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Latin Jazz Sunday and More Coming Up at Blue Note Napa

Blue Note Napa has announced its lineup for tonight, February 24, through March 5, 2017. Scroll down for details!

Blue Note Napa is located at 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559. Call 707-880-2300 or visit www.bluenotenapa.com for more information.


Fri 2/24 Dirty Cello Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($10-20)[8 years & over]
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues, jazz, and traditional American music. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to original and unique takes on American standards, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Sat 2/25 Alvon Johnson: Ambassador of the Blues Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($10-20)[8 years & over] Alvon Johnson is one of the most versatile musicians, singers, and entertainers on the music scene today. He travels the world singing and swinging jazz standards with big bands. He also gallops the globe performing the songs that he performed while working with the rock and roll hall of fame group, The Coasters. When he travels to Russia he is referred to as the "King of the Blues" and the "Ambassador of the Blues". His love and respect for the American Art form is shared by large and enthusiastic audiences all over the world.

Sun 2/26 Latin Jazz Sunday feat. Lisa Andrea Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($10-20)[8 years & over] Offering a versatile repertoire in English, Portuguese and Spanish, LISA ANDREA TORRES a San Francisco Bay Area native, has been performing in the Bay Area, Miami, Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and Mexico for the past 25 years, five of which were spent in Rio and São Paulo, Brazil. Expressing warmth and versatility, Lisa's vocal style and musical arrangements combine elements of contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and Brazilian bossa nova and samba. Lisa appears regularly at local venues, blending the richness and diversity of North and South American music with many of the top Bay Area straight-ahead jazz, Latin Jazz and Brazilian Jazz musicians.

Mon 2/27 no entertainment
Tue 2/28 Humanitas Wines, Foundry Wines & Blue Note Napa
Passport Approved Feat: Katéa, Speaker First, Ben Hazlewood, MADYX Fundraiser
Showtime (7p )($25-$150)[10 years & over]
'Passport Approved Tour' Dinner Concert Fundraiser in Support of the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance

Humanitas Wines, Foundry Wines, A&R Worldwide, Blue Note Napa, Heritage Eats and Hampton Inn & Suites have joined together to host a stellar night of music, food and wine as a kick-off fundraiser for Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance. Napa Valley Unified School District is making a visionary effort to reintegrate arts education back into its schools after losing state and federal funding decades ago.

A&R Worldwide's 'Passport Approved Tour' routes through Blue Note Napa featuring rock 'n' roll international discovery artists Katéa (Finland), Ben Hazlewood (New Zealand), Speaker First (Indonesia) with opener Madyx (USA). With each showcase set, Blue Note Chef Jessica Sedlacek will create a series of four course small plate dishes inspired by each artist's country of origin to pair with Humanitas and Foundry Wines! Promotional radio support comes from KRML102.1 and KKDO 94.7 FM.

Headliner Katéa has recently signed with BMG Scandinavia by the same agent who inked the Tove Lo deal and is represented by Adele's Worldwide Entertainment attorney.

Wed 3/1 Steffen Kuehn Two Showtimes (6:30p and 9:00pm)($10-20)[8 years & over] Trumpeter/composer Steffen Kuehn has become a mainstay of the Bay Area jazz and Latin music scenes since arriving from his native Germany in 1997. He won a 2014 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album for the self-titled debut by the 20-piece Pacific Mambo Orchestra, which he co-leads with pianist Christian Tumalan. An alternately robust and warmly lyrical soloist and an on-point horn-section player, he works regularly with bands led by Latin drummer Brian Andres and timbalero Louie Romero and with jazz drummer Tommy Igoe's Groove Conspiracy.

Thu & Fri 3/2-3 Yellowjackets Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($35-55)[8 years & over]

The Yellowjackets are comprised of Russell Ferrante on Keyboard, Bob Mintzer on Sax, Will Kennedy on Drums and Australian Bassist Dane Alderson. One of the premiere jazz groups of our time, 2-time Grammy winning Yellowjackets have thrilled audiences around the world for more than 30 years.

Sat 3/5 Jelly Bread Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($10-20)[8 years & over]

Over a few short years of touring, Jelly Bread has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a nationally- touring, powerhouse quintet that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist all over the United States. Jelly Bread's distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate "in-the-pocket" drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, "take-'em-to-church" organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.

Sun 3/6 The Presidents CD Release Feat: The Howard Paul & Jody Espina Quartetw/Andres Forrero Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($20-30)[8 years & over]

Benedetto Guitars & Jody Jazz Mouthpieces are known in musician's circles around the world as the best of the best. One thing that keeps these brands on top is that the Chief Executive Officers of both companies are regarded as top players in the business, having toured and recorded extensively as sidemen and leaders. The Presidents is a collaboration bringing Paul and Espina together on stage and incorporating top players they've both worked with in the past. Mark Peterson (bass), Karl Latham (drums) and special guest Andres Forero (percussion) bring their own world class sensibility to the quartet. Straight ahead and American Songbook standards performed on the finest instruments by the hardest working guys in jazz!



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