Thursday, July 31, 2014


Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014. Highlights include: Dee Dee Bridgewater featuring Theo Croker, Conrad Herwig's "Latin Side of Horace Silver" project (which will be recorded live for future release on Half Note Records), Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" (with Esperanza Spalding), Arturo Sandoval, Earl Klugh, and "Quincy Jones Presents: Nikki Yanofsky & Andreas Varady Album Releases + Special Guests," among others.

8:00PM & 10:30PM shows each night, unless otherwise noted.
Doors open at 6:00pm. $5 minimum.

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra 
Thursday - Sunday, July 31 - August 3
William "Count" Basie, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time whose talent with the keyboard elevated jazz to a new art form, started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Dedicated to continuing the Basie legacy, the Orchestra is still going strong today and will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2015. The group is in constant demand for television and films and has won 17 GRAMMY® Awards and 20 DownBeat and JazzTimes polls, more than any other big band in jazz.
Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

Quincy Jones Presents: Nikki Yanofsky & Andreas Varady Album Releases + Special Guests
Monday, August 4
Blue Note Jazz Club (in association with Quincy Jones Productions) is proud to present album release performances showcasing two of jazz's most talked about new artists: 20-year-old vocalist Nikki Yanofsky and 17-year-old guitarist Andreas Varady (both of whom are managed by Jones). At just 20 years old, Yanofsky has topped both jazz and pop charts, performed with orchestras and big bands, and sold out festivals and major theaters around the world; in 2010, she sang to 3.2 billion people - half the world's population - at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has worked with luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Phil Ramone,, Wyclef Jean, and Elton John. She performs in support of her new album, Little Secret, released in May 2014. Varady is "one of the most talented people on this planet, who takes the music back to where it belongs," says Jones. A child prodigy, Varady has performed with a collection of world class musicians including: Lee Ritenour, Alfredo Rodriguez, Frank Vignola, Casey Benjamin, and many more. He performs in support of his new debut self-titled album, scheduled for August 5, 2014 release on Verve Music Group. Varady will only perform as an opener for the first show at 7:00PM (with special guests, to be announced).
*Show Times: 7:00PM & 10:30PM*
Music Charge: $15 - Bar, $25 - Table

Arturo Sandoval
Tuesday - Sunday, August 5-10
A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, renowned trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is proud to return to Blue Note Jazz Club. His latest Concord Records release, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), won the 2013 GRAMMY® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, and pays tribute to his mentor, Gillespie, showcasing the legend's greatest compositions. Sandoval is noted as one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, having performed with Celine Dion at the Oscars, with Justin Timberlake at the GRAMMY® Awards, and with Alicia Keys at the Billboard Music Awards. 
Music Charge:
Tuesday - Thursday: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table
Friday - Sunday: $30 - Bar, $45 - Table

Earl Klugh
Tuesday - Sunday, August 12-17
Following six-night appearances in August 2012 and 2013 respectively, GRAMMY®-winning master guitarist Earl Klugh's return to Blue Note Jazz Club for another six nights this August (2014) marks the third iteration of what has become an annual summer residency. Recording over 30 albums in his multi-million-selling career including 23 Top 10 charting records - five of them No. 1 - on Billboard's Jazz Album chart, Klugh performs in support of his latest Concord Records album, HandPicked (2013) - a solo guitar album featuring a handful of collaborative string duets (featuring the likes of country legend Vince Gill, contemporary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro). Klugh's credit appears on recordings by Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Al Jarreau, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx and many others.
Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

The Latin Side of Horace Silver: Conrad Herwig & The Latin Side All-Stars
W/ Special Guest Michel Camilo (8/19-21)
Live Half Note Records Album Recording
Tuesday - Sunday, August 19-24
Trombonist Conrad Herwig returns to Blue Note with "The Latin Side of Horace Silver" program, spotlighting the music of jazz legend Horace Silver (who recently passed away in June 2014). This marks Herwig's seventh project in the "Latin Side" franchise. The engagement will be recorded live (to be released on Half Note Records in 2015). GRAMMY®, Emmy®, and Latin GRAMMY® Award winning pianist and composer Michel Camilo will guest for three nights. Since 1998, Herwig's "Latin Side" franchise has focused on reimagining seminal jazz musicians' compositions by showcasing those compositions within the framework of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Past projects have paid homage to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, among others, receiving several GRAMMY® Award nominations for Half Note Records. Herwig's latest "Latin Side" album, The Latin Side of Joe Henderson featuring Joe Lovano, is scheduled for September 16, 2014 release on Half Note.
Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

Tom Harrell "Colors of a Dream"
Tuesday - Thursday, August 26-28
The latest project from the prolific trumpeter and composer Newsweek praised for his "pure melodic genius," Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" is a captivating piano-less sextet with two bassists -- one of them the stellar Esperanza Spalding - and invigorating music by one of jazz's most admired artists. The lineup also features bassist Ugonna Okegwo, tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, and drummer Jonathan Blake. A veteran of bandleaders such as Horace Silver and Phil Woods and a frequent winner of the DownBeat and JazzTimes magazines' critics and readers polls, Harrell is known for the burnished warmth and melodic grace and freedom of his trumpet and flugelhorn playing.
Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

Dee Dee Bridgewater Featuring Theo Croker
Friday - Sunday, August 29-31
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, GRAMMY® and Tony Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater has been a torchbearer for female vocalists in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. With three GRAMMY® Awards to her credit, Bridgewater is seemingly getting better with age, winning a 2010 GRAMMY® Award for her latest album Listen Now! Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, where she performed the timeless songs of Billie Holiday. She appears at Blue Note with a band featuring her latest protégé, 29-year-old trumpeter Theo Croker (the grandson of legendary trumpeter Doc Cheatham), who recently released his debut album via OKeh/Sony Masterworks in May 2014 to critical acclaim.
Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

August 11 - Angela Johnson CD Release Show (8:00PM) / Bradd Marquis (10:30PM)     *One Show Only For Both Artists Above At Respective Show Times*

August 18 - Julie Eigenberg & Yaron Gershovsky

August 25 - Jeremy Pelt

Blue Note Jazz Club proudly presents its Late Night Groove Series, which showcases New York's up-and-coming jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk artists. Shows are on Friday and Saturday nights.  Doors open at midnight and shows begin at 12:30AM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day-of-show, unless otherwise noted. The upcoming Blue Note Jazz Festival 

Late Night schedule features:
Friday, August 1 - Linda Oh "Sun Pictures" Feat.
Saturday, August 2 - String 'N Skins
Friday, August 8 - Christian Galvez Trio
Saturday, August 9 - Chris Turner
Friday, August 15 - Emergency Service
Saturday, August 16 - Sharif In Burgundy
Friday, August 22 - Robert Mwamba
Saturday, August 23 - Mad Satta
Friday, August 29 - Roswitha
Saturday, August 30 - r'kardo st.Von

Sunday Brunch at Blue Note Jazz Club is $29.50 per person and includes a live performance, brunch entree and cocktail. Each performer is scheduled for two shows, at 11:30AM and 1:30PM. 

The upcoming schedule features:
August 3 - Louis Armstrong Birthday Tribute Feat. "Hot Lips" Joey Morant & Catfish Stew
August 10 - "Portrait of Oscar Peterson" feat. Peter Beets Trio
August 17 - Jake Hertzog Trio
August 24 - Nanny Assis
August 31 - Zach Brock Quartet feat. Mike Moreno, Yaushi Nakamura & Rudy Royston

Blue Note Jazz Club, based in the heart of Greenwich Village, is a New York City cultural institution and one of the premier jazz clubs in the world. Jazz is undoubtedly America's music, and while Blue Note strives to celebrate the music's great history, the club is a place where progression and innovation - the foundation of jazz - are encouraged and practiced on a nightly basis. Blue Note is open for concerts 365 days a year.

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