The Jared Steer Trio
Saturday - January, 13 @ 10:00pm
The Jared Steer Trio features Titus Abbott on saxes, Scott Kiefner on bass and Jared Steer on drums.
Titus brings a very personal approach to reeds performance and composition. He is presently investing his energy in both improvised music and film music composition. In the jazz field he has performed as leader and sideman in various ensembles in Canada, Europe and the US including performances at international jazz festivals in Canada and the UK. Titus co lead the group Delawareness a chamber jazz trio that played extensively in Toronto and Montreal and at festivals. That project culminated in the recording of the CD Excellent in Woe featuring Titus with George Koller on bass and Larry Lewis on classical guitar. In early 2006 he formed a jazz group, The Titus Abbott Collective which has been received enthusiastically wherever they perform. The collective which has an evolving personnel comes out of the vibrant Alt Jazz scene of NYC and Brooklyn presenting creative improvised music that is always searching for a fresh "in the moment" connection. Collaborations include performances with the outstanding pianists Curtis Clark and Frank Carlberg and the late Oud Master Al Gardner.
Scott Kiefner is a young, in demand bassist on the seacoast of ME. He plays with several groups including Bangkok Disco, Sojoy, the Nicho Gallo Trio, Steve Grover Quintet, and many other collaborations. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a degree in bass performance. Scott's fondness of the avant garde has led to many performances of creative improvised music such as the Ears and Eyes collaboration with artist Roger Goldenberg.
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.