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

Songwriter’s Lounge

Monday, December 18th

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Portland Comedy Co-op presents ‘WORST DAY OF THE WEEK’

Monday, December 18th

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jenny Van West & Friends

Tuesday, December 19th

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Big World

Tuesday, December 19th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Genevieve’s Night of Folk

Wednesday, December 20th

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Lyle & Phil Divinsky

Thursday, December 21st

5:00 PM - 6:30 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.