The van Voorst Quartet

Saturday - March, 14 @ 6:00pm

The van Voorst Jazz Quartet
Led by Jan van Voorst van Beest, the van Voorst Jazz group has taken many forms over the last 20 years, with variations of jazz music and instrumentation, from organ/drums driven duos and small straight ahead groups to outside jazz with hints of the hard sounds of the 60s and 70s. In it's current formation, the van Voorst Jazz Quartet will be performing a selection of original jazz compositions and familiar standards.

Jan van Voorst van Beest - Drums
Jan has been a musician and drummer in the New England area for over 25 years, leading his own groups and as a sideman playing, jazz, funk, and rock. He has previously worked and recorded with numerous musicians including Rob Eberhardt Young (national recording artist on Imaginary Road and Polygram records), Curtis Clark, Oliver Lake, and Alex Foster (Miles Davis, Saturday Night Live) to name a few. van Voorst van Beest has also recorded his own work which can be found on the Ludington/van Voorst record “Listening Post” released in 2004. 

Jan van Voorst van Beest - drums
Jason St. Pierre - saxophones
Tony Gaboury - guitar
Duane Edwards - Bass
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650A Congress Street, Portland ME

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