Michael Beling Ensemble

Saturday - April, 06 @ 6:00pm

Michael Beling

is a faculty member at Bates College, Michael performs regularly with some of the best jazz musicians in Maine and New Hampshire.  Michael graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Piano Performance (Jazz Concentration), from the University of Southern Maine, where he was named Presser Scholar. He studied with many acclaimed musicians including Thomas Snow, Laura Kargul, Ben Waltzer, and Vardan Ovsepian.

Michael plays at Blue once a Month with either:

Bedlam & Eunoia

This ensemble explores Beling's compositions in a chamber jazz setting, inspired by world, film score and impressionist music. His music defies narrow definitions of style— it can be emotionally intimate, cinematic, or outright manic, but is always easy on the eyes. The Middle Eastern rhythms of Eric LaPerna and beautiful clarinet work of Barry Saunders feature prominently.
Michael Beling- Piano and Bass Pedals
Barry Saunders- Clarinet and Soprano Sax
Eric LaPerna- Hand Percussion

MBG

Jazz-funk and hard bop with some rock influence. From the Irreverently joyful to the serious, the sensibilities of the blues always shine through. Originals and re-imagined pieces from Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and more. Lively and rollicking.

Michael Beling- organ, electric piano, and bass pedals
Barry Saunders- woodwinds
Gary Gemmiti- drums

Upcoming Events

Ocean Sol Jazz

Sunday, May 19th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Andrea Re & Friends

Monday, May 20th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

‘WORST DAY OF THE WEEK’ Comedy Night!

Monday, May 20th

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bandwich

Tuesday, May 21st

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

JAZZ SESH (open jazz jam)

Tuesday, May 21st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hour Music Series!

Wednesday, May 22nd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
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.