The Blue Note is a jazz club and music venue located in New York City. It was founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, and since then it has become one of the most famous and respected jazz clubs in the world, known for its intimate atmosphere, excellent acoustics, and high-quality programming. The club has hosted many of the biggest names in jazz, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more.
The Blue Note features two levels, with a main room that seats around 300 and a smaller upstairs room with a capacity of around 150. There are also two bars, one upstairs and one downstairs, which offer a variety of drinks and cocktails. The venue also hosts music events such as live performances, stand-up comedy shows and live podcasts . The Blue Note continues to be a mainstay in the New York City jazz scene and a must-visit destination for jazz lovers.
Birdland is a jazz club located in New York City, on Broadway at 105th street. It was opened in 1949 by owner and impresario Charlie Parker and it takes its name from his nickname “Yardbird” which later became “Bird” . The club became one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world, and played host to many of the biggest names in jazz, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more.
Birdland was a showcase for the bebop movement and it was a place where many legendary performances took place and where many famous songs like “Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie where composed. The club has a long history and it continues to be an important destination for jazz lovers in New York City. The venue has a capacity of around 300 people, with a stage and a dance floor, and it offers a full bar, a food menu and a lively atmosphere. It’s well known for hosting weekly performances of some of the best jazz bands and musicians.
I was lucky that just before all the Covid-19 lockdown kicked in I was able to travel to this great city again! 🙂