmental-activism with Bash the Trash. His recent project, Fourth Dimension, won best music video at the Transcinema International Film Festival in Peru and at the 2020 Independent Music Awards. Adler has toured four continents, been recorded on more than 35 albums, and has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, DownBeat, and NPR's New
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Upcoming Events

IRISH NIGHT at BLUE: Sean Heely & Beth Patterson 

Wednesday, May 18th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, May 18th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, May 19th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

D. Gross

Thursday, May 19th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Mill Burners

Thursday, May 19th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Choro Louco

Friday, May 20th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.