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


Saturday, January 5th

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Andrea Re & Friends

Monday, January 21st

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Monday, January 21st

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Happy Hour with BIG FUZZY

Wednesday, January 23rd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Irish Night Concert Series

Wednesday, January 23rd

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, January 23rd

9:00 PM - 11:00 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.