Craig Brann Quartet

Saturday - August, 10 @ 8:00pm

Since his arrival in NYC in 1996 guitarist Craig Brann has quietly and steadily established himself as one of the elite players of his generation. On this release, Lineage, his fourth album on SteepleChase, Craig unfolds his expansive musical dimension.
“The cream always rises to the top. So it follows that guitarist Craig Brann, in a discipline in which one cannot fake it to make it, would then be the crème de la crème. Lineage, his fourth release as a leader, firmly establishes his place at the table of NYC jazz cats.” - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz
"There's something for everyone here - and that's just a way of describing New York guitarist Brann's versatility. With invention and wit, he remodels the classic guitar trio to suit multi-sourced inspiration...It's a veritable treasure shed of homage, freewheeling and compositional flair." - Nigel Jarrett, Jazz Journal
"A beautiful album from guitarist Craig Brann - and maybe the first to really display all the richness of his talents!" - Dusty Groove
"Brann is an enormous guitar talent...this is his second album and will not be the last." - Henrik W. Iversen, JazzSpecial

Upcoming Events

Irish Session

Wednesday, July 17th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hour with MATT MEYER

Thursday, July 18th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Zack Dupont

Thursday, July 18th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Middle Eastern Dance night with Zapion & Friends

Thursday, July 18th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Friday, July 19th

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Ghosts of Johnson City

Friday, July 19th

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.