Blue Note Jazz Club Announces November 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 November. Each performer is scheduled for two shows per night, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Dizzy Gillespie protégé Arturo Sandoval will perform at the Blue Note from November 1-3. As one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, Sandoval has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammys with Justin Timberlake, and at the Billboard Music Awards with Alicia Keys. The trumpeter has won six Grammy Awards and was a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group Irakere, whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. Sandoval is also a renowned classical musician, performing regularly with the leading symphony orchestras from around the world. Arturo Sandoval's versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti, and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys amongst many others. He has performed with John Williams with the Boston Pops, and in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle. Tickets are $30 at the bar, $45 for table reservations.
JoAnne Brackeen and Ravi Coltrane come to the Blue Note for one night only on November 4th. Known as "the Picasso of Jazz Piano," JoAnne Brackeen is consistently ranked by critics and jazz magazines as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, along with Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, and Chick Corea. Her writing is remarkable for its creativity, stylistic range, emotional depth, and whimsical spirit. She performs at Blue Note with Ravi Coltrane, the American post-bop jazz saxophonist and son of saxophonist John Coltrane. Tickets are $15 at the bar, $25 for table reservations.
The Michel Camilo Big Band will perform at Blue Note from November 5th through the 10th. A pianist with brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michael Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. A prominent figure at festivals throughout the world, Camilo's recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards, including both GRAMMY Awards and Emmy Awards. Tickets are $30 at the bar, $45 for table reservations.
On November 12th, Eric Harland will perform a birthday celebration show with Chris Potter on saxophone, Taylor Eigsti on piano, Nir Felder on guitar and Matt Penman on bass. A Grammy-nominated drummer, Erica Harland is known as the most "in-demand" drummer of his generation. In addition to his current list of performing groups, which include "James Farm" with Joshua Redman and "Voyager," Eric's own widely recognized group, he also manages to fit in collaborations with world renowned artists including John Mayer, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and more. Tickets are $15 at the bar, $25 for table reservations.
The Manhattan Transfer returns to Blue Note once again from November 14-17th. It's been just about 40 years since Tim Hauser, a former Madison Avenue marketing executive, paid his bills by driving a New York City cab while aspiring to form a harmony vocal quartet sui generis that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song. In the fall of 1972, Hauser met Laurel Masse, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul in fairly quick succession, and the rest, as they say, is history. With numerous Grammy Awards and nominations, the group is currently working on a special project called The Vaults to commemorate its 40 years of incredible vocal jazz. Tickets are $40 at the bar, $65 for table reservations.
Extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist Jane Monheit comes to Blue Note from November 19th through November 24th. Monheit's sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs have made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. Many of her albums have topped Billboard charts, and her most recent album, Home, is a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. Lauded for its maturity, Home is arguably the loveliest and lightest of Monheit's 10-CD discography and solidifies her reputation as one of the greatest jazz chanteuses of our time. Tickets are $20 at the bar, $35 for table reservations.