Miss Maybell & The Jazz Age Artistes
Friday - June, 28 @ 8:00pm
Charlie Judkins is a practitioner of Ragtime, Traditional Jazz and Blues piano, as well as a lifelong Brooklyn native. He began playing piano in 1997 at age six. In 2007, he was introduced to the music of Jelly Roll Morton and immediately began studying traditional ragtime and blues piano. Shortly thereafter he came under the informal tutelage of several highly-regarded pianists including Terry Waldo, Mike Lipskin, Ehud Asherie and the late George Mesterhauze.
His piano playing has been in high demand at various public and private events in the New York City area since debuting as a professional pianist at Greenpoint's now defunct Manhattan Inn in the Summer of 2010. He has also entertained at clubs such as The Dead Rabbit, The Jalopy Tavern and The Astor Room. He also works as a silent film accompanist at various theaters in the New York area, and recently began providing piano scores for silent animation archivist Tom Stathes's series of Blu-Ray releases.
Kaia Updike played violin, keyboards, bass and flute for “Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers” from 2012 -2018, providing tracks to the latest two of the band’s seven original albums. She attributes her love of tradjazz to her father, (a stride piano player) and is influenced by Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith. She has also performed as a bassist for the Club Med Artist Programme since 2010 and the NYC Clapton tribute “Slowhand”, and plays keyboards for several Long Island female fronted bands including “Army of Eve”. She loves to discover and back rising singer songwriters such as Emma Temkin of the Barrytones.
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.