Jazz Landmark in the Village: Blue Note


Location: 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

Founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, the Blue Note has served the Greenwich Village jazz community for over 3 decades, and has featured a diverse array of artists and styles. Past artists who have performed at the venue include American adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G, jazz drummer Elvin Jones, and the younger Michael Buble. In fact, it has been a tradition for jazz artists to return to this “home” and perform on their birthday week! In addition to its New York location, the franchise is located globally in Milan, Tokyo, and Nagoya.

Here are some future Blue Note performances to look out for:

1. B.B. King : “The King of Blues” was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine on its list of the “100 greatest guitarists of all time” twice in the past decade.

2. The Dizzy Gillespie™ Alumni All-Stars: The group debuted in 1998 and since then, they have recorded four critically acclaimed CDs.

3. Arturo Sandoval: The Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce honors this legendary musician!

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Itching for a night filled with serenading jazz music that will leave you beyond words? If you’re the jazz fanatic who is looking to become more immersed in the community, or a newcomer who just wants to get a taste of the culture, then head over to the Blue Note on Sunday, November 3, 2013! From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a jazz event called “Village Jazz Alive: honoring Arturo Sandoval live at the Blue Note.”

Born in Cuba, Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, and has been a great influence to the Latin jazz community ever since. His musical accomplishments have been impressive, as he has been awarded 6 Grammy Awards, and nominated 12 times. He has also received 6 Billboard Awards and one Emmy Award for his composing work on the underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country.” Currently, he is working on two new albums, “Dear Diz, Every Day I Think of You” and “ Tangos“, along with a new book detailing his relationship with his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie.

Critics have described his energy and breadth of  music as “infectious” whether it’s “Jazz funk” or “straight-ahead Jazz.”
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience Sandoval’s music for yourself! Dinner, show, and a drink will be included with the purchase of a ticket. To RSVP to the event, click HERE!


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