Paul Heckel & John Hunter DUO
Saturday - December, 29 @ 6:00pm
Heckel / Hunter duo performances are dynamic & energetic - both musically and visually. They play a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards, other tunes and a few originals that include compositions by Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Milt Jackson, Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Radiohead and many others. Solos often meld into conversation-like exchanges of musical ideas on the fly with improvised interludes between tunes.
Paul has been an active freelance vibraphonist in the New England jazz scene for over 30 years. He has had the opportunity to play with many world-renowned jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams and Buddy DeFranco.
John has performed in concerts and television appearances from Maine to San Francisco while accompanying such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, James Williams, Louis Bellson, Milt Jackson, Joe Williams, Paquito d’Rivera, Marian McPartland, Jeff Coffin, Wycliff Gordon, and Mike Metheny.
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.