el malo

Friday - January, 12 @ 10:00pm

El Malo is a musical collective specializing in the sounds of Latin dance music blended with jazz, hiphop, funk, soul, and progressive rock influences.
With fresh sounding tributes to classic Latin artists and energetic original material courtesy of a lineup featuring drum kit/Latin percussion, electric guitar, bass, vocals and horns, we bring the party to any event. *Will travel more than 10 miles from Portland*
On El Malo's first (self titled) release, a low-fi Latin Jazz session recorded live in Brunswick, Maine; the Portland Phoenix published a complementary review, calling the release, in part:
"gritty and nasty in some interesting ways" and "As a whole, this album is a piece of genuinely different music-making with Latin and gypsy flavors you won't find often in Portland."

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/el-malo/298163346953722
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/elmalothebad

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour Music Series

Thursday, March 22nd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Jared Rose

Thursday, March 22nd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Frank Fotusky

Thursday, March 22nd

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Thursday, March 22nd

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Ghosts of Johnson City

Friday, March 23rd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Emily Barnes

Friday, March 23rd

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon-Sat: 5PM-Close
Sun: 6PM-Close

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

Unless the show is ticketed we are always No Cover and we let you decide how much to Donate to the Musicians if you are so inclined.