Daisy Castro Quartet

Friday - April, 27 @ 8:00pm

An outstanding interpreter of early European Jazz of the 1930’s and
40’s, in the style of Django Reinhardt’s Quintette du Hot Club de
France, Daisy Castro has emerged as a revitalizing force for the
genre, stunning first time audience members, and continuing to
enthrall even those that have seen her perform many times before.
Her dynamic playing channels some of the early greats, while adding
a modern edge to the Jazz Manouche tradition. If you close your eyes,
you’ll find it hard to believe that such passion can be produced by a
musician so young. It will make you believe in reincarnation, and give
you a fresh view on what lies ahead in the progression of Django’s
Daisy has been an active member of the “Gypsy Jazz” community
both in North America and in Europe since she was 14 years old. She
has played on stages on both continents with all of the masters.
Now, with three recordings rooted in this style under her belt, she has
earned the respect of said masters and their knowledgeable
audiences, which is no small feat in this traditionally male dominated
Daisy is touring to promote her newest project, “World On Fire”,
which reaches even further around the globe for its influences.
Encompassing everything from Django compositions to Salsa to
traditional Turkish music, it opens up a whole new world of
exploration for her quartet.

You can find video footage of Daisy's musical adventures on: theinfidelcastros (youtube)


Upcoming Events


Wednesday, July 6th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, July 6th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, July 7th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, July 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, July 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bird at Sea

Friday, July 8th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


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.