Fourth Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces Initial 2014 Lineup

Over 150 performances throughout NYC, June 1-30

Gato Barbieri
Aretha Franklin
Monty Alexander
Andre Previn

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The initial lineup for the fourth annual Blue Note Jazz Festival has been announced. The festival will span the entire month of June and feature more than 150 performances at more than 15 venues, indoor and outdoor.

Scheduled performers include Aretha Franklin, Bobby McFerrin and Questlove (following their recent performance together on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Ramsey Lewis with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey, André Previn and Christian McBride, Monty Alexander’s 70th Birthday (with various reggae and jazz guests, to be announced), and the Children Of The Light Trio featuring Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade (all whom are current members of the Wayne Shorter Quartet, making their official U.S. debut as a trio); vocalists Michael McDonald, Michael Bolton and Dee Dee Bridgewater, as well as José James and Sérgio Mendes, Reggie Watts, Marcus Miller and Gato Barbieri, among others.

In addition to Blue Note Jazz Club, festival venues include B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom, the Town Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park SummerStage, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Rockwood Music Hall, Smalls Jazz Club, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, IFC Center, Brooklyn Bowl, and Lucille’s Bar & Grill at B.B. King Blues Club, among others.

Visit BlueNote for dates and venue information.