Blue Note Jazz Club Announces October Schedule
Blue Note Jazz Club, the iconic Greenwich Village jazz and blues venue that offers live musical performances every night of the week, is proud to announce an impressive roster of acts this October. Each performer is scheduled for two shows per night, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:00 pm and reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $30 at the bar, $45 for table reservations unless otherwise noted.
Celebrated piano legend McCoy Tyner will return to Blue Note, performing from October 4 - October 6 with special guests Gary Bartz & John Blake Jr. GRAMMY Award winner Gary Bartz has played with Max Roach and MiLes Davis, as well as performed on Tyner's "Expansions" and "Extensions" albums. McCoy is widely considered one of the finest and most influential pianists in jazz history. His signature booming left-hand and fleeting right created a unique sound that can be heard on his recordings as a sideman with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s and on his 80s -plus album as a leadeR. McCoy's most recent project, titled Solo: Live From San Francisco, was his first solo effort in almost a decade. The release is the third for his label and features eleven solo vignettes recorded at the Herbst TheateR. McCoy has always expanded his vision of the musical landscape and incorporated new elements, whether from distant continents to diverse musical influences. McCoy has earned four GRAMMYS and was awarded Jazz Master from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2002. He continues to leave his mark on generations of improvisers, and yet remains a disarmingly modest and spiritually directed man.
Stanley Clarke & the Harlem Quartet will perform at Blue Note Jazz club from October 8 - October 13. Stanley was among the first bassists in history to double on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and was the first bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. Stanley has collaborated with many jazz artists over the years, such as, the Clarke/Duke Project with George Duke, The Superband with Larry Carlton and Billy Cobham and projects with Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney and Keith Richards, just to name a few. Stanley has also won every major award possible. Stanley will perform at Blue Note Jazz Club with The Harlem Quartet. The Harlem Quartet is praised for its panache, and its mission is to advance diversity in classical music while engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire, highlighting works by minority composers.
On October 15-16, Phil Woods will be performing at the Blue Note Jazz Club. Phil will be performing with Brian Lynch, trumpet, Bill Charlap, piano, Bill Goodwin, drums and Steve Gilmore, bass. Phil is one of the true masters of the bop vocabulary and has had his own sound since-the-mid-50s and stuck to his musical guns throughout a remarkably productive career. Phil contributed the famous alto solo to Billy Joel's hit recording of "Just the Way You Are," and has been one of Michel Legrand's favorite artists, guesting with Legrand on an occasional basis. He has made dozens of rewarding recordings himself through the years, some of his key sets include 1960's Rights of Swing on Candid, 1974's Musique Du Bois on 32 Jazz, 1981's Birds of a Feather from Antilles, and 2002's Americans Swinging in Paris from EMI. An Italian label, Philogy, is named after the popular and still brilliant altoist. Phil is still going strong well into the 21st century; he cut a live session with the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra in 2005 that was released by Jazz Media in 2006. In 2009, after years of attempting to secure the rights to interpret the work of writer A.A. Milne, Phil released Children's Suite - a tribute to Milne's classic book Winnie the Pooh. Tickets are $20 at the bar and $35 for table reservations.