Monday - November, 12 @ 6:00pm

GADADU's sound, described as "hypnotic" and "refreshing," merges extended song-forms with improvisation and pop production. Lead singer Hannah Selin's distinctive voice floats through soundscapes of strings, trumpet, tenor sax, and synths. Based in Brooklyn, GADADU's songs grow out of cracks in the sidewalk and through the stumps of old trees, exploring the borders between city and nature. The band released their debut album And I See Night in February 2015, followed by animated video-single "Bay Songs" in November 2016. GADADU's second album is scheduled for release in October 2018. GADADU was awarded a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in 2016, where they drafted much of the music for their upcoming album. The band tours regularly throughout the Northeast, and has performed at many of NYC's renowned original music venues and concert halls including including Le Poisson Rouge, Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, LeFrak Concert Hall and Arlene's Grocery.

Our second album, Outer Song, will be released on 10.26.18! We're celebrating with shows in D.C., Boston, Portland, and at home in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

GADADU manifests a kaleidoscopic dream-world, mixing elements of indie/dream pop with jazz arrangements, warm harmonies, and some swinging jams. With a sound that's been described as "both vintage and prophetic," GADADU delves into the outer limits of songwriting, "invoking the spacey eloquence of Sun Ra, Kamasi Washington, Alice Coltrane and Stereo Lab..." (J. Blum, PopMatters; T. Kneschke, Tiny Mix Tapes).

GADADU received critical acclaim for their first album, And I See Night. The album won them a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in rural New Hampshire, where the band developed much of the material for their next album during an intensive five-day retreat. With their November 2016 release "Bay Songs," a music video/single featuring animation by Danna Grace Windsor, GADADU established a new, bolder sound. "Bay Songs" caught the attention of filmmaker Delfine Paolini, who contracted bandleaders Hannah and Nicki to score 222, a silent short film that highlights the plight of New York's iconic Chelsea Hotel. Nicki and Hannah's work together as film composers had a strong influence on GADADU's production and performance style, which features cinematic arrangements alongside extended improvisations and bracing grooves. The band's second album, Outer Song, is slated for release on Oct 26th, 2018 on Birdwatcher Records.

Upcoming Events

Michael Beling & MBG

Saturday, July 2nd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Isabel Stover

Saturday, July 2nd

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Scott Kiefner Trio

Saturday, July 2nd

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM


Sunday, July 3rd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Stacey Kelleher

Sunday, July 3rd

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hunter Lefebvre

Tuesday, July 5th

7:00 PM - 8:30 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.