Portland's Jazz and Blues music scene offers much for fans of these classic All American music genres. Several clubs devote themselves almost exclusively to Jazz or easy listening blues and they include Gingko Blue and Blue. Here you can enjoy signature cocktails, kick back and relax as you listen to talented combos. Chances are, if you see an upright bass, you know you're in the right place for classic Jazz. Other venues cater more to aggressive, jump swing type blues. Here, you can try your latest moves on the dance floor as hard driving horn sections bring home the beat. Among the best places to indulge in such muscular music are Inn on the Blues in York (http://www.10best.com/destinations/maine/portland/york/nightlife/inn-on-the-blues/) and the Big Easy Blues Club in downtown Portland. Finally, several destinations feature Blues and Jazz on one or more nights per week with top clubs including Empire Dine and Dance, One Longfellow Square, Port City Music Hall as well as Jumpin' Jakes in Old Orchard Beach, Jonathan's Restaurant in Ogunquit, and Carmen Verandah in Bar Harbor. While not devoted exclusively to Jazz and Blues, these clubs do feature top name performers who attract loyal fans and music lovers. No matter the type of Blues and Jazz that you prefer, chances are that you'll find what you love to hear somewhere in or near Portland.
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