Trumpeter Eddie Henderson (pictured above) and drummer Al Foster are a couple of musicians among many who will perform at the first annual Nublu Jazz Festival in November. For those unaware, Nublu is an smallish, hip venue in Manhattan’s East Village that regularly stages a wide variety of eclectic music – hip-hop, trip-hop, Brazilian funk, avant-garde electronica and, yes, jazz of many distinct flavors. The Nublu Festival, scheduled to unfold from November 5-22, will mark the first time the club has devoted itself exclusively to jazz for an extended period.
“Nublu is a continuation of the jazz culture,” said the club owner Ilhan Ersahin in a press release. “It has the spirit of jazz with a sound that is relevant today, and we’re filling in a gap that we think is missing.”
In addition to Henderson and Foster, a fine and diverse lineup of talent is set to appear at the Nublu Festival. For a complete schedule and more information, go to www.nublu.net