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Christophe Gerard Named Executive Chef of BLUE NOTE NAPA's Culinary Team; Dylan Torcoletti Named GM; Grammy Winning Trumpeter Chris Botti Opens, 10/25Christophe Gerard Named Executive Chef of BLUE NOTE NAPA's Culinary Team; Dylan Torcoletti Named GM; Grammy Winning Trumpeter Chris Botti Opens, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Blue Note Napa, opening Tuesday, October 25 with GRAMMY winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti at the historic Napa Valley Opera House in downtown Napa, has announced its culinary team for the first West Coast outpost of the legendary jazz club. Chef Christophe Gerard has been named Blue Note Napa's executive chef, bringing an elegant, yet comfortable and approachable California provencal-style to the Blue Note Napa menu, and Dylan Torcoletti has been hired as General Manager. (more...)

3 Doors Down Joins Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Many Others for Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam3 Doors Down Joins Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Many Others for Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

American Rock Band 3 Doors Down have been added as the final artist to join Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

Tedeschi Trucks Band Heads to New York's Beacon Theatre 9/30 - 10/8Tedeschi Trucks Band Heads to New York's Beacon Theatre 9/30 - 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This fall Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue their Beacon Theatre tradition of multiple-night residencies for the sixth consecutive year with the greatest number of shows to date. (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LACLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!
by Tory Gates - Sep 23, 2016

“The blues will always be alive, the blues doesn't need our help.' -- Bill Wax, host of 'Roots and Fruits,' WPFW Radio, Washington, DC (more...)

Metallica to Perform Live on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM Channel Howard 100Metallica to Perform Live on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM Channel Howard 100
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Howard Stern and SiriusXM announced today that Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will perform live on The Howard Stern Show on Howard Stern's exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 on Monday, September 26. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Presents October 2016 LineupBlue Note Hawaii Presents October 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

October promises to be one of the biggest yet at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists. The month kicks off with architects of the Jamaican sound, Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang and the first time Hoku Award-winners Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K will perform together in the showroom. (more...)

Ron Carter Big Band, Miss Coco Peru and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandRon Carter Big Band, Miss Coco Peru and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 26-October 2, featuring Ron Carter Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, and more! (more...)

An Instant Classic Being Released For B.B. King's BirthdayAn Instant Classic Being Released For B.B. King's Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

A newly released song featuring B.B. King is being released 9/16/16 for what would have been the King of the Blues 91 st birthday. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at BirdlandBryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BAY STREET THEATER Shows All New LEGENDS OF ROCK FilmBAY STREET THEATER Shows All New LEGENDS OF ROCK Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Joe Lauro will be hosting an ALL NEW LEGENDS OF ROCK film on Thursday, September 29 at 8 pm. This version is a celebration of the diversity and passion that is AMERICAN MUSIC. Rare film clips of the 'Best of the Best' featuring Sam Cooke, Staple Singers, Beach Boys, Etta James, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson, Ben Goodman, Billie Holiday, Jerry Garcia, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan and many more will be presented by film maker Joe Lauro in celebration of the upcoming 3rd Annual SAG HARBOR AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Blues Singer/Songwriter John Hiatt to Rock the Southern October 11Blues Singer/Songwriter John Hiatt to Rock the Southern October 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Named “…one of rock's most astute singer/songwriters of the last 40 years” by the Los Angeles Times, John Hiatt is touring in support of his 2014 release, Terms of My Surrender. A master lyricist and satirical storyteller, Hiatt weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales of redemption, relationships, growing older, and surrendering through his acoustic blues and soulful, gritty voice. (more...)

Woodstock Film Festival Announces 2016 Trailblazer, Lifetime and Fiercely Independent Award RecipientsWoodstock Film Festival Announces 2016 Trailblazer, Lifetime and Fiercely Independent Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Woodstock Film Festival announced that its honorary Fiercely Independent Award will be presented by Actor Ben Foster to Oren Moverman, an Israeli-American film director, screenwriter, producer, and former journalist based in New York City. (more...)

REGINA SPEKTOR: A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL to Premiere on PBS This OctoberREGINA SPEKTOR: A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL to Premiere on PBS This October
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist REGINA SPEKTOR –known for her chart-topping albums and soulful and evocative songs and music videos – will be featured in a new hour-long special in the popular music series SOUNDSTAGE, premiering on PBS stations nationwide beginning Saturday, October 1, 2016 (check local listings). (more...)

Photo Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Trent Armand Kendall and the band, Brass Illusion (under the direction of Marty Ash), in 'This Crazy Love' on the historic stage on August 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

The Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The IridiumThe Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Iridium has announced its lineup (as of August 26) for this season, including the just-added THE RIES BROTHERS with special guest Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopez on August 31. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Those Girls Return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre For Two Concerts in September 2016Those Girls Return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre For Two Concerts in September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Those Girls, the dynamic vocal harmony group that debuted in New York last spring, returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City for two shows in September. (more...)

Tom Wurth's New Album 'A Different Soul' Features Special Guests Vince Gill & MoreTom Wurth's New Album 'A Different Soul' Features Special Guests Vince Gill & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

TaDa Records has announced the release of GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and musician Tom Wurth's fourth studio album “A Different Soul”, which features contributions from special guests Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown, and John Ford Coley. (more...)

CMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & MoreCMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

CMT today revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" (working title) and "Still The King," marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. (more...)

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