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Label Watch: Half Note

L to R: Preston Powell (Ben-Ari's manager), violinist Miri Ben-Ari (Half Note artist), Jack Kreisberg (Half Note general manager), Lauren Kreisberg, Ohad Ben-Ari (producer/keyboardist)

Visiting Martians, and/or other beings just becoming aware of the jazz world, might well become confused over the identities surrounding the phrase “blue note.”

In one corner, we have the esteemed and venerable Blue Note Records. In another corner, there is the Blue Note, the well-known and loved Manhattan jazz club which has franchised itself into “out of town” locations, with three clubs in Japan and with clubs slated to open in Las Vegas and San Francisco. Or catch them on the Internet (, where you can get info, order CDs, or hear live broadcasts on Mondays and Thursdays.

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