Yellowjackets, Tommy Igoe Band and More Set for Blue Note Napa This March

Yellowjackets, Tommy Igoe Band and More Set for Blue Note Napa This MarchBlue Note Napa has announced its March 2017 lineup - 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 tickets and more information.

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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.

*Please note correction in show dates* 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!

Wed 3/8 Sacha Sings Sinatra: Feat Sacha Boutros Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($10-25)[8 years & over] Recognized by music critics, peers, celebrities, and musical legends, Sacha is one of the top jazz artists today. Introduced by the great American entertainer Frankie Laine as his "ingénue," and as Protege of the Legendary Red Holloway Sacha has opened for and performed with Patti Austin, James Moody, Karrin Allyson, Julio Iglesias, Marvin Hamlisch, Chubby Checker, Ann Hampton Callaway, Patti Page, Kay Starr, and so many others.

Thu to Sun 3/9-12 Spyro Gyra Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($25-45)[8 years & over]

Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles.

Tue & Wed 3/14-15 Davina and The Vagabonds Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($15-30)[8 years & over]

Davina Sowers and The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to landing a performance on the hit BBC2 show, Later with Jools Holland.

Thu to Sun 3/16-19 Pat Martino Trio Two Showtimes (6:30p and 9:00pm)($25-45)[8 years & over]

Pat Martino is an Italian-American jazz guitarist and composer within the post-bop, fusion, mainstream jazz and soul jazz idioms. In 1980 he suffered a near fatal brain aneurysm that left him with amnesia and without some memory of the guitar and his musical career. With the help of friends, computers, and his old recordings, he made a recovery,[3]and learned to play the guitar again. During his musical career he has recorded well over thirty albums.<


Wed 3/22 Tommy Igoe Band Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($25-35)[8 years & over]

Tommy Igoe is one of the world's most prominent drummers, bandleaders and music education authors. All of his published works are #1 on Amazon, have attained bestseller status on every relevant list worldwide and many are required coursework at top-tier collegiate music schools and conservatories. He has been featured on multiple Grammy award-winning recordings and recently won the coveted 2014 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll award for "Best Jazz Drummer". Tommy also created the drumset book for Disney's Broadway production of "The Lion King" where he also served as the production's Associate Conductor from its inception. He currently is a globally requested clinician and speaker, runs two music residencies in the United States at legendary venues in San Francisco and New York and is President of Deep Rhythm Music LLC, his music services company and publishing arm.

Thu & Sat 3/23-24 The Ray Obiedo Group Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($10-20)[8 years & over]

Contemporary jazz guitarist Ray Obiedo is a Bay Area icon whose music reflects the eclectic, multi-ethnic rhythms found in the Bay Area. Known for his recordings and performances with Herbie Hancock, Sheila E., Grover Washington Jr., Maceo Parker, Pete Escovedo and many others, Obiedo has eight albums to his credit as a leader. Several of these appeared on the highly regarded Windham Hill label, two of which reached Top Ten on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart. His most recent, called Latin Jazz Project, Vol. 1 is out now on the Rhythmus label.

Sat 3/25 Bela Fleck and Abigail Washington Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($65-85)[8 years & over]

Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are ABIGAIL WASHBURN AND BÉLA FLECK-she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots- it's a different matter entirely. There's no denying that theirs is a one-of-a-kind pairing, with one-of-a-kind possibilities.

Fleck and Washburn have collaborated in the past, most visibly in their Sparrow Quartet with Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee. Until last fall, though, any performances they gave as a two-piece were decidedly informal, a pickin' party here, a benefit show at Washburn's grandmother's Unitarian church there. It was inevitable and eagerly anticipated by fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare that these partners in music and life (who married in 2009) would eventually do a full-fledged project together.

Sun to Tue 3/26-28 Kenny G Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($79-125)[8 years & over]

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.

His studio albums Silhouette and Breathless were hugely successful, the latter selling more than 12 million records in the U.S. alone and spawning the Grammy-winning single, "Forever in Love."

Wed 3/29 Davy Knowles Two Showtimes (7p and 9:30pm)($35-45)[8 years & over]

Hot on the heels of the 2015 album release The Outsider, the full-length documentary Island Bound, and an extensive tour schedule, Isle of Man-born Davy Knowles announces his new album Three Miles From Avalon. This collection of new songs sees Davy returning to his roots, and the sounds that first ignited his passion for music.

Thu & Fri 3/30-31 Diane Schuur Two Showtimes (6:30p and 9:00pm)($45-55)[8 years & over]

A leading vocalist in contemporary jazz, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Nicknamed "Deedles" as a child (her mother's endearment), Tacoma-born Schuur grew up steeped in traditional American jazz, courtesy of both parents: David Schuur was a local police captain and amateur pianist, and Joanie Schuur kept a formidable collection of Duke Ellington and Dinah Washington albums in their suburban-Seattle home.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Sat & Sun 4/1-2 Diane Schuur Two Showtimes (6:30p and 9:00pm)($45-55)[8 years & over]

A leading vocalist in contemporary jazz, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Nicknamed "Deedles" as a child (her mother's endearment), Tacoma-born Schuur grew up steeped in traditional American jazz, courtesy of both parents: David Schuur was a local police captain and amateur pianist, and Joanie Schuur kept a formidable collection of Duke Ellington and Dinah Washington albums in their suburban-Seattle home.


Newly opened in October 2016 the Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House.

The Blue Note Napa seamlessly blends the quintessentiAl Greenwich Village jazz club experience - an intimate atmosphere where the stage is so close to you that you feel as if the performers are playing in your very own living room - mixed with the Northern California wine country ambiance and the historic architecture of the ninetieth century Napa Valley Opera House.

The Blue Note Napa spotlights "Four Creative Pillars"; world class music, gourmet farm to table cuisine, spectacular local wines and exciting art!

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