The Jared Steer Trio

Friday - January, 18 @ 10:00pm

Matt Langley-saxes

 Matt is an in demand musician residing in Elliot, ME. He plays with several of New England's finest musicians. He can be heard with such projects as Weird Turn Pro, Mother Superior and the Sliding Royales, Sojoy, and ourbigband. He also performs with visual artist Roger Goldenberg for the project In Ears n' Eyes.

Peter Hermann-guitarist

Peter Herman is a guitarist from Mount Vernon, Maine who currently studies music at the University of Maine at Augusta.  He has played guitar for 11 years, drawing influences from many styles of music. Currently he is most consistently working in a rock and roll house band, an original fusion metal project, as well as playing duo's with legendary clarinetist Brad Terry.  Through the music program at  UMA Peter has become acquainted with some of the premier musicians and educators in Maine


Jared Steer-drums

Jared is a drummer from central NH.

Jared Steer is a well rounded performer who plays with a vast number of projects including Donkilo! (voted Best of NH Band in 2011), The Randy Roos' Urethane, Donkilo Afro Funk Orchestra  Ben Rudnick and Friends (numerous awards including several parents' choice awards), Bangkok Disco, The Cough's, Sly Richard, The Dane Anderson Trio, WhiteSteer, Laser Show, The Jared Steer Trio, The Wayfarers, solo percussion for yoga classes and meditation.  

Jared can be seen/heard with a number of different other projects as a freelance artist.  He also has recorded on numerous albums with many of the region's top artists

Jared has performed and or recorded with the likes of Shawn Monteiro (jazz vocalist), Randy Roos (guitar great),  Philip Hamilton (Pat Metheny), Sayon Camara (master drummer from Guinea), Steve Rucker (Bee Gees),  Steve Hunt (Alan Holdsworth), Pete Bremy (Vanilla Fudge),  Matt Wilson (jazz great), James Montgomery (Blues Great), Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage), Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies), Margo Timmons (Cowboy Junkies), Jerry Leake (percussion great), John Funkhouser (Boston Pianist, Berklee), Ed Lucie (Boston Bassist, Berklee), Sean Gaskell (African Kora great), Namory Keita (Master Drummer from Guinea), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Barry Mitterhoff (Hot Tuna), members of Cage the Elephant, Lowman, Mike Bisio, Ken Kosek (Jerry Garcia, The Klezmer Mountain Boys), Kimberly Dahme (Boston), Keller Williams (Jam Band Great) Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts), Ernest Thompson (Film Great, Emmy Award Winner for "On Golden Pond"), Tony Sarno (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Bill Trujillo (Woody Herman), Bob McCarthy ( Boston Guitar Legend), Mighty Sam McClain (Blues Legend) and many others.

In addition to his busy performing schedule, Jared is a sought-after drum set/percussion instructor.  He has a B.A. in performance from Plymouth State College and studied with Tim Gilmore and Eric C. Hughes. Post grad studies have been with Long time mentor Bob Gullotti, Jeff Ballard, Rakalam Bob Moses, Jerry Leake, Dave Dicenso, Steve Michaud and Roberto Vizcaino Guillot.  He has taken master Classes with Matt Wilson, Horacio Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerome Dupree and Dave Mattacks.

Upcoming Events

Bess Jacques & The Strays

Tuesday, September 27th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, September 27th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, September 28th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, September 28th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Javier Rosario Trio

Friday, September 30th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Album Cover Project: Hunter Lefebvre & Friends

Friday, September 30th

10:00 PM - 11:45 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.