Celebrating its 30th anniversary, New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club is holding a month-long music festival in the Big Apple.
Blue Note’s 30 days of jazz features a wide collection of artists playing at various New York clubs. Venues lined up for the inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival include the B.B. King Blues Club, Beacon Theatre, Town Hall, Rose Theatre in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Terminal 5, Lehman Center For The Performing Arts, Highline Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge, Central Park Summerstage, Katonah Museum Of Art and, of course, the Blue Note Jazz Club.
Who’s on tap for this jumbo jubilee of jazz? With more than 80 individual shows planned, we’re talking a humongous lineup, including Dave Brubeck, Patti Austin, The Roots, Gato Barbieri, Diane Schuur, Roberta Flack, Nancy Wilson, Delbert McClinton, Chaka Khan, Chris Botti, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Milton Nascimento, Youssou N’Dour, Bobby McFerrin, Yellowjackets, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Bootsy Collins and the Al Kooper Organ-asm featuring Robert Walter and Marco Benevento.
“To celebrate our 30th year, we’re presenting musicians all over New York who have played the Blue Note since the beginning, as well as new ones who we hope will continue to come back for many years,” Blue Note Jazz Club owner Danny Bensusan said in announcing the festival. “I’m proud that after 30 years, the Blue Note has become an important institution in New York and that with the Blue Note Jazz Festival, we are continuing to expand and work toward making the Blue Note as good as it can be.”
Tickets are being sold on a show-by-show basis. For more information, visit BlueNoteJazzFestival.com.