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EDDIE PALMIERI 75th Birthday Celebration MAR 13 - 18

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WO R L D ’ S F I N E S T JA Z Z C L U B A N D R E S TAU R A N T 131 w. 3rd st. new york city 212. 475. 8592 www.bluenotejazz.com


TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY: 8PM & 10:30PM LATE NIGHT GROOVE: FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 12:30AM midnight SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH 12:30PM & 2:30 PM

MARCH CALENDAR GUY DAVIS & THE HIGH FLYING ROCKETS mar 5

EDMAR CASTANEDA CD RELEASE with GONZALO

RUBALCABA & MIGUEL ZENON MAR 6 – 7

CHUCK LOEB “PLAIN ‘N’ SIMPLE”

MAR 8 - 11

JOE LOUIS WALKER CD RELEASE SHOW

MAR 12

SUNDAY BRUNCH

LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES

COMBO NUVO MAR 4

MARILYN CARINO ft. THE DRED SCOTT TRIO MAR 2

YOSHIAKI MASUO TRIO MAR 11 JUILLIARD JAZZ BRUNCH MAR 18 TAKUYA KURODA SEXTET MAR 25

JJ SANSAVERINO & NU JAZZ MAR 3 ROGIÉRS MAR 9 DARA TUCKER MAR 10

75th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

ALLMAN BROTHERS AFTER-PARTY with THE CKS BAND MAR 16

MAR 13 – 18

TBA MAR 17

EDDIE PALMIERI with BRIAN LYNCH, DONALD HARRISON, CONRAD HERWIG & MORE!

BRIAN CULBERTSON & DAVID BENOIT PIANO 2 PIANO

MAR 19

JAMES MOODY SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT FT. PAQUITO D’RIVERA, RANDY BRECKER, CHRIS POTTER, FRANK WESS & MANY MORE!

Mar 26

THE BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA FT. KENNY WERNER & CHRIS POTTER MAR 27 - APR 1

THE REVELATIONS FEATURING TRÉ WILLIAMS MAR 23 JUICEBOX MAR 24 MICHAEL FEINBERG 25th BIRTHDAY SHOW ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC MAR 30 WOMEN OF SOUL MAR 31


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MARILYN CARINO with THE DRED SCOTT TRIO Friday, March 2 12:30am

$12 @ table / $12 @ bar

After a brief stint behind the recording console, Carino’s musical saga began in the form of Mudville, a duo that produced three critically-acclaimed albums. Mudville’s song “Wicked” won a 2008 Independent Music Award for Best Song, and it has continued to be a signature song as she moved on from Mudville to her new solo incarnation and latest album, Little Genius (2011). As a jazz singer making electronic music with veins similar to Portishead and Beck, Ca-

rino’s work is sexy and thick, her voice an affecting instrument with an elegant grittiness, soaring above violent organs and chunky beats. As Little Genius, she does all the recording, mixing, producing, and performing herself, her personality imbued in the smoky-dark production, expressive singing, and themes that dig for hope. Tonight’s performance will feature Carino performing with the acclaimed Dred Scott Trio.

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JJ SANSAVERINO & NU JAZZ Saturday, March 3 12:30am

$10 @ table / $10 @ bar

Over the past several years, guitarist Joe “JJ” Sansaverino has reached millions with his music, touring the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. He has worked with the best in the business in a wide range of idioms, both live and in the studio, and has appeared on hundreds of recordings. Sansaverino has appeared and recorded with artists like George Clinton, Kelly Price, SuperCat,

Shabba Ranks, Monty Alexander, the Jungle Brothers, Rita and Kymani Marley, and Toots and the Maytals. He settled in as lead guitarist for Maxi Priest in 2000, immediately embarking on the first of several world tours. Together with his band Nu Jazz, he continues to perform while simultaneously preparing for the recording of his forthcoming sophomore album, Waiting for You.


NYU SUNDAY BRUNCH SERIES COMBO NUVO

NYU STEINHARDT ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE ENSEMBLE SUNDAY, MARCH 4

12:30PM & 2:30PM $24.50 includes Show, Brunch & 1 Drink

Combo Nuvo is a unique improvisational ensemble featuring some of New York City’s leading jazz artists: Dave Schroeder, artistic director and harmonica player; Lenny Pickett, saxophonist and bandleader for Saturday Night Live; renowned arranger and composer Rich Shemaria; guitarist and composer Brad Shepik; bassist and cellist Mike Richmond; and percussionist extraordinaire John Hadfield. The group combines influences ranging from jazz and classical to blues and world music. The group is

the Artists-In-Residence Ensemble in the NYU Jazz Studies Department and often collaborates with symphony orchestras around the world. Individually, the members of Combo Nuvo have performed with such music legends as Miles Davis, Ravi Shankar, Elton John, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Natalie Cole, Dave Douglas, Oscar Castro Neves, Randy Brecker, and Tower of Power. These musical experiences combine to create truly original music.

ARRIVE EARLY, EAT DINNER & GET THE BEST SEATS

GREGORY PORTER

KYLE EASTWOOD

MAR 16 7:30PM

MAR 25 8PM

FEB 16 6:30PM

HIDEKI TOGI WITH

IWAO FURUSAWA 1400-YEAR HERITAGE OF JAPANESE GAGAKU MEETS VIOLIN AND PIANO

MAR 28 8PM

chick corea SOLO PERFORMANCE 2 SHOWS!

APR 5 8PM & 10:30PM


GUY DAVIS & THE HIGH FLYING ROCKETS MONDAY, MARCH 5

8PM & 10:30PM

$20 @ TABLE / $10 @ BAR

Guy Davis is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeates every corner of his creativity. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing it to as many ears as possible by performing the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs. Throughout his life, Davis has had overlapping interests in music and acting, and he has enjoyed having the chance to combine the two on stage. He made his Broadway musical debut in 1991 in Mule Bone, and in 1993 he performed Off-Broadway as legendary blues player Robert Johnson in Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil, winning rave reviews. He also recently appeared on Broadway as the harmonica-playing Sunny in the revival of Finian’s Rainbow. For the past decade, Davis has concentrated much of his effort on writing, recording, and performing music. In the fall of 1995, he released his Red House Records debut Stomp Down Rider. The album landed on top lists all over the country, including lists in the Boston Globe and Pulse Magazine. Davis’s next several albums for Red House, including Call Down the Thunder (1996), You Don’t Know My Mind (1998), and Butt Naked Free (2000), won similar critical acclaim and solidified his position as one of the most important blues artists of our time. Davis’s fifth album, 2002’s Give in Kind, caught the ear of Ian Anderson, the founder and lead singer of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest bands, Jethro Tull. Anderson invited Davis to open for Tull during the summer of 2003. In his invitation, he wrote: “Folk Blues (Sonny Terry,

J.B. Lenoir) is where I started. Hearing Davis is like coming home again.” Davis’s more recent albums, including Chocolate to the Bone (2003), Skunkmello (2006), and Sweetheart Like You (2009), have also garnered the bluesman numerous awards and accolades. Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for nine W.C. Handy awards, including nominations for Best Acoustic Blues Album, Best Blues Song, and Best Acoustic Blues Artist. In addition to his work on his own projects, he has contributed songs to a host of tribute, compilation, and children’s albums and is extremely active as an educator.


EDMAR CASTANEDA – CD Release Show with GONZALO RUBALCABA & MIGUEL ZENÓN MARCH 6 - 7

8PM & 10:30PM

$25 @ TABLE / $15 @ BAR

Grammy-nominated harpist Edmar Castaneda will celebrate his sophomore release Double Portion (Arpa Y Vaz, 2012) at the Blue Note on March 6 and 7. The record’s title refers to Castaneda’s attempt at fusing the music of his native Columbia with the sounds of New York, as well as his use of both the Colombian folk arpa llanera and the traditional classical harp. On each of the recording’s ten tracks, nine of which are original compositions, Castaneda plays in solo or duo settings with pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon or mandolin virtuoso Hamilton de Holanda. At the Blue Note, Rubalcaba and Zenon will both be on hand to join Castaneda in performing these new works live for the first time. A master at realizing beautiful complexities of time, while skillfully drawing out lush colors and dynamic spirit, Castaneda has been characterized as “almost a world unto himself” by The New York Times. The legendary Paquito D’Rivera, Castaneda’s frequent collaborator, has remarked: “Edmar is … an enormous talent – he has the versatility and the enchanting charisma of a musician who has taken his harp out of the shadow to become one of the most original musicians from the Big Apple.” Born in post-revolutionary Havana, Cuba, Rubalcaba first introduced his instantly recognizable pianistic touch and spirit to the broader world in the early ‘80s. Since then he has garnered Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards (for Nocturne (2001) with Charlie Haden and Supernova (2001), respectively), as well as an additional 15 Grammy nominations. Rubalcaba has performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Ignacio Berroa, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Haden, Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Eric

Harland, Marcus Gilmore, John Patitucci, and Jack DeJohnette, among others. He continues to tour the world as a bandleader and solo pianist in jazz and classical settings. Multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American folkloric music and jazz. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has released six recordings as a leader, including his latest, Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook (2011).


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CHUCK LOEB – PLAIN ‘N’ SIMPLE

with WILL LEE, PAT BIANCHI, LIONEL CORDEW, JACK DeJOHNETTE ANDY SNITZER, CARMEN CUESTA & LIZZY LOEB March 8 & 11:January $25 @ table $15 @ Sunday, 8 /8PM & bar 10:30PM March 9 & 10: $35 @ table / $20 @ bar

$35 @ table / $25 @ bar

More than just a jazz guitar player, Chuck Loeb is the consummate musician. In a career that spans over four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger, and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. In addition to crafting a fine discography of his own and producing albums for a number of high-profile artists, his resume also includes music for commercial jingles and a variety of television programs and movies. After attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Loeb moved to New York City. Throughout his early years in the Big Apple, he began making a name for himself as a sideman with jazz luminaries like Chico Hamilton, Ray Barreto, and Hubert Laws. In 1979, jazz luminary Stan Getz invited Loeb to join his band. The gig proved to be a pivotal experience for Loeb. He toured the world, composed much of the band’s music, and ultimately became its musical director. It was also during this time that he met and married Carmen Cuesta, a vocalist and songwriter from Madrid, Spain. In 1985, Loeb joined the group Steps Ahead with Michael Brecker, Michael Mainieri, Peter Erskine, and Victor Bailey. Returning to the festivals and stages of the jazz world rekindled his desire to focus on his own music. In 1988, after nearly 10 years of intense studio work, he made the decision to develop his own recording career and released My Shining Hour (1989) on a Japanese label. He then released Magic Fingers (1989) on the audiophile label DMP. After four more releases under this imprint, Loeb left to sign with the Shanachie label, where he released The Music Inside in 1996.

Concurrent with his solo career, Loeb also recorded with Metro, a four-piece contemporary jazz combo that included keyboardist Mitch Forman, drummer Wolfgang Haffner, and a succession of bassists: Anthony Jackson, Victor Bailey, and Mel Brown. After nine years and seven solo albums, Loeb left Shanachie and joined Heads Up in late 2006. He has since released two albums on the label, Presence (2007) and Between 2 Worlds (2009). His latest album, Plain ‘n’ Simple, dropped in 2011 and marks his first foray into the jazz organ combo schema. Tonight’s show will feature Loeb performing in this same format, featuring organist Pat Bianchi (who recorded on the album) and a host of other talented musicians, including two very special guest vocalists.


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ROGIÉRS Friday, March 9 12:30am

$10 @ table / $10 @ bar

Many, many things could be said about Rogiérs (pronounced “Ro-ghe-ay”). Some may recall his 2005 single with the Platinum Pied Pipers & Mark de Clive-Lowe on the underground hit “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Others know him for his 2008 debut album single “Hollywood Story,” the hot collaboration with Robert Glasper and Bilal. Yet others recognize Rogiérs as the voice of jazz-fusion group Soul Cycle, and a few fans still refer to him as Alicia Keys’s

former keyboardist and background singer. Whatever comes to mind, since 2002 Rogiérs has established himself as a premier voice within the echelon of independent R&B, soul, jazz, and deep house music artists. He has independently released two albums, two EPs, and various singles and compilations, receiving airplay all over the world.

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DARA TUCKER Saturday, March 10 12:30am

$10 @ table / $10 @ bar

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker’s emotive vocals appeal to fans of the Great American Songbook as well as lovers of modern ballads and soulful grooves. After briefly joining the nine-tofive world as a corporate language trainer, she relocated to Nashville and released her debut album, All Right Now, in 2009. In 2010 and ‘11 alone, Tucker performed in such venues as Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Pete Miller’s Jazz

in Chicago and Miles Jazz Club right here in New York City. In addition to her working ensemble, she has performed or recorded with musicians like Charlie Hunter, Aaron Goldberg, Jason Marsalis, Derrek Phillips, Derico Watson, and Brian Coogan, to name a few. Her latest album, Soul Said Yes, hit shelves in 2012. The album reveals Tucker’s wider craftsmanship, featuring a blend of standards, gospel-oriented cuts, and originals.


EAST MEETS WEST SUNDAY BRUNCH SERIES YOSHIAKI MASUO TRIO SUNDAY, MARCH 11

12:30PM & 2:30PM $24.50 includes Show, Brunch & 1 Drink

Born in Tokyo in 1946, guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo was first discovered by alto saxophonist Sadao Watanabe. Masuo joined his group in 1967 and was quickly named the No. 1 guitarist in the readers’ poll of Swing Journal. In 1971, Masuo relocated to New York and quickly began playing with artists like Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, Elvin Jones, and Lee Konitz. In 1973, he joined the Sonny Rollins group; over the next 10 years he toured extensively with the saxophonist

and appeared on four of his albums, including The Cutting Edge (1974). He also collaborated with organist Larry Young and released a number of fine fusion albums. After a lengthy period working as a producer, Masuo recently returned to full-time guitar playing, releasing Life is Good in 2008. His latest release is I’m Glad There is You (2009).

2011 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Best Instrumental Composition Best Improvised Jazz Solo & Best Instrumental Arrangement HALF NOTE RECORDS NEW RELEASE

RANDY BRECKER With THE DANISH RADIO BIG BAND

THE JAZZ BALLAD SONG BOOK Trumpeter Randy Brecker, an emeritus statesman whose life in music spans six decades, forges a career record, exploring the contours of jazz’s Great American Songbook in collaboration with the DR Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. With lushly conceived charts penned by jazz’s premier arrangers, including Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, THE JAZZ BALLAD SONG BOOK is both cinematic and intimate, reflecting perfectly the scope of Brecker’s contribution to popular music. Evergreens include “Cry Me a River,” “All or Nothing at All,” “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Skylark.” AVAILABLE UPSTAIRS IN THE BLUE NOTE GIFT SHOP!


JOE LOUIS WALKER

CD RELEASE SHOW FOR HELLFIRE MONDAY, MARCH 12

8PM & 10:30PM

$25 @ TABLE / $15 @ BAR

Award-winning guitar slinger, deeply soulful vocalist, and gifted songwriter Joe Louis Walker has been releasing groundbreaking music since 1986, but his career goes all the way back to the mid-1960s. As a 16-year-old, he was the house guitarist at San Francisco’s famed musical playground The Matrix, where he played with or opened shows for everyone from Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimi Hendrix to Thelonious Monk. These ear-opening surroundings explain the ease with which Walker blends blues, rock, gospel, jazz, and country, making it seem as if the walls between these styles never existed in the first place. The New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry, and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” According to Living Blues, he is “one of today’s modern musical masters.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.” On the heels of his musical education at The Matrix, Walker met guitarist Michael Bloomfield in 1968. Bloomfield helped push Walker’s blues in a more rock-fueled direction and became the single biggest influence on his sound. From 1975 to 1985, Walker performed nothing but gospel music, before returning to the blues in 1985. He soon signed to Hightone Records, which released his debut album, Cold is the Night (1986). Firmly rooted in blues, gospel, R&B, and rock, the album caught the attention of music fans around the country. Since then, Walker has released 23 more albums and two DVDs and has toured worldwide. He’s won four Blues Music Awards, including the 2010 Album of the Year Award for Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2009) and has been nominated for 43 more. He’s also recorded as

a guest with some of the blues world’s best-known artists, including appearances on Grammy-winning records by B.B. King and James Cotton. With each subsequent release, Walker’s music, audience, and touring schedule continue to grow. Nowhere is this growth more apparent than on Walker’s Alligator Records debut Hellfire, the release of which he celebrates at the Blue Note tonight. Burning with rock energy and intense blues feeling, the disc is what Walker describes as the most deeply soulful album of his career.


EDDIE PALMIERI 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with BRIAN LYNCH, DONALD HARRISON, CONRAD HERWIG, JOSE CLAUSSELL, VINCENTE “LITTLE JOHNNY” RIVERO, LUQUES CURTIS & ORLANDO VEGA March 13 - 18

8PM & 10:30PM

$45 @ TABLE / $30 @ BAR

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold pioneering drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of both salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. The purveyor of a unique and rhythmically aggressive piano style, he has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and boasts a discography that includes over 36 titles.

Palmieri’s unconventional style would once again surprise critics and fans with the 1970 release Harlem River Drive. This recording was the first to merge Black and Latin styles, resulting in a free-form sound that encompassed elements of salsa, funk, soul, and jazz. This new fusion moved effortlessly through moods, grooves, and textures with its multi-dimensional guitar, funky piano riffs, notable brass, and unforgettable rhythm section. Since the late ‘80s, Palmieri has been collecting a stunning array of awards and honors. In 1988, the Smithsonian Institute recorded two of his performances for the catalog of the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. He was awarded the Eubie Blake Award by Dr. Billy Taylor in 1991 and is among the very few Latin musicians recognized by both the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico and New York state.

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Palmieri began his professional career as a pianist in the early ‘50s with Eddie Forrester’s Orchestra. In 1955 he joined Johnny Segui’s band. He also spent a year with the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra before forming his own band, the legendary La Perfecta, in 1961. La Perfecta was unique in that it featured a trombone section in place of trumpets, demonstrating the early stages of Palmieri’s unorthodox means of orchestration.

In 2002, he received the National Black Sports and Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Award. Palmieri has won nine Grammy Awards (and was in fact instrumental in creating the Latin Jazz award category), stretching from his first in 1975 for The Sun of Latin Music (1975) all the way through his 2007 win for Simpatico (2006) with trumpet master Brian Lynch. Palmieri’s distinct style and singular vision have paved the way for groundbreaking music, ensuring his unique musical legacy. Tonight at the Blue Note, he will celebrate his 75th birthday with a host of close associates whose careers and lives he has forever shaped.


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ALLMAN BROTHERS AFTER-PARTY featuring

THE CKS BAND

Friday, February 16 12:30AM $15 @ table / $15 @ bar The CKS Band is a powerhouse organ trio and a blues, soul, and rock supergroup. The band features Randy Ciarlante (The Levon Helm Band) on drums and vocals, Bruce Katz (The Gregg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton) on Hammond B-3 organ, and Scott Sharrard (The Gregg Allman Band) on guitar and vocals. These three powerhouse musicians formed the CKS Band in September of 2011 and have since played the

Bearsville Theater, Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble, and many other venues, all to spectacular reviews. An official live album is set for release in the spring of 2012, along with many more shows across the country. The CKS Band will perform at the Blue Note as an afterparty celebration following The Allman Brothers Band’s performance earlier that night at the Beacon Theatre.

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TBA Saturday, March 17 12:30am

$10 @ table / $10 @ bar

Every Friday and Saturday night, the Blue Note hosts the Late Night Groove Series, featuring some of the most innovative, cutting-edge musicians from New York City and beyond. Genres performed at the Late Night Groove Series run the gamut from jazz and funk to hip-hop and R&B, with improvisation being the common thread throughout. Over the last ten years, the series has played host to some of the biggest names in music,

such as DJ Logic & Project Logic, Brazilian Girls, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Popper, Ledisi, Vernon Reid, John Scofi eld, Benevento & Russo, Skerik, Adam Deitch, and Eric Roberson, to name a few. Check our website www.bluenotejazz.com to see which artist will be performing in tonight’s Late Night Groove Series!


JUILLIARD JAZZ BRUNCH SERIES JUILLIARD JAZZ BRUNCH: A TRIBUTE TO CANNONBALL ADDERLEY SUNDAY, MARCH 18 12:30PM & 2:30PM $24.50 includes Show, Brunch & 1 Drink

Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hardbop era of the 1950s and ‘60s. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Adderley moved to New York in the mid-’50s. Adderley already had an established career as a high school band director in Florida when, during a 1955 visit to New York, he was persuaded to sit in with Oscar Pettiford’s group at the Cafe Bohemia.

As they say, the rest is history. This afternoon, the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble will pay tribute to Adderley by performing many of the classic jazz hits with which he is associated, including “Jive Samba,” “Walk Tall,” “Limehouse Blues,” “Country Preacher,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” and many others. So, as Cannonball himself would say, “Come on down, relax, pat your feet, and have a good time.”

HALF NOTE RECORDS NEW RELEASE

KENNY WERNER With THE BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING Long regarded as one of Europe’s premier big bands - a group that “manifests love,” according to Grammy-winning arranger Maria Schneider - The Brussels Jazz Orchestra has joined hands with Kenny Werner to create a winning tableau vivant of spirited writing and performance. The Institute of Higher Learning features a sumptuous 3-part suite, “Cantabile,” that reinforces in a singular way Werner’s place among forwardthinking jazzmen. Textural, rhythmic, evincing cascading swirls of color, it was inspired by and dedicated to Bob Brookmeyer. Led by reedman and group founder Frank Vaganee, the BJO offers a perfect canvas for Werner’s painterly approach to composition and arranging.

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BRIAN CULBERTSON & DAVID BENOIT PIANO 2 PIANO

Monday, March 19 8PM & 10:30PM $35 @ TABLE / $20 @ BAR

Brian Culbertson and David Benoit, two of the most highly regarded and highest profile pianists in contemporary jazz, join forces for a unique performance. Playing two acoustic grand pianos, Culbertson and Benoit will combine their distinctive styles to perform their bestknown compositions, along with fresh original material. Having recorded on over 20 No. 1 records and released 12 of his own, Brian Culbertson released his self-titled debut, Long Night Out, in 1994 at age 20. Modern Life (1995) followed soon after, driven by the success of the hit single “Come to Me.” The hits kept coming with After Hours (1996) and Secrets (1997), the latter of which featured “So Good” and “On My Mind.” His 1999 release Somethin’ Bout Love sat high on the CJ Top 20 charts for nearly a year with two No. 1 singles, “Back in the Day” and “Do You Really Love Me?” Culbertson greeted the new millennium with Nice & Slow (2001), which spent six weeks atop Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, thanks to the No. 1 singles “Get it On” and “All About You.” After Come On Up (2003) and It’s On Tonight (2005), Culbertson continued this collaborative trend with 2008’s Bringing Back the Funk, a salute to ‘70s soul music that featured guest spots from artists

like Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Musiq Soulchild, and more. XII, the fittinglytitled latest album in his storied career, dropped in 2010. Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive tenure as a contemporary jazz pianist has included over 25 solo recordings. His ‘80s releases This Side Up (1986), Freedom at Midnight (1987), and the Grammynominated Every Step of the Way (1987) are considered influential genre classics. His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown-related projects – including Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (2000) and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas (2005). Benoit’s ever-expanding slate of orchestral music endeavors includes his ongoing role as conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra and leading such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphonies of London, San Francisco, Atlanta, and San Jose. In addition to performing, he is active as a film composer and has been a longtime guest educator with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, winning the organization’s Excellence in Music Education award in 2001. His most recent release, Earthglow, came out in 2010.


STANLEY CLARKE TRIO

with Lenny White & Beka Gochiashvili

LARRY CORYELL TRIO

with John Colianni & Daryl Johns

March 20 - 22, 25 8PM & 10:30PM March 23 & 24: 8PM & 10:30PM

Tonight’s show is a double feature – one ticket grants you access to performances by both the Stanley Clarke and Larry Coryell trios!

STANLEY CLARKE Fresh off his Grammy win, world-renowned bassist Stanley Clarke returns to the Blue Note stage with his trio. A boundary-crossing musician who was among the first bassists in history to headline tours, sell out shows worldwide, and have his albums certified Gold, Clarke first exploded onto the New York jazz scene in 1971, immediately landing jobs with famous bandleaders like Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, and Chick Corea. Clarke went on to co-found the seminal electric jazz fusion outfit Return to Forever with Corea and spend his career as a veritable king of both the acoustic and electric jazz worlds. His artistry has spanned classical, jazz, R&B, and pop idioms, and he has found tremendous success in each, all while winning a host of awards: Grammys, Emmys, every readers’ poll out there, all the critics’ polls, and more. This week, Clarke’s trio will consist of longtime drummer Lenny White and 15-year-old wunderkind pianist Beka Gochiashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia.

$35 @ TABLE / $20 @ BAR $45 @ table / $25 @ bar

LARRY CORYELL One of the world’s acknowledged guitar masters, Larry Coryell is among the most prominent pioneers of jazz-rock fusion. A true musical polyglot, he’s equally capable of shredding screeching rock licks and delivering delicate acoustic gems. He has toured or recorded with virtually every major figure in the jazz world, including Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, and Charles Mingus. Coryell made his debut as a leader in the mid-’60s, blending elements of rock, jazz, and Eastern music with his band The Eleventh House. He unplugged in the mid-’70s and produced a large volume of acoustic music, much of it in duo and trio settings with artists like Emily Remler, John Scofield, Joe Beck, Steve Khan, and John McLaughlin. He returned to the electric sound in the mid-’80s with a guitar power trio featuring McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. Forever an innovator, he continues to cross boundaries of style and genre with his music. Tonight at the Blue Note, he performs with his trio in a set titled “Tales from the Montgomery Bus Boycott.” Joining Coryell this week will be pianist John Colianni and bassist Daryl Johns.


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THE REVELATIONS featuring TRÉ WILLIAMS Friday, March 23 12:30am

$10 @ table / $10 @ bar

Welcome to The Revelations featuring Tré Williams. Here, there are no teenage whines and no auto tune: there’s nothing but pure, unadulterated soul. This band represents a renewed dawning in soul music, one that marries the concrete jungle grit of the streets with the midnight blues of the rural South. Few voices resonate like that of baritone powerhouse Tré Williams. One listen is all it takes to be hooked on his silk and gravel tone. Rell, Tré’s co-lyricist and Revelations covocalist, was a featured vocalist and lyri-

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JUICEBOX Saturday, March 24 12:30am

$10 @ table / $10 @ bar

A funk and soul group spearheaded by Nick Myers, JuiceBox pays tribute to the funk masters with original compositions, while simultaneously covering grooveoriented classics by Ray Charles, James Brown, Eddie Harris, and Horace Silver. The band creates a sound that is reminiscent of improvised groove jazz from the 1960s, making audiences get up to dance in venues across NYC and in Italy, France, and Spain. JuiceBox was created by saxophonist and composer Nick

cist on the Roc-A-Fella label for nearly a decade and has worked with a veritable who’s who of urban music. Brought together with an accomplished group of backing musicians by the bold vision of hip-hop producer Bob Perry, this band’s unique sound is a jackpot for music lovers everywhere. DAVID SANBORN Bowie, eventually performing his famous solo on Bowie’s 1975 recording Young Americans. It was also in 1975 that Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off. While Sanborn continued working with other performers such as Paul Simon and James Taylor in the coming years, he also continued flexing his considerable muscles as a solo artist, eventually scoring massive popular hits with Hideaway (1980), Grammy-winning Voyeur (1981), and Backstreet (1983), the last of which proved to be a major hit in the world of contemporary jazz. He won his second of six career Grammy Awards in 1986 for Double Vision (with Bob James), and in the late 1980s he hosted the classic television program Night Music. Throughout thewas ‘90s,the ‘00s,2008 and into the present, Myers, who recipient of Sanborn has continued tour and record, having the Massimo UrbanitoAward (the Italian amassed a wide andprestigious enthusiasticMonk fan base around equivalent of the Comthe world. Recent albums likefeatures Dreaming Girl petition). The band also Aaron (2008), Here Gone (2008), and Only EveryRockers on& trumpet, a busy sideman thing reflect the essence an artistLisa at and (2010) bandleader in his ownof right; peace with own sound development, yet Ramey onhis vocals; Emmyand Award-winning still hungry –Lucas eager to exploreand the possibilities producer Cantor Frank Co- of his instrument and hisDave abilities. gliano on guitars; Mainella on or-

gan; Isaac Jaffe on bass; and Jon Wert on drums.


EAST MEETS WEST BRUNCH SERIES TAKUYA KURODA SEXTET SUNDAY, MARCH 25 12:30PM & 2:30PM $24.50 includes Show, Brunch & 1 Drink

With his brilliant tone and soulful, passionate delivery, it’s no wonder that young Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda continues to thrive in New York City. Originally from Kobe, Takuya came to the U.S. in 2003 to study at The New School. Since arriving in New York, he has become a fixture on the music scene, performing alongside living legends like Junior Mance, acknowledged masters like Francisco Mela and Pino

Palladino, and the rising stars of his generation, including José James, Ben Williams, and Kris Bowers. Kuroda has released two albums as a leader, Bitter and High (2010) and Edge (2011), both to critical acclaim. He has performed at notable festivals worldwide and at some of the most important live music venues in the country, including the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, Radio City Music Hall, and the Village Underground.

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Striking, bold, organic, and beautiful. Those words describe Maya Azucena’s voice, her music, and her message. On CRY LOVE her impressive talent unfolds over eleven tracks. An anthem for justice, the title track constitutes the album’s core concept. Her desire to inspire and empower listeners saturates the edgy groove of “Warriors” and the sanguine sway of “Near”. “The Half” is a harrowing take propelled by rock icon Vernon Reid. She invited reggae legend and Billboard #1 artist iNi Kamoze aboard on “My Back’s Not Up Against The Wall” while the glistening, acoustic qualities of “Belong To The Sun” furnish another standout cut. The songs are all unified by a remarkable depth and stunning musicality.

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2nd ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LOVE IN HONOR OF JAMES MOODY

A CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE JAMES MOODY SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEWARK YOUTH All proceeds from tonight’s concert will go towards Moody’s foundation, the CFNJ James Moody Jazz Scholarship Fund for Newark Youth For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody serenaded lovers with his signature song “Moody’s Mood For Love,” an improvisation on the chord progressions of I’m in the Mood for Love. Born in Savannah, Georgia on March 26, 1925, and raised in Newark, New Jersey, James Moody took up the alto sax, a gift from his uncle, at the age of 16. Within a few years he fell under the spell of the deeper more full-bodied tenor saxophone after hearing Buddy Tate and Don Byas perform with the Count Basie Band at the Adams Theater in Newark, New Jersey. In 1946, following service in the United States Air Force, Moody joined the seminal bebop big band of Dizzy Gillespie, beginning an association that - on stage and record, in orchestras and small combos - afforded a young Moody worldwide exposure and ample opportunity to shape his improvisational genius. Upon joining Gillespie, Moody was at first awed, he now admits, by the orchestra’s incredible array of talent, which included Milt Jackson, Kenny Clark, Ray Brown, Thelonius Monk. The encouragement of the legendary trumpeter-leader, made his mark on the young saxophonist. His now legendary 16-bar solo on Gillespie’s Emanon alerted jazz fans to an emerging world-class soloist. During his initial stay with Gillespie, Moody also recorded with Milt Jackson for Dial Records in 1947. One year later he made his recording debut as a leader

James Moody and His Bop Men for (Blue Note). In 1949 Moody moved to Europe where in Sweden he recorded the masterpiece of improvisation for which he is renowned, “Moody’s Mood for Love.” Returning to the States in 1952 with a huge “hit” on his hands, Moody employed vocalist Eddie Jefferson. Also, working with him during that period were Dinah Washington and Brook Benton. In 1963 he rejoined Gillespie and performed off and on in the trumpeter’s quintet for the remainder of the decade. Moody moved to Las Vegas in 1973 and had a seven year stint in the Las Vegas Hilton Orchestra, doing shows for Bill Cosby, Ann-Margaret, John Davidson, Glen Campbell, Liberace, Elvis Presley, The Osmonds, Milton Berle, Redd Foxx, Charlie Rich, and Lou Rawls to name a few.


with RANDY BRECKER, TODD COOLMAN, PAQUITO D’RIVERA, JON FADDIS, CURTIS FULLER, Roberta Gambarini, HOLLY HOFMANN, JOHN LEE, MIKE LONGO, ADAM NUSSBAUM, CHRIS POTTER, JANIS SIEGEL, YOTAM SILBERSTEIN, Gary Smulyan, AKIRA TANA, FRANK WESS & MIKE WOFFORD

MONDAY, MARCH 26 8PM & 10:30PM Moody returned to the East Coast and put together his own band again - much to the delight of his dedicated fans. In 1985, Moody received a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance for his playing on Manhattan Transfer’s Vocalese album thus setting the stage for his re-emergence as a major recording artist. Moody’s 1986 (RCA/NOVUS) debut Something Special ended a decade-long major label recording hiatus for the versatile reedman. His follow-up recording, Moving Forward showcased his hearty vocals on “What Do You Do” and his interpretive woodwind wizardry on such tunes as “Giant Steps” and “Autumn Leaves.” Music was more than a livelihood to Moody, so much so that portions of Sweet and Lovely, dedicated to his wife, Linda, figured prominently in the saxophonist’s wedding ceremony on April 3, 1989. As well as being on the album, Gillespie was best man at the wedding for his longtime friend. The bride and groom walked down the aisle to Gillespie’s solo on “Con Alma,” then everyone exited the church to the vamp on “Melancholy Baby.” As their first act of marriage Linda and James Moody took communion accompanied by the groom’s recording of “Sweet and Lovely.” In 1990, Moody and Gillespie received a Grammy Award Nomination for their rendition of Gillespie’s “Get the Booty,” which showcases scatting at its best. Moody returned the soprano sax to his woodwind arsenal on Honey, his nickname for his wife, Linda, and Moody’s last recording for (RCA/NOVUS). On March 26th, 1995 Moody got the surprise of his life with a birthday party in New York. It was an evening of histori-

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cal significance for Jazz with many guest stars and Bill Cosby as the emcee. It can be heard on Telarc’s recording, Moody’s Party-- James Moody’s 70th, Birthday Celebration, Live at the Blue Note. In 1995 Moody’s (Warner Bros.) release of Young at Heart, was a tribute to songs that are associated with Frank Sinatra. With an orchestra and strings many people feel this is among the most beautiful of all James Moody recordings. Moody’s last recording for Warner Bros. is Moody Plays Mancini which showcases Moody on all of his horns and flute, a tribute to the American icon Henry Mancini. Moody’s 2004 release of Homage on the Savoy Label has been a great cause for celebration. His first new studio album in 6 years, the aptly named Homage is a tribute to Moody featuring new tunes specially written for him by the likes of Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, David Hazeltine and Marc Copland. Bob Belden produced the project. His last CD, 4B won a Grammy Award in 2011 for best instrumental jazz recording. Featuring standards and two originals by pianist Kenny Barron, the recording is a testament to Moody’s strength both as a saxophonist and indidivdual who was well into his 80s. At 85 years young, Moody left us on December 9, 2010. Tonight’s concert is a celebration of life and love with so many incredible musicians that have been taught and influenced by Moody.


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THE BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH KENNY WERNER & CHRIS POTTER MARCH 27 - APRIL 1

8PM & 10:30PM

The Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO) is not the kind of jazz orchestra that sticks to standards. It prefers to achieve the highest artistic level by composing original music, creating unique arrangements and playing inventively as well as passionately. This band plays jazz with a dynamic orchestral sound, with a classic strength in which each musician is also a brilliant soloist. Call it an “orchestrated passion for jazz” that incites the BJO to create world-class music. The BJO was founded in 1993 by artistic director Frank Vaganée, together with Serge Plume and Marc Godfroid. Since its founding, the group has seen its reputation expand far beyond the borders of Belgium with performances on relevant jazz stages across the world. Most recently, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra was prominently featured in the silent film The Artist, which won Best Original Filmscore at the Oscars in February. Although the film was recorded in Los Angeles, the soundtrack is a Belgian product: Brussels Philharmonic and Brussels Jazz Orchestra perform the award-winning filmscore by Ludovic Bource. In addition to its own productions, the BJO works with well-known musicians from all over the world, including Maria

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Schneider, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Gianluigi Trovesi, McCoy Tyner, Maria Joao, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans, and others. Another of the group’s prominent collaborators, pianist Kenny Werner, appears with the BJO on the Blue Note stage this evening. A world-class pianist and composer, Kenny Werner boasts a prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications that continue to impact audiences and musicians around the world. Werner was recently awarded the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award for his seminal work No Beginning No End (2010), a musical journey exploring tragedy and loss, death and transition, and the path from one lifetime to the next. His groundbreaking work on improvisation, the book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (1996), has also placed him in great demand as a clinician and teacher worldwide. In 2010, the BJO and Werner released their collaborative album Institute of Higher Learning on Half Note Records. In tonight’s performance, Werner and the BJO will unite with special guest saxophonist Chris Potter to perform music from this album, as well as other selections.


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MICHAEL FEINBERG 25TH BIRTHDAY SHOW ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC Friday, March 30 12:30am

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Since moving to New York City in 2009, bassist and composer Michael Feinberg has built himself up into one of the premier sidemen and band leaders on the New York scene. As a sideman, he has shared the stage with icons and progressives alike, including Ira Sullivan, Slide Hampton, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Tony Moreno, and Jonathan Batiste. His latest release, With Many Hands (2011), has drawn comparisons to the bass work of Dave Holland and Boris

Kozlov and the composing of Ben Allison, Wayne Shorter, and Chris Lightcap. His next effort, an album featuring compositions by the bands of Elvin Jones, is set to drop later this year. Tonight’s show will find Feinberg performing two sets with no intermission. The first set will feature his acoustic band The Bandits, and the second will feature The Evil Genius Electric Band.

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WOMEN OF SOUL

FEATURING MARITRI, DENISE BARBARITA & THE MORNING PAPERS and DENITIA ODIGIE Saturday, March 31 12:30am

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The Women of Soul Series launches a new season with a premier show at The Blue Note. Continuing the tradition of the Late Night Groove Series, Women of Soul delves into the depths of soul music to explore how it blends with rock, pop, jazz, experimental, and punk. Stephanie Levine, founder of LoveBrand Records Entertainment Group, continues the tradition of showcasing women in music with tonight’s show, which will be

hosted by Kelsey Warren and will feature features performances by Maritri, Denise Barbarita & The Morning Papers, and Denitia Odigie. Warren is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for NYC’s modern rock darling pILLOW tHEORY. Maritri performs extensively with The Soulfolk Experience and has worked with Barbara Streisand, Vinx, Corey Glover, The Indigo Girls, and more.


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NYU STEINHARDT JAZZ/BLUE NOTE PRESENTS:

THE BARNES & NOBLE JAZZ INTERVIEW SERIES

Join us at 4:00pm on Fridays in October for live interviews with legendary jazz artists at Barnes & Noble located at 150 East 86th Street at Lexington Ave in New York City. The series is hosted by DAVE SCHROEDER, NYU Steinhardt Jazz Director. This interview series is like no other on the planet, where you can listen to the leading exponents ofjazz music on a weekly basis discussing their careers and the state of the art of the music industry. LIVE and IN PERSON And FREE OF CHARGE!

March 9 4pm: Tim Berne

For over 30 years, Tim Berne has been an important member of the New York City creative music community who asserts a strong and singular musical personality throughout his diverse and frequently absorbing works. He has influenced other and often younger creative improvising musicians -- including members of his latest quartet -- and he knows his way around the music business. The last attribute has been particularly useful to Berne at key moments during his career, as he established independent record labels to get his music released to the public. Whether recording for a major label like Columbia, his own independents Empire and Screwgun, or a creative imprint such as ECM, Tim Berne has charted a singular and uncompromising musical path. Berne’s latest release on the ECM label is titled Snakeoil.

March 23 4pm: Cedar Walton

or over 25 years, pianist Cedar Walton has enjoyed an uptempo career, which never seems to slow down. Maintaining a non-stop itinerary, Walton has accompanied a litany of Jazz greats while also fronting his own successful groups. Walton has played with nuermous legends including Lou Donaldson, Gigi Gryce, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson, Frank Morgan, Dexter Gordon and vocalists Ernestine Anderson and Freddy Cole, among others. Walton’s efforts have been well documented on record. In addition to a host of dates as a sideman, the pianist has been recording with his own groups at a prolific rate, as evidenced by an assortment of albums on the Timeless, Discovery, Red Baron and Steeple Chase record labels. His latest release is The Bouncer on Highnote Records (2011).

March 30 4pm: Eddie Gomez

Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. The Latin GRAMMY® award-winner’s impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music. In popular music, Eddie has performed and recorded with artists such as Bobby Darin, Tim Hardin, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Mark Knoffler, Michael Franks, Judy Collins and Jennifer Holliday. He has also been a member of “The Gadd Gang,” Steve Gadd’s All Star R&B/jazz band. Today, Eddie tours and records with his own group, which he formed in 1992 with pianist Stefan Karlsson and legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb.

Join our blog at http://jazzonline.com/category/nyu-jazz-interview-series For more information on NYU Steinhardt Jazz visit: www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/jazz Visit Barnes & Noble on the web at www.bn.com


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Blue Note Drink Menu MARTINIS $13 Manhattan

HENNESSY SIDECAR

Redemption rye whiskey, Carpano Antico sweet vermouth

Hennessy Cognac with Grand Marnier and fresh lemon juice

Negroni

BLUE NOTE MARTINI

DH Krahn gin, Campari, Carpano Antico sweet vermouth

citrus vodka, blue curocao, lime juice

VESPER

“MANTECA” MARTINI

Tanqueray gin, Chopin Vodka, and Lillet with a lemon twist

Brinley Gold coconut rum, coconutcream & pineapple juice

FRENCH MARTINI

ITALIAN CHOCOLATE MARTINI

Ketel One vodka, Chambord & pineapple juice

APPLE MARTINI

Hangar One & apple schnapps

COSMOPOLITAN

Absolut Citron, Triple Sec, cranberry & lime juice

METROPOLITAN

Absolut Kurant with Triple Sec, cranberry & lime juice

MARGARITA MARTINI

Sauza gold tequila, agave, fresh lime & splash orange juice

Godiva dark Chocolate liqueur & Stolivanilla vodka

Mixed drinks $12 ELDERFLOWER FIZZ DH Krahn gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon

RUBY RYE

Redemption rye whiskey, grapefruit juice, Chambord

caipirinha

Muddled limes, sugar and Beija Brazilian cachaca

BELLINI

BRANDY ALEXANDER

Prosecco & white peach puree

Brandy, crème de cacao & cream

PCPUNCH

CUBA LIBRE

Absolute Acai vodka, Brinley coconut rum, pineapple juice

Blackwell rum, Coke & freshly muddled lime

MAI TAI

TOASTED ALMOND

Bacardi light rum, Meyers dark rum, almond liqueur, Triple Sec, Pineapple juice, splash sour mix

Amaretto, coffee liqueur & cream

BRAVE BULL

SPANISH COFFEE

Tequila, Kahlua & coffee

Tia Maria & coffee

SWISS COFFEE

Moca Almond

warm drinks $10 IRISH COFFEE

Irish whiskey & coffee

NUTTY IRISHMAN

Bailey’s Irish Cream, Frangelico & coffee

Godiva dark chocolate, amaretto, coffee

Peppermint Schnapps, crème de cacao & coffee

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Sapporo, Amstel Light, Corona, Heineken, Guinness, Stella Artois, Bass Ale

BELGIAN-STYLE ALE - $14 Brother Thelonious Abbey Ale (750 ml)

REPUBLIC OF TEA ICED TEAS - $7 Pomegranate Green Iced Tea Republic Darjeeling Black Iced Tea Ginger Peach Decaf Black Iced Tea

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March 2012 Blue Note Program  

Full schedule of events at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York for March 2012. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.bluen...