The Late Risers

Thursday - May, 30 @ 8:00pm

In the Spring of 2014 trumpet player and bandleader, Sam Dechenne, formed a traditional Jazz quartet to participate in the growing re-vitalization effort of Boston’s Downtown Crossing district.  Since then, this strolling “Pocket Jazz Band,” called The Late Risershas brought traditional 1920-1940s era Jazz to the streets and corners of downtown Boston and all over the world.  Over the years they have integrating with the lives of people who live, work, travel, and go to school in this bustling metropolitan neighborhood and have become a beloved institution.

The Late Risers perform "hot Jazz" music of the 1920s-40s, covers of popular modern tunes and original compositions.  Whether playing at night clubs, swing dances, Great Gatsby-themed costume events, parties, weddings, or while strolling the streets of downtown Boston, the Late Risers elicit smiling faces and dancing feet from their audiences.  Simply put, their music brings people together.

***The Late Risers will be leading a jam session after their set so bring your instruments and join in!***

Upcoming Events

BILL FRISELL solo

Tuesday, November 30th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

BILL FRISELL solo

Tuesday, November 30th

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

IRISH NIGHT with Crow’s Nest

Wednesday, December 1st

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, December 1st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, December 2nd

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest & Gina Alibrio

Thursday, December 2nd

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
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.