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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...)

Nikki Y's 'Solid Gold' EP Out Today Via A440 EntertainmentNikki Y's 'Solid Gold' EP Out Today Via A440 Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Equal parts Ariana Grande x Ella Fitzgerald with songwriting chops and a voice well beyond her 22 years, Canadian singer-songwriter Nikki Yanofski will release her Wyclef-produced Solid Gold EP October 28th via A440 Entertainment. (more...)

Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan CentreMariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in theChan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant musical travelogue that journeys from Cape Verde to Spain, and from Argentina to Portugal. (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...)

Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGEOprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The ABC Television Network celebrates the unveiling of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.” (more...)


by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

ABC added another collection of powerful voices to the opening of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Stars will include John Batiste, Shirley Caesar, Chloe X Halle, Fantasia, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Cynthia Erivo. (more...)

Flying Lotus Formally Launches Film Finance and Production Company Brainfeeder FilmsFlying Lotus Formally Launches Film Finance and Production Company Brainfeeder Films
by Movies News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Acclaimed and celebrated music artist Flying Lotus and filmmaker Eddie Alcazar have partnered up to form the independent film finance and production outfit Brainfeeder Films (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo and More to Headline Women's Association of NJPAC Spotlight GalaLeslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo and More to Headline Women's Association of NJPAC Spotlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Tony Award winners Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) and Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Kenny Lattimore will bring their powerful voices and dynamic stage presence to NJPAC's 21st Annual Spotlight Gala of the Women's Association of NJPAC on Saturday, October 1. (more...)

Grammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES 10/14Grammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In collaboration with PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES series, The Recording Academy will air 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends' - a special all-star concert honoring The Recording Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients (more...)

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In collaboration with the The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. (more...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin Plays Solo Debut and Lang Lang in BeethovenPrincipal Trumpet Christopher Martin Plays Solo Debut and Lang Lang in Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, with Lang Lang as soloist; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, with Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin as soloist, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. (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...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York PhilharmonicPrincipal Trumpet Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jazz Icon Esperanza Spalding Comes to the Mayo Center This FallJazz Icon Esperanza Spalding Comes to the Mayo Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Jazz icon Esperanza Spalding comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center as she presents Emily's D+Evolution on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8 pm. (more...)

Chan Centre Kicks Off Thrilling Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueChan Centre Kicks Off Thrilling Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) launches its 2016/17 season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, September 25, 2016 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. New Orleans native "Trombone Shorty" - aka Troy Andrews - along with his five-member band, Orleans Avenue, will perform an electrifying fusion of jazz, funk, rock, and hip-hop reflecting the diversity and inclusivity of their hometown. (more...)

Chris Botti to Perform at The Granada Theatre Next MonthChris Botti to Perform at The Granada Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) has announced America's biggest selling instrumental artist, Chris Botti, will perform at The Granada Theatre on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm, as part of the 2016 - 2017 Granada Theatre Concert Series. (more...)

Lisa Hannigan's New Album AT SWIM Released to Critical AcclaimLisa Hannigan's New Album AT SWIM Released to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Lisa Hannigan's new album, At Swim, is out now via ATO Records. The album, which debuted as an NPR First Listen, is receiving widespread critical praise: (more...)

Lisa Hannigan's New Album AT SWIM Out NowLisa Hannigan's New Album AT SWIM Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Lisa Hannigan's new album, At Swim, is out now via ATO Records. The album, which debuted as an NPR First Listen, is receiving widespread critical praise. (more...)

Lisa Hannigan Debuts New Video for 'Ora'; AT SWIM Out  This WeekLisa Hannigan Debuts New Video for 'Ora'; AT SWIM Out This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lisa Hannigan debuts the official music video for her track “Ora.” Watch the video here. This song appears on her highly anticipated new album At Swim, which is streaming exclusively on NPR First Listen. (more...)

Charles Xavier to Release HAPPY NOTE RECORDS SAMPLER 2016 This FallCharles Xavier to Release HAPPY NOTE RECORDS SAMPLER 2016 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Charles Xavier, aka 'The Xman,' is a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a work ethic matched only by his creative madness, Xavier is releasing his sixth full-length album, Happy Note Records Sampler 2016, on October 14, 2016. (more...)

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