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Announcing the 2022 Blue Note Charles Krug Summer Sessions

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Featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Chris Botti, Madeleine Peyroux, Sergio Mendes and More

NAPA (January 13, 2022) – Blue Note Napa announces the return of music to Charles Krug Winery with its Blue Note Charles Krug Summer Sessions, an outdoor concert series presented on the winery grounds in St. Helena, CA. Blue Note Napa debuted its first music series in May of 2021, and after over 20 artists and nearly 40 successful concerts, is back by popular demand.

The iconic club releases its preliminary lineup of seven artists and intends to announce many more in weeks to come. “We are thrilled to be back on the beautiful grounds of the Charles Krug Winery,” says Ken Tesler, managing director of Blue Note Napa. “We are looking forward to shows almost every weekend though September. Charles Krug wine and Blue Note music have proved to make a fantastic combination. We look forward to seeing everyone back this year!”

The oldest winery in Napa Valley, the historic grounds of Charles Krug Winery make for a distinctive concert setting. “Our partnership with Blue Note Napa is the perfect pairing of great wine, music, food and community,” says Judd Wallenbrock, president and CEO of Charles Krug. “We are thrilled and honored to keep this new tradition thriving.” 

Tickets go on sale today, January 13, at noon P.T. at www.bluenotenapa.com.

Blue Note Charles Krug Summer Sessions 2022: Preliminary Lineup

Jeffrey Osborne

  • Friday, May 20
  • Showtimes: 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
  • Doors: 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: P1 $125, P2 $85, P3 $65

Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with a popular funk and soul group called Love Men Ltd. (later known as L.T.D.). After more than ten years with the band, Osborne decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as “Don’t You Get So Mad,” “Stay With Me Tonight,” “On the Wings of Love” and a duet with Dionne Warwick, “Love Power.” Osborne’s solo career has brought him five gold and platinum albums, including Stay with Me Tonight (1983) and Only Human (1990).

Damien Escobar

  • Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. doors)
  • Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. doors)
  • Tickets: P1 $109, P2 $89, P3 $59

Musician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Damien Escobar bears many titles and puts no limits on what more he can achieve, making him one of the most prolific figures hailing from Jamaica, Queens. The Emmy-winning, NAACP Image Award nominee, possesses a nearly two-decade-spanning resume that includes Billboard chart-topping albums, sold-out global tours, collaborations with music legends, and more — an inspirational success story that started with Escobar playing his violin on NYC subways. Proving his hustle, drive, passion, and unquestionable talent, are the pillars that hold up his ever-expanding brand.

Chris Botti

  • Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4
  • Showtimes: 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
  • Doors: 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: P1 $159, P2 $139, P3 $79

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple gold, platinum and GRAMMY® Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the GRAMMY® for Best Pop Instrumental. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

  • Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. doors)
  • Tickets: P1 $75, P2 $65, P3 $55

April 2022 marks the 29th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over two million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, amid the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

Madeleine Peyroux

  • Friday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. doors)
  • Tickets: P1 $85, P2 $65, P3 $45

Madeleine Peyroux’s dusky voice has been likened to that of jazz greats Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Much like songbird Edith Piaf, Madeleine Peyroux spent her teenage years busking the busy streets of Paris, befriending the city’s street musicians and making the city’s Latin quarter her first performing stage.

Sergio Mendes

  • Friday, July 8
  • Showtimes: 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
  • Doors: 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: P1 $125, P2 $85, P3 $65

Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes is one of the most internationally successful jazz artists of all time, with his signature mix of bossa nova and samba defining Brazilian music. His hit single, “Mas Que Nada,” was the first Portuguese language song to hit Billboard’s U.S. Pop chart. A three-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Mendes has recorded more than 45 albums, with numerous gold and platinum discs among them. With a career spanning six decades, his enduring influence on the music industry continues to evolve. 

REDMAN · MEHLDAU · MCBRIDE · BLADE: A MoodSwing Reunion

  • Sunday, September 25
  • Showtimes: 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Doors: 3:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: P1 $125, P2 $95, P3 $65

MoodSwing, the 1994 album by Joshua Redman’s first permanent quartet, was an astonishing collection by four precociously talented musicians who would rapidly establish themselves as creative beacons. After years of individual triumphs, saxophonist Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade join forces again for an eclectic night of straight-ahead jazz numbers.

All concerts will take place at the Charles Krug Winery, located at 2800 Main Street in St. Helena, CA. Patrons, staff and artists must be fully vaccinated to attend. A full explanation of health and safety guidelines can be found on Blue Note Napa’s website. 

About Blue Note Napa

Blue Note Napa is located at 1030 Main St. in historic downtown Napa, and features an intimate jazz club and restaurant, where guests enjoy performances of world-renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. Blue Note Napa offers a full menu with wine country comfort, market-driven cuisine as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic shared plates, desserts and wonderful main courses while taking in the show.

For more information, please visit bluenotenapa.com.

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