By Matt Micucci
The iconic Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced the opening of its newest location in Honolulu, bringing world-class musical performances to Hawaii.
Blue Note Hawaii will serve as the state’s premier venue for the world’s most celebrated artists, from jazz and blues to Hawaiian favorites, all in partnership with Outrigger Resorts and will also feature a range of local entertainers and promoters to ensure that Hawaii’s best in music and entertainment is showcased alongside world-renowned musical talent.
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. It has since branched out and opened doors in such cities around the world as Washington D.C., Milan and two locations in Japan.
Located in the former Society of Seven showroom inside Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii will feature a year-round lineup of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations – for limited engagements.
The club will begin a series of soft-opening events on December 28th through January 10th, featuring American singer-songwriter Maya Azucena, a Blue Note New York favorite.
The club will welcome its first local entertainer with ukulele virtuoso and composer Jake Shimabukuro on January 1st and 2nd. New Orleans institution The Rebirth Brass Band will headline a three-day semi-private series of concerts on January 11 – 13th, with 150 seats available to the public.
The official grand opening is on January 14th, and is featuring jazz best selling artist and icon Kenny G in two shows per day through January 17th.
“We are beyond excited to bring world class talent to residents and guests in Hawaii. The Blue Note is committed to presenting the world’s best talent and we look forward to collaborating with the immensely talented pool of local musicians here in Hawaii, ” offered Steve Bensusan, president of Blue Note Entertainment Group.