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Blue Note 2021 Jazz Festival Announced

Shows will take place from June 15 to August 15 at both the reopened NYC club and in Central Park

Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper (photo by Mathieu Bitton)

The Blue Note 2021 Jazz Festival will take place June 15-August 15, and will double as the grand reopening celebration for the eponymous Greenwich Village jazz club.

The June 15 date will make the Blue Note one of the first music venues to reopen for in-person performances, with pianist Robert Glasper headlining for a six-night stand at the club. Other headliners include Jacob Collier, Ravi Coltrane, Joel Ross, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, and a biweekly residence with Eddie Palmieri.

The Blue Note will adhere to all city, state, and CDC reopening guidelines.

The festival will also include performances at SummerStage in Central Park, including sets by Chris Botti, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, and Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph & MonoNeon.

The full schedule of the Blue Note 2021 Jazz Festival is below. Visit the festival website for more information or to purchase tickets.

Blue Note (Greenwich Village):

June 15-20 – Robert Glasper
June 21 – Jacob Collier and Friends 
June 22-23 – Ghost-Note 
June 24-27 – Ravi Coltrane w/ Orrin Evans, Dezron Douglas, Johnathan Blake
June 28 – Joel Ross 
June 29-July 1 – Eric Krasno Trio (E3 ft. Eric Kalb & Eric Finland) 
July 2-3 – Brasstracks
July 4-5 – Eddie Palmieri Residency
July 6-7 – Maurice “Mobetta” Brown
July 8-11 – John Scofield 
July 12-15 – Keyon Harrold 
July 16-18 – Talib Kweli with Live Band 
July 19 – Eddie Palmieri Residency
July 20-21 – James Carter Quartet w/ James Hurt, Gerald Cannon, Kahlil Kwame Bell 
July 22-24 – Ms. Lisa Fischer
July 26 – Michel Camilo 
July 27 – Judith Hill 
July 28-29 – Joe Lovano Quartet
July 30-Aug. 1 – Al Di Meola 
Aug. 2 – Eddie Palmieri Residency
Aug. 4-8 – Ron Carter Quartet w/ Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene, Payton Crossley
Aug. 9-10 – Isaiah Sharkey
Aug. 11-12 – Digable Planets
Aug. 13-15 – John Pizzarelli Better Days Ahead (Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny)

SummerStage in Central Park:

June 20 – Chris Botti 
June 27 – George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
July 11 – Galactic feat. Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph & MonoNeon