Mike Effenberger/Brian Shankar Adler/Noah Fishman: Airspace

Saturday - July, 23 @ 6:00pm

Mike Effenberger is a recording and performing artist who has been living in the outer Seacoast woods since 2007. He has curated an unmistakably individual voice that draws on gospel, American minimalism, jazz, and 20th century music. Known affiliations include: fiveighthirteen, Jazzputin and the Jug Skunks, the secular gospel choir Rock My Soul, OURBIGBAND, Soggy Po’ Boys and Weird Turn Pro, which plays his original music. Mike appears on countless recordings from independent releases to larger labels and is active as a producer. https://mikeeffenberger.bandcamp.com

Described as "a polyrhythmic force" (JazzTimes), multidisciplinary drummer, percussionist and composer Brian Shankar Adler transcends the terrain between genre and geographic region, asking: how can we find connection through rhythm? Adler has been recorded on over forty albums including his most recent works, For a Gallery on the Moon (Chant Records, 2020) and Fourth Dimension (Chant Records, 2019). His music video, "Mantra" won best music video at Transcinema International Film Festival in Peru and official selection at Quiet City Film Festival in New York City. Adler has worked with Guillermo Klein, La Bomba De Tiempo, Frank London, Kate McGarry, Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Swados, among others and has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, DownBeat, and NPR. www.brianadler.com

NOAH FISHMAN is a multidimensional performer, composer, arranger, and educator.

​Known for his instrumental virtuosity and creativity, Noah ventures to make bold, playful statements by bending lines between folk, chamber, and jazz.

Noah has performed across the United States, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Ireland, and The Netherlands. Raised by visual artists in a renovated barn in Maine, Noah studied at Princeton, IRCAM, and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2019, Noah was selected for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency at The Kennedy Center. In 2020, Noah received a masters degree in composition from the University of Michigan.

Noah is also a staff writer for The Jazz Gallery, where he has interviewed and profiled nearly two hundred artists for jazzspeaks.org since 2014.


Upcoming Events


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Irish Session

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650A Congress Street, Portland ME

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Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

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