Emily Bodley

Tuesday - November, 09 @ 7:00pm

Emily Bodley is a vocalist, lyricist, and musician currently based in Portland, Maine.

Emily has been captivating audiences with her original music and unique set of cover tunes for nearly a decade, compared most often to the stylings of Norah JonesRachael Price (of Lake Street Dive), & Sarah Vaughan. From sports bars to spotlit stages, Emily fills every room with a compelling warmth that you are sure to remember. While still considerably fresh to the Maine music scene, Bodley has spent the last three years performing with a variety of acts including but not limited to: FlounceBad ComboYeahmanHamboneMyles BullenGetmo, and her new duo project Grumble (a collaboration with Wayitworks). She is an artistic experience to behold. 

Featuring John Suntken:

John Suntken is a drummer and educator currently based in Portland, Maine. For the past six years he lived and worked in New York City, becoming one of the most in-demand young drummers in the metropolitan area. 

Suntken has performed with award winning artists, including HuntertonesBob LanzettiBen Stivers, members of Snarky PuppyJoseph Gallant, two time billboard #1 country artist and songwriter CJ Solar, Grammy winner Dan WilsonFelix Pastorius, and many others. He’s never had a favorite gig; it’s a joy for him to play with other musicians who love to make music.

Featuring Nicholas Thompson-Brown:

Nicholas Thompson-Brown (also known as Wayitworks) is a multi-instrumentalist & producer from Portland, Maine. When he’s not adding his bass and sax stylings to bands such as The MeddybempsYeahmanBandwich, or Viva & The Reinforcements, he is in his studio using a variety of instruments to create intricate, multi-layered original music that haphazardly combines influences from jazz, r&b, electronic, and contemporary classical music. His first two EPs, Semi Prologue and Small Windows are available to download on Bandcamp and streaming on all music platforms.

Upcoming Events

Dark Hollow Bottling Company

Sunday, December 5th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

John Suntken Trio

Tuesday, December 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, December 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Hanz Araki’s Birthday Bash

Wednesday, December 8th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, December 8th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Justin Rowland

Thursday, December 9th

5:00 PM - 6:30 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.