Julia Mark & Kaiti Jones

Wednesday - July, 25 @ 9:00pm

The endearing warmth and charm of Julia Mark's music and voice has quickly made her a favorite in the Boston music scene. As a singer-songwriter and pianist, she creates lyric-driven, optimistically dissonant songs about life on the moon, loss of memory, shifting homes, and palindromes.
Julia Mark grew up in semi-rural New Jersey listening to bebop greats and folk music legends.  With the songwriting penchant of Carole King and the soft-easy vocal of Suzanne Vega, Julia is for the listener who likes to transcend into a musical and visual scene. She was a 2016 Iguana Music Fund grantee, spurring the creation of her first full-length album, “Gemini". The album was released on January 30th, 2018 at sold-out show at Club Passim.



Kaiti Jones has been making her home in the Boston folk scene since 2010. A  native of Portland, Maine, she spent four years in Nashville, falling in love with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Flannery O’Connor and gravitating toward her now beloved ballad form before returning to her northern roots.

Jones’ first two releases were EPs - “Arise Child” in 2009, written and recorded in Nashville, and “Growing Things,” her first Boston release in 2013. For her first full-length album, VOWS, she teamed up with Golden Bear Records (The Well Pennies) in Des Moines, Iowa and released the album at the end of 2017 to a sold-out room at Club Passim in Cambridge.

Jones’ music is Americana soaked in melancholy, with the occasional foot stomper thrown in for good measure. Her voice is simultaneously earthy and ethereal, carrying the listener a few feet off the ground on a cloud of rich, sophisticated melodies while whispering truth and contemplating the human condition through good old-fashioned storytelling.



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9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, September 28th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Friday, September 30th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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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.