Gary Wittner

Saturday - December, 23 @ 6:00pm

"Outside of the university, Gary has been an active performer whose career has spanned 4 decades and 5 continents worldwide.  He developed a presentation on the music/life of Thelonious Monk which he has performed at clubs and universities throughout the USA and in Canada, Poland, Russia, England, Austria, Ecuador, S. Africa and France.  Additionally, Gary has been chosen 3 times to represent the USA - twice as Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador and once as a Fulbright Grant recipient.  He has been a featured artist in concerts with Reggie Workman, Richard Davis, Eddie Gomez, Clark Terry, Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Peter Ind, and James Emery; and has performed for the Monk family and been interviewed on the radio with Thelonious Monk, Jr.  Gary's first book "Thelonious Monk for Guitar" , published by the Hal Leonard Corp. was released internationally in 1999."


Upcoming Events

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, July 7th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, July 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, July 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bird at Sea

Friday, July 8th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jake Klar

Friday, July 8th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

el malo

Friday, July 8th

10:00 PM - 11:59 AM


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.