Jason Anick Trio

Thursday - May, 31 @ 9:00pm

​Talk to the abundantly gifted violinist and mandolin player Jason Anick and the phrase “jazz without borders” will invariably come up.  What the axiom means to Anick is a contemporary jazz that is stylistically inclusive in nature, a jazz that brings whatever it can to the party, unwilling to cut something out of the mix for fear of it not fitting prescribed boundaries. An inviting demonstration of the maxim in action can be found on Anick’s recent release, United, which was picked by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top jazz albums of 2017.



Jason's compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing.
-The Boston Globe

Equally gifted as a musician and composer.
- Regina Carter

A rising star in the world of jazz violin and mandolin.
-Downbeat Magazine

Jason is easily one of the best jazz violinists and mandolinists of his generation.
- Christian Howes

Jason Anick's playing has a wonderful clarity and creativity and his compositions offer a modern jazz approach to our instrument which is truly refreshing and inspired.
- Mike Marshall

Tipping Point showcases Anick's more contemporary songwriting acumen and the numerous stylistic strands that define his voice. Seamlessly fusing swing, bebop, hard-bop, classical, folk, as well as contemporary influences in his playing, it's a vibrant portrait of a colorful musical personality.
-Allaboutjazz.com (Ian Patterson)

Have you heard Jason Anick play? He's killing!!! (that's musicians lingo meaning he is sooooo good). Check him out, you'll thank me later.
- Matt Glaser (Berklee College of Music) 

Jason Anick has taken his inspiration from the masters of gypsy jazz violin and forged his own exciting personal style.  He has rapidly become a force to be reckoned with in the world of jazz violin!
- John Jorgenson 

Upcoming Events

Irish Session

Wednesday, July 6th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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


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.