New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club announces the return of DJ Logic, the first DJ to ever headline the historic venue back in 2003. From January 6-9, DJ Logic & Friends is set to perform two shows a night at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm ET.
Special guests have just been announced for January 8 – Fred Wesley & Marcus Machado – and January 9 – Angie Swan From David Byrne’s American Utopia. Read Relix’s review of the first night of the run.
DJ Logic will be joined by a world-class line-up of Friends including Karl Denson on saxophone, MonoNeon on bass and Adam Deitch on drums. One of the world’s most accomplished musicians, DJ Logic is known for using turntables in a live band setting, guiding listeners through groove-laden journeys rooted in jazz, hip-hop and electronic sounds. The Bronx-born musician frequently works with a phenomenal roster of invited guests, and he knows how to pick his collaborators as well as his samples. DJ Logic’s Blue Note headline shows are always highly anticipated and his 2022 run promises a joyful start to the new year.
“It’s going to be an electric ray of music with some amazing eclectic players, exploring funk, grooves, and patterns,”DJ Logic states. “This group of insanely talented, important and virtuosic artists is a dream team of funk,” says Alex Kurland, Director of Programming at Blue Note. “Independently, each artist has a deep history and roots at Blue Note. As one collective joining forces under the direction of the great and powerful DJ Logic, these guys are musical acrobats. The project is truly next level and bound to funk up audiences. Fasten your seatbelt!”
The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ Logic, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and mixing his sound across the map. As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablists, DJ Logic is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip–hop realms and is considered by most as a highly-respected session musician and an innovative bandleader. Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations, including a full-fledged band with members of Blues Traveler (The John Popper Project ft. DJ Logic), a trio with Steve Molitz & Freekbass (Headtronics), a jazz project with Georgian prodigy Beka Gochiasvili, and as a member of Grammy-winning Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra’s The Offense of the Drum album. He also has a long list of other collaborations with artists ranging from the likes of Bob Weir, John Mayer, Medeski Martin and Wood, Christian McBride, O.A.R., Carly Simon, Marcus Miller, Jack Johnson, Vernon Reid, Warren Haynes, Charlie Hunter, Jack DeJohnette, Ben Harper, Mos Def, The Roots, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Melvin Gibbs, Fred Wesley, Sean Kuti and many more.
Since 1981, Blue Note Jazz Club has been a cultural institution in New York City and one of the premiere jazz clubs in the world. Blue Note strives to preserve the history of jazz, and the club is a place where progression and innovation – the foundations of jazz – are encouraged and practiced on a nightly basis. In addition to the main acts that feature the likes of Robert Glasper, Pat Metheny, Christain McBride, Joshua Redman, Ron Carter and Chris Botti, Blue Note regularly showcases up-and-coming jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk artists. After 40 years of success, Blue Note continues to carry the torch for jazz into the 21st century in the cultural heart of New York, Greenwich Village.
Tickets for the shows can be purchased at https://www.bluenotejazz.com