“Playing for Jim Hall,” described as “the official memorial tribute celebrating the life and music of legendary guitarist/NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall,” will take place at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club April 18-20, 2014, with shows at 8 p.m. an 10:30 p.m. nightly. The tribute was programmed in conjunction with the Hall Family (Jane, Hall’s wife, and Devra, Hall’s daughter and manager) and friends.
The engagement will feature bassist Scott Colley and drummer Joey Baron (members of Hall’s last trio) throughout the entire engagement, with various guests. Guitarists Bill Frisell and Julian Lage will appear on April 18 and 19.Other guests include: saxophonist Greg Osby and guitarist/vocalist Kate Schutt on April 18; saxophonist Chris Potter, keyboardist Larry Goldings, guitarist Brian Camelio, drummers Bill Stewart and Lewis Nash, and bassist Steve Laspina on April 19; and guitarists Russell Malone, Adam Rogers, John Pondel, and Satoshi Inoue with pianists Bill Charlap and Gil Goldstein on April 20, among other surprise guests.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and there is a $5 minimum. The music charge is $20 at the bar or $35 for seats at a table.
The Blue Note is located at 131 W. 3rd Street, between 6th Ave and MacDougal St., New York City. Tickets/Reservations: Call 212-475-8592 or visit Blue Note Jazz Club.