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Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval and More Set for the Blue Note, Aug 2014

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Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval and More Set for the Blue Note, Aug 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014.

Highlights include: Dee Dee Bridgewater featuring Theo Croker, Conrad Herwig's "Latin Side of Horace Silver" project (which will be recorded live for future release on Half Note Records), Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" (with Esperanza Spalding), Arturo Sandoval, Earl Klugh, and "Quincy Jones Presents: Nikki Yanofsky & Andreas Varady Album Releases + Special Guests," among others.


AUGUST 2014 ARTIST SCHEDULE
8:00PM & 10:30PM shows each night, unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:00pm. $5 minimum.

Thursday - Sunday, July 31 - August 3

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

William "Count" Basie, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time whose talent with the keyboard elevated jazz to a new art form, started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri. Dedicated to continuing the Basie legacy, the Orchestra is still going strong today and will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2015. The group is in constant demand for television and films and has won 17 GRAMMY Awards and 20 DownBeat and JazzTimes polls, more than any other big band in jazz.

Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

Monday, August 4

Quincy Jones Presents: Nikki Yanofsky & Andreas Varady Album Releases + Special Guests

Blue Note Jazz Club (in association with Quincy Jones Productions) is proud to present album release performances showcasing two of jazz's most talked about new artists: 20-year-old vocalist Nikki Yanofsky and 17-year-old guitarist Andreas Varady (both of whom are managed by Jones). At just 20 years old, Yanofsky has topped both jazz and pop charts, performed with orchestras and big bands, and sold out festivals and major theaters around the world; in 2010, she sang to 3.2 billion people - half the world's population - at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has worked with luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Phil Ramone, Will.i.am, Wyclef Jean, and Elton John. She performs in support of her new album, Little Secret, released in May 2014. Varady is "one of the most talented people on this planet, who takes the music back to where it belongs," says Jones. A child prodigy, Varady has performed with a collection of world class musicians including: Lee Ritenour, Alfredo Rodriguez, Frank Vignola, Casey Benjamin, and many more. He performs in support of his new debut self-titled album, scheduled for August 5, 2014 release on Verve Music Group. Varady will only perform as an opener for the first show at 7:00PM (with special guests, to be announced).

*Show Times: 7:00PM & 10:30PM*

Music Charge: $15 - Bar, $25 - Table

Tuesday - Sunday, August 5-10

Arturo Sandoval

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, renowned trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is proud to return to Blue Note Jazz Club. His latest Concord Records release, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), won the 2013 GRAMMY Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, and pays tribute to his mentor, Gillespie, showcasing the legend's greatest compositions. Sandoval is noted as one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, having performed with Celine Dion at the Oscars, with Justin Timberlake at the GRAMMY Awards, and with Alicia Keys at the Billboard Music Awards.

Music Charge:

Tuesday - Thursday: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

Friday - Sunday: $30 - Bar, $45 - Table

Tuesday - Sunday, August 12-17

Earl Klugh

Following six-night appearances in August 2012 and 2013 respectively, GRAMMY-winning master guitarist Earl Klugh's return to Blue Note Jazz Club for another six nights this August (2014) marks the third iteration of what has become an annual summer residency. Recording over 30 albums in his multi-million-selling career including 23 Top 10 charting records - five of them No. 1 - on Billboard's Jazz Album chart, Klugh performs in support of his latest Concord Records album, HandPicked (2013) - a solo guitar album featuring a handful of collaborative string duets (featuring the likes of country legend Vince Gill, contemporary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro). Klugh's credit appears on recordings by Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Al Jarreau, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx and many others.

Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

Tuesday - Sunday, August 19-24

The Latin Side of Horace Silver: Conrad Herwig & The Latin Side All-Stars

W/ Special Guest Michel Camilo (8/19-21)

Live Half Note Records Album Recording

Trombonist Conrad Herwig returns to Blue Note with "The Latin Side of Horace Silver" program, spotlighting the music of jazz legend Horace Silver (who recently passed away in June 2014). This marks Herwig's seventh project in the "Latin Side" franchise. The engagement will be recorded live (to be released on Half Note Records in 2015). GRAMMY, Emmy, and Latin GRAMMY Award winning pianist and composer Michel Camilo will guest for three nights. Since 1998, Herwig's "Latin Side" franchise has focused on reimagining seminal jazz musicians' compositions by showcasing those compositions within the framework of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Past projects have paid homage to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, among others, receiving several GRAMMY Award nominations for Half Note Records. Herwig's latest "Latin Side" album, The Latin Side of Joe Henderson featuring Joe Lovano, is scheduled for September 16, 2014 release on Half Note.

Music Charge: $20 - Bar, $35 - Table

Tuesday - Thursday, August 26-28

Tom Harrell "Colors of a Dream"

The latest project from the prolific trumpeter and composer Newsweek praised for his "pure melodic genius," Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" is a captivating piano-less sextet with two bassists -- one of them the stellar Esperanza Spalding - and invigorating music by one of jazz's most admired artists. The lineup also features bassist Ugonna Okegwo, tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, and drummer Jonathan Blake. A veteran of bandleaders such as Horace Silver and Phil Woods and a frequent winner of the DownBeat and JazzTimes magazines' critics and readers polls, Harrell is known for the burnished warmth and melodic grace and freedom of his trumpet and flugelhorn playing.

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