Blue Note New York has announced a new virtual concert series initiative that will feature live performances (without fans in attendance) streamed in real-time from the stage of the famed New York City jazz club.
Branded as, Blue Note Streaming Live, the new series will debut this weekend with a performance from trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown and his backing band faturing Chelsea Baratz, James Francies, Joe Blaxx, Parker McAllister, and Nir Felder on Friday, July 24th at 8 p.m. ET. Fans will be able to watch and listen to the performance taking place inside the empty venue for an affordable fee of just $10 per show. Fans who would like to purchase a ticket but can’t tune in to the Friday night webcast will be able to watch the re-stream on Saturday, July 25th at 2 p.m. ET.
Blue Note executives are hoping that this new series provides the struggling venue with simply any form of long-term financial sustainability, as there is currently no clear return date for traditional indoor concerts in New York City on the horizon.
“I don’t anticipate opening Blue Note New York anytime soon. In the meantime, we are going to present live shows from the Blue Note’s stage to our international audience using the streaming format,” Steven Bensusan, President of Blue Note Entertainment Group added in a press statement with last week’s announcement. “The quality of the livestream experience is important to us, both in audio and video production and we will be working with a professional team using a multi-camera set-up to produce the series. We hope jazz music fans around the world will support our efforts to continue presenting the high quality, live music experiences that the Blue Note is known for.”
Click here for more info on the first episode of Blue Note’s new virtual performance series.
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