Mitchell Bailey Octet

Friday - July, 01 @ 10:00pm

The Mitchell Bailey Octet is a genre-blurring jazz octet that aims to showcase many of Northern New England’s finest improvising musicians in a dynamic and spontaneous little-big-band. As an eight-piece ensemble (five horns and rhythm section), the band captures the power of a big band, along with the intimacy and spontaneity of a small ensemble. The night will feature original music by bandleader/trombonist Mitchell Bailey, along with arrangements of music by Wayne Shorter, Alan Ferber, Chris Cornell and more. We hope to both present original takes on classic works of the jazz cannon, as well as celebrate musical contributions from a wide array of contemporary artists.

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Upcoming Events

Michael Beling & MBG

Saturday, July 2nd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Isabel Stover

Saturday, July 2nd

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Scott Kiefner Trio

Saturday, July 2nd

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM


Sunday, July 3rd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Stacey Kelleher

Sunday, July 3rd

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hunter Lefebvre

Tuesday, July 5th

7:00 PM - 8:30 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.