Giuseppe Paradiso & MERIDIAN 71

Saturday - October, 30 @ 8:00pm

Giuseppe Paradiso & Meridian 71 is a Boston-based world-jazz music project that combines jazz with Mediterranean and West African influences to conjure cinematic soundscapes of a multicultural home.

Active since 2012, Giuseppe Paradiso & Meridian 71 is releasing their third album Parallel Dimensions this coming Spring 2022, under the London-based Ubuntu Music record label and management. The Parallel Dimensions album was supported by a Live Arts Boston 2020 grant from The Boston Foundation, a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Boston.
Their latest release Metropolitan Sketches (February 2020) has been air-played on jazz and world music radio shows in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Africa.

Meridian 71 has performed at major venues and institutions including their latest sold out release show at Regattabar jazz club in Cambridge, MA, Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and the latest 25th Tommy Gallant jazz festival in Portsmouth, NH.

Meridian 71 represents a very eclectic and international ensemble, characterized by a unique and global sound. This concert will feature a quartet version of the Meridian 71 project with Giuseppe Paradiso on drums, percussion, compositions and electronics; Mark Zaleski on alto & soprano sax, clarinet; Utar Artun on piano & keys, and James Hazlewood-Dale on upright, electric and fretless bass.

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207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
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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.