Blue Note Jazz Club Announces Sept 2013 Shows - Cassandra Wilson, Joe Sample & More!
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 September. 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.
Cassandra Wilson, a world-renowned vocalist, songwriter and producer with an extraordinary following. Her development can be tracked through her discography, from the standards on Blue Skies (1988), to the GRAMMY-winning New Moon Daughter (1995), to Silver Pony (2010), produced by Wilson and John Fischbach and featuring a mix of jazz and pop classics, as well as songs newly written by Wilson and her band. Cassandra will be performing at Blue Note from September 5 - September 8. Tickets are $35 at the bar and $55 for table reservations.
Joe Sample, an integral, innovative and bestselling part of jazz history, takes the stage with the Creole Joe Band from September 10 - September 15. A founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample reaches back to the primary sources of jazz and soul music to create his personal interpretations of classics by such esteemed composers as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and others. While touring as a member of The Crusaders, Sample simultaneously launched a successful solo career. His bestselling recordings include Rainbow Seeker, Carmel, Voices in the Rain, Spellbound, and Ashes to Ashes. Sample has also toured and performed with numerous musical greats including Marvin Gaye, The Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford, and many others.
Come celebrate Gary Burton's 70th Birthday Tour at Blue Note from September 17 - September 22. Burton, a pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes, is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band, New Gary Burton Quartet. The group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Formed in 2010, the new quartet's first gig took place in August at the Red Sea Jazz festival and then took New York by storm with a weeklong, sold-out engagement at The Blue Note. With seven GRAMMY wins under his belt and his autobiography, "Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton," due out in September, Burton is continuing to contribute to both the music world and the jazz community as he maintains an incredible career. Be sure to come celebrate Burton's 70th birthday with special guest Terence Blanchard on the trumpet.
Closing out the month of September will be Chick Corea & the Vigil, featuring Chick Corea on the piano & keyboards, Hadrien Feraud, on the bass, Marcus Gilmore on the drums, Tim Garland, on saxes, flute, and bass clarinet, and Charles Altura on the guitar. They will be performing at Blue Note from September 24-September 29, with special opening acts on September 24 - September 25 by young impressario Gadi Lehavi, doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 6:30pm. Chick Corea, 20-time GRAMMY winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, is a living legend after four decades of unparalleled creativity and artistic output that is simply brilliant. Throughout his career Chick has touched on an astonishing number of musical bases, including, avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works. From September 24-September 26 tickets will be $45 at the bar and $65 for a table reservation. Over the weekend, (September 27-September 28), tickets will be $45 at the bar and $75 for a table reservation.