Forest City Swing

Saturday - September, 17 @ 10:00pm

Forest City Swing is a "house band" of 5 Maine-based musicians consisting of Gene Gil on Alto Saxophone, Nicholas Thompson-Brown on Bass, Jordan Bicki on Guitar, Clifford Cameron on Piano, and led by Mark Dumond on Drums. The band also features guest musicians and soloists from month to month.

The objective of the group is to follow the path of some of the great standards trios, quartets, and quintets of the last 30 years. Keith Jarrett's standards trio or Joshua Redman's quartet in the 90's immediately come to mind - groups of musicians accomplished in their own right coming back to standards they know and love and learned on - trying to let loose, drop pretense, and kick some ass. Sharing energy with whoever is willing to listen.

At its core, this group is focused on celebrating serious, straight ahead, no-BS jazz. Its purpose is to give people the opportunity to experience the great feel of driving swing framed by the tunes of some of America's greatest composers - LIVE.

So come out and party with some of Portland's best young musicians celebrating the music they love in classic Quintet form.

Bird Lives.

Upcoming Events

Bess Jacques & The Strays

Tuesday, September 27th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, September 27th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, September 28th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, September 28th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Javier Rosario Trio

Friday, September 30th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Album Cover Project: Hunter Lefebvre & Friends

Friday, September 30th

10:00 PM - 11:45 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.