Friday - February, 15 @ 10:00pm
Raging Brass is a 7-piece band collectively creating music which is improvisational by design. This eclectic group was established in 2014 by trumpeter and bandleader Marc Chillemi, in Southern Maine. Raging Brass explores roots music throughout the Caribbean Islands, West Africa, Brasil, Columbia, and the U.S.A. Fueled by the rhythmic and melodic intuition of each player, Marc leads Raging Brass to help blend their sound with the styles of Afro-Beat, Ska, Soukous, Highlife, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Samba, Cumbia, Merenge, and a taste of New Orleans. In just two years, this all-star group have shared the stage with major recording artists such as; Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Brown’s Body, G. Love & Special Sauce, Red Baraat, and John Popper (Blues Traveler). Raging Brass features saxophonists’ Mike Ayotte and Kyle Hardy, trombonist Dave Noyes, tubist Rafael Kielt-Fryre, guitarist and vocalist Matt Wasowski, drummer Gary Gemmiti, and arranger/composer, percussionist, and trumpeter Marc Chillemi.
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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.