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Blue Note Jazz Club Reopens for (Partial) Business Nov. 27

For the first time since March, the New York club is hosting guests—at 25% capacity; live schedule includes Eddie Palmieri, Theo Croker, and Marcus Strickland

Eddie Palmieri performs in tribute to impresario Todd Barkan (photo by Shannon Finney)
Eddie Palmieri performs in 2018 tribute to impresario Todd Barkan (photo by Shannon Finney, c/o NEA)

New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club has announced that it is reopening for in-person dinner service for selected evenings through December 24.

Closed (like most of New York) since March 20 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Greenwich Village landmark has been offering online streaming performances from its stage since July. As of now, however, it has not been able to host any in-person patrons.

However, the club will inaugurate a two-month series of live-audience performances on November 27—the day after Thanksgiving—with trumpeter Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, who will have a Friday-night residency for the next four weeks. Audiences will be limited to 25% of the club’s capacity.

Remote audiences will still be able to access the concerts via the Blue Note’s livestream.

During its limited calendar, the Blue Note will be open for dinner from 6–8 p.m., with additional 11 a.m.–1 p.m. brunch hours on selected weekends. Dinner and brunch packages will also be available, starting at $45. Livestreams can be accessed for $10.

Masks are required.

The full schedule is below. Visit the Blue Note’s website for further information; as COVID-19 transmission rates continue to rise in New York, it’s wise to confirm with the club before heading out.

Maurice “Mobetta” Brown – Nov. 27, Dec 4, 11, & 18
Eddie Palmieri – Nov. 28, Dec 5, 12, 19, & 26
Decade of Soul (Brunch) – Nov 29 & Dec 27
Nobuki Takamen Trio (Brunch) – Dec. 6
Bill Charlap Trio – Dec. 9 & 16
Theo Croker’s “Star People Nation” – Dec. 10
Lauren Henderson (Brunch) – Dec. 13
Black Art Jazz Collective – Dec. 13
Keyon Harrold – Dec. 17
New York Swing with Svetlana (Brunch) – Dec. 20
Marcus Strickland – Dec. 23 & 24