Clyde Bisbee & the Wheelhouse Revelers
Thursday - May, 30 @ 6:00pm
Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. Currently based in the Northeastern United States serving Cities such as Portland, ME; Portsmouth, NH; Boston, MA; New York City, NY as well as CT, VT and RI.
Well, that was all Clyde needed to hear. He left that shop faster n’ you can say ‘Tiny Grimes’….he turned that repair joint over to his cousin Larry but that nitwit ran the place into the ground…like we didn’t see that one coming! Anyhoo, Cyde made a beeline for those bright lights. Didn’t take him long to put a jumpin’ band together and the rest is history, as they say.” – Lennie Tristano, New York, N.Y.
John "Dog House" Doherty John didn't earn the nickname "Dog House," because he's been bad. No, no...he earned that monicker because he is one baaaaaaaaad hombre. If you know what I mean. And if you don't, well, once you've heard this fella bend notes into submission by way of his dog house, aka, the double bass/upright bass/bass fiddle, or whatever you'd like to call it....then you'll know exactly what I mean. John is what you'd call a low frequency artiste. He's a true-blue jazz lover and has fueled that love by lending his talents to a number of big bands over the years. He swings hard, as they say, and provides backbone to our rhythms along with the rest of our top notch rhythm section. When not thumpin' the "dog house," John can be found sampling his own sweet potato hash (hmmm...song title? I think maybe) or making sure that everyone within a 3 block radius of his home has eaten. Suffice it to say, rehearsals at John's place keep us coming back for more!
Jason "Man of Steel" Lumbruno When it comes time to put the metal to the pedal our Man of Steel, Jason, won't string you along...then again, he actually might...Ya see, Mr. Lumbruno is our resident lap & pedal steel player. Mild mannered 1's & 0's guy by day, Jason's binary existence takes on a whole 'nother dimension when he steps behind—or under, as the case may be—his instrument of choice. And when slide meets strings the haunting melody lines that result, I dare say, are lovely enough to drown out the Sirens of Sirenum Scopuli (tho' Orpheus deserves at least some of the credit). When he's not outperforming Sirens or "playing the numbers," the Man of Steel enjoys spending time with his family and has been known to scale a mountain every now and again.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- 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.