Evan Shay Group
Saturday - August, 25 @ 8:00pm
Evan has shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Quincy Jones, Sam Newsome, Darcy James Argue, Dick Oatts, George Duke, Miguel Zenon, and the Franky Rousseau Large Band. He has studied with renowned musicians including Jean-Michel Pilc, John Hollenbeck, Chet Doxas, Chris McCann, Remi Bolduc, Frank Lozano, Phil Dwyer, Joe Sullivan, Christine Jensen, and Fraser Hollins.
A dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., Evan is originally from Seattle, Washington. He was a member of the nationally acclaimed Garfield Jazz Ensemble. Evan played lead alto when Garfield won first place for two years in a row at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition in New York City. He also received Outstanding Sax Soloist at Ellington both years, as well as at the Lionel Hampton and Reno Jazz Festivals. He was a Grammy Jazz Band finalist, and a DownBeat Award recipient.
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.