James Margolis

Thursday - September, 13 @ 5:00pm

James Margolis is a Brooklyn based musician with roots in the Philadelphia area.  James played a couple of instruments before finally landing on the guitar and falling in love with music.  He enrolled at Berklee College of Music in 2008, but left after three semesters.  After cutting his teeth playing shows in Philadelphia, he moved to NYC in 2012 and quickly began assimilating himself into the live music scene.  He has been a member of many bands since, most notably playing guitar, singing and writing in the Travelers.  James has played countless shows at venues in NYC and has traveled to play shows all around the eastern seaboard.  He honed his chops playing every Friday night with the Travelers in Manhattan's Upper East Side throughout 2016.  They have been hosting a jam session called The Healing in Brooklyn for over two years now.  In addition to being a musician, James is a sound engineer, having worked the soundboard regularly at multiple venues around NYC.  He also engineered and produced two albums in 2017 for his own band the Travelers, and for good friends Carissa & the Voodoo Lillies.  He currently continues to play shows and write songs, with no sign of stopping any time soon.


Upcoming Events

Russ Mason & Paddy Kilrain

Tuesday, October 4th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, October 4th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, October 5th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, October 5th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, October 6th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, October 7th

6:00 PM - 7:30 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.