Kafari & Henry Redman

Friday - July, 07 @ 8:00pm

'Kafari’ is the alias of Portland, ME based ambient loop master, pianist, and rhythm bonesman Ahmad Hassan Muhammad. Kafari seamlessly weaves together jazz, electronic music, ambient music, and hip hop in his experimental manipulations of loops taken from old jazz recordings. His most recent release ‘Knockturnes’ is a dreamy, hypnotic tribute to the legendary Bill Evans trio. Using his keyboard controller, Kafari manipulates the pitch and tempo of old jazz samples, altering them nearly beyond recognition and transforming them into etheral backdrops for keyboard and saxophone improvisations. He will be joined by Henry Redman on tenor sax and drums.'

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, September 27th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, September 27th

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

Album Cover Project: Hunter Lefebvre & Friends

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10:00 PM - 11:45 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.