After 30 years of success, Blue Note continues to carry the torch of jazz in the 21st century in the cultural heart of the Big Apple.
Since its creation in 1981, Blue Note has become one of the larger jazz clubs in the world and a cultural institution from Greenwich Village.
Artists who had ceased to play in jazz clubs decades earlier, such as Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Tito Puente soon named Blue Note their home.
In addition to the main events involving artists of the stature of Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Robert Glasper, and Chris Botti, Blue Note offers a Monday night performance and the bi-weekly performance Late Night Groove to introduce the most promising New York jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and funk artists.
Over the years, Blue Note has been an economic engine for Greenwich Village, attracting jazz fans from all over the world.
The club receives rave reviews on a weekly basis in New York newspapers such as The New York Times and in international travel guides and magazines.
What is so special about the Blue Note is that anything can happen on any given night. It is not strange to see the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli, and Quincy Jones going on stage from the audience to sit down.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can you find the Blue Note?
A: The Blue Note is located at 131 West 3rd Street, between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue, right in the heart of Greenwich Village in Manhattan.
Q: What time should I get there? What is your seating policy?
A: The 20:00 doors of the shows will open at 18:00 hours and the 22:30 doors of the shows will be at 22:00 hours. The timetables of the doors are subject to change without notice.
Q: Is there parking close by? Is it possible to park in the immediate vicinity?
A: Unfortunately, we do not provide or validate parking. However, you can pack your car in from of the Blue Note in the Minetta Garage. You can also go to www.primospot.com to search for parking places in the area.
Q: What are my payment options?
A: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club International.
Q: What if I cannot do my reserve?
A: There are no refunds or exchanges. Please be sure your tickets are purchased for the correct date and time before making the purchase.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: There is no dress code; however, it is advisable to dress smart casual.
Q: Are there any age restrictions in your club?
A: The tables are for all ages. Bar seats are for persons over 21 years of age. If you purchase tickets for the bar and cannot show your identity card, your tickets will not be accepted.
Q: When is the gift shop open?
A: The gift shop is currently closed.
Q: Is the club handicap accessible?
A: The first floor, where the stage is, is handicap accessible. Unfortunately, the bathrooms are on the second floor and are only accessible by stairs.
Q: Is the Blue Note rented for private events?
A: The Blue Note would love to host your next event. Send an email to [email protected] for more information.
Q: Can I take pictures at the show?
A: The club’s policy allows photos without flash. Some artists may not allow photos in their concerts. The photo policy is announced each night before the concert. No kind of audio or video recording is allowed.
“What makes Blue Note so special is that anything can happen on any given night.”
Website: Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012
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