Blue Note NY Announces 11th Annual Jazz Festival

Blue Note New York has announced the 11th Annual Blue Note Jazz Festival, presented by Sony. Kicking off June 1, there will be a free show in Washington Square Park headlined by Robert Glasper in association with Washington Square Park Conservancy.

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The Blue Note Jazz Festival Lineup.

Since 1981, the Blue Note Jazz Club has been a cultural institution in NYC and one of the premiere jazz clubs in the world. Blue Note strives to preserve the history of jazz, and the club practices the foundations of jazz on a nightly basis.

This year’s festival will be taking place at major venues across NYC, including Blue Note New York, Sony Hall, The Town Hall, and SummerStage in Central Park. There will be featured performances by George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Chris Botti, Charles Lloyd, Macy Gray, Kenny G, Al Di Meola, Madeleine Peyroux, Dave Holland & Kenny Barron, Robert Cray, Kenny Garrett, and many more.

Alex Kurland, Director of Programming at the festival had a lot to say about this year’s festival.

This year’s Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York presents an exceptional range and depth of artistry. We’re excited and proud to present a diverse lineup within different settings and at venues featuring the most established, iconic and influential artists as well as the next generation of cutting edge progressive artists at venues ranging from Washington Square Park, Central Park to the Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village and more. We are grateful again to bring a tasteful city-wide music festival to the culture of New York City.

The European Sounds Series returns to the Blue Note Jazz Festival this summer with weekend brunch shows at the club. It features international acts from places like Switzerland, Estonia, Romania, Spain, France, Poland, Austria, and Slovakia. Tickets for the festival can be bought here.

Sony presents Blue Note Jazz Festival 2022
5/31 – 6/1 – DOMi & JD Beck – Blue Note New York
6/1 – Robert Glasper – Washington Square Park (FREE)
6/2-3 – Madeleine Peyroux – Sony Hall
6/2-5 – Kenny Garrett – Blue Note New York
6/3 – An Evening with Kenny G – The Town Hall
6/6 – Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience – Blue Note New York
6/7 – The Robert Cray Band – Sony Hall
6/7-12 – Al Di Meola – Blue Note New York
6/8 – The Legendary RAKIM with Special Guest Ravi Coltrane – Sony Hall
6/10 – Fabrizio Sotti w/ Ice T & M1 of Dead Prez – Sony Hall
6/11 – Herbie Hancock w/ Special Guest Opener: Keyon Harrold – SummerStage (FREE)
6/13 – Raul Midón – Blue Note New York
6/13 – Bilal – Sony Hall
6/14 – Los Pericos – Sony Hall
6/14-19 – José James – Blue Note New York
6/15 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Summerstage
6/16 – The Zappa Band – Sony Hall
6/18-19 – Chris Botti – Sony Hall
6/21-26 – Dave Holland and Kenny Barron Trio with Johnathan Blake – Blue Note New York
6/22 – Big Bad VooDoo Daddy – Sony Hall
6/23 – Con Tumbao ft. Robert Ameen, Issac Delgado, Oscar Hernandez, Conrad Herwig, Pedrito Martinez – Sony Hall
6/26 – An Evening with Charles Lloyd w/ The Chapel Trio featuring Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan + Kindred Spirits featuring Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers & Kendrick Scott – Sony Hall
6/27-29 – Theo Croker – Blue Note New York
6/29 – Harlem Gospel Choir Sings Nina Simone – Sony Hall
6/30 – Dizzy Gillespie Big Band – Sony Hall
6/30 – 7/3 – Macy Gray – Blue Note New York

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