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Sony presents Blue Note Jazz Festival
With supporting partners
European Union Delegation to the United Nations
& Eleven EU Member States
Announce Second Annual European Sounds Series
June 1-30, 2019 at Blue Note Jazz Club, New York
Featured artists include:
JazzyBIT, Jason Hunter, Marta Sanchez,
Philippe Lemm Trio, Matthias Loescher, Jean-Michel Pilc,
Warren Galea Trio, Philip Weberndörfer, Dalius Naujo Band,
André Carvalho Group, Ernie Hammes Group
Sony presents Blue Note Jazz Festival, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, eleven EU Member States and members of EUNIC New York (European Union National Institutes for Culture), has announced the second annual European Sounds Series, to showcase European culture and jazz within the United States. The series, which kicks off June 1, will take place during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays throughout June at the Blue Note Jazz Club, in addition to an evening performance on Monday, June 17.
Each country is represented by a performer who embodies the sound and spirit of his/her respective country. Performers include: Jean-Michel Pilc (France), Marta Sanchez (Spain), André Carvalho Group (Portugal), Philippe Lemm Trio (Netherlands), Matthias Loescher (Austria), Ernie Hammes Group (Luxembourg), Jason Hunter (Estonia), Warren Galea Trio (Malta), Dalius Naujo Band (Lithuania), Philip Weberndörfer (Germany), and JazzyBIT (Romania). Full schedule below. Ticket information and a current schedule of events are available on the club’s website, www.bluenote.net.
With over 100 events in five venues throughout New York City, the 2019 Sony presents Blue Note Jazz Festival will take place June 1-30, 2019.
The European Sounds Series is curated by Blue Note; the European Union Delegation to the United Nations; returning partners Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dutch Culture USA, and Consulate General of Spain New York; as well as new partners Romanian Cultural Institute, the Estonian Jazz Union, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Arts Council Malta in New York, Lithuanian Culture Institute, and the Consulate General of Portugal in New York.
“Blue Note is honored to continue our partnership with the European Union Delegation to the United Nations and eleven European Union Member States and organizations for this year’s festival,” says Jordy Freed, Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Business Development at Blue Note Entertainment Group. “We formed this partnership and the European Sounds Series last year with the mutual hope that this program would explore different European cultures through the lens of music. The 2018 edition was so successful that we not only decided to continue the series, but also expand by adding new partners. This year’s partners and talent truly represent some of Europe’s most talented musicians and we’re pleased to showcase their artistry at Blue Note this June.
Established in 2011, the Blue Note Jazz Festival was initially formed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Greenwich Village's iconic Blue Note Jazz Club. Presented by Blue Note Entertainment Group - which owns and operates the diverse venue lineup of Blue Note, and Sony Hall - the festival has quickly grown into an annual 30-day event, emerging as the city's largest jazz festival, with each venue offering its own unique cultural contribution to the New York City musical landscape. Additional venues and partners include Central Park SummerStage, and Jill Newman Productions. Past festival headliners include Aretha Franklin, The Roots, Wyclef Jean, Natalie Cole, Brian Wilson, and more.
European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes and organizations, with 36 members from all 28 E.U. member states. The EUNIC New York cluster was founded in 2007 and has 19 full members. The mission of EUNIC New York is to promote and present the best of European creative and intellectual achievements to New York and U.S. audiences. More information at www.eunicglobal.eu
About Blue Note Entertainment Group:
Founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, Blue Note Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted entertainment company that owns, operates, licenses and/or programs Blue Note Jazz Clubs worldwide, including New York, NY; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Milan, Italy; Waikiki, Hawaii; Beijing, China; Napa, California; Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil). The company also owns and operates Sony Hall. Additionally, the company programs the Regattabar Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA) and Blue Note branded concerts throughout Italy. Blue Note Entertainment Group presents shows outside of its club network. The annual Sony presents Blue Note Jazz Festival was established in 2011and has since grown to become the largest jazz festival in New York City each June. Subsidiaries of Blue Note Entertainment Group include the GRAMMY®-nominated record label Half Note Records, whose catalogue includes over fifty titles recorded live at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as Blue Note Travel and Management Group.
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 West 3rd Street
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