Since my December 20th post about the closing of City Winery at the Napa Valley Opera House to be replaced by a jazz venue run by the famous Blue Note Jazz Club, there has been a bit more information about what will happen there.
The Opera House will be transformed into two venues. Downstairs will become the Jazz Club with capacity of about 150 similar to the other venues run by Blue Note in New York, Hawaii, Italy, China and Tokyo. Upstairs will be more of a performing arts center named after Bob Mondavi’s wife now to be the Margrit Mondavi Theater.
Downstairs will be a supper club featuring farm to table fine dining to go along with the great jazz acts known to play at the Blue Note Clubs. Upstairs will have performances similar to what City Winery had which will also feature local performing groups. Thus, the upstairs will be open when acts perform while the Jazz club will be open 7 days a week. More to follow
Here is an excerpt from Blue Note Jazz Club, New York’s website:
Since its inception in 1981, Blue Note has become one of the premier jazz clubs in the world and a cultural institution in Greenwich Village. Owner and founder Danny Bensusan had a vision to create a jazz club in Greenwich Village that would treat deserving artists with respect, while allowing patrons to see the world’s finest jazz musicians in a close, comfortable setting. Artists who had stopped playing in jazz clubs decades before, such as Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Tito Puente, soon called Blue Note home