Melissa Lauren

Friday - September, 23 @ 6:00pm

Nathan Hiltz - guitar
Tyler Emond - bass
Dave MacDougall - drums
Melissa Lauren is a Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and bandleader of a 4-person ensemble.  A recent recipient of a FACTOR recording grant, Melissa's upcoming album, "My Voice" will be released in early 2022. Produced by multi-instrumentalist Tyler Emond (Tyler Shaw, Alyssia Cara, Matt Dusk) the album mixes sounds of folky-pop, dreamy 60's, and desert synth to create a distinct flavour that settles somewhere between the new and the old.  This project includes Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Tyler Emond (bass) and Dave MacDougall (drums).  The ensemble has toured across North America including the Halifax International Jazz Festival, Yardbird Festival, New Skool Rules urban and roots festival in Rotterdam,NL, and Canada Music Week, a series of club and house concerts in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Canmore in 2019 as well as a 2018 tour across Europe.

Upcoming Events

Bess Jacques & The Strays

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

Irish Session

Wednesday, September 28th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Javier Rosario Trio

Friday, September 30th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Album Cover Project: Hunter Lefebvre & Friends

Friday, September 30th

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.