Blue Note
World's Finest Jazz Club & Restaurants
New York Milan Tokyo Nagoya
 
Main Menu
Show Schedule
FAQ
Giftshop
Suggest Artist
Membership
Live Recordings
Jazz Reviews
Contact Us
InterJazz
Highly Recommended


KENNY G
@ THE TOWN HALL
JUNE 6



THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER
MEETS TAKE 6
@ THE TOWN HALL
JUNE 11



NATALIE COLE
@ THE TOWN HALL
JUNE 28



BUIKA
@ THE TOWN HALL
JUNE 18



FREIHOFER'S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL:
ERYKAH BADU, SNARKY PUPPY,
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, MONTY ALEXANDER
& MORE!
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
JUNE 27-28



SAVION GLOVER
JUNE 2-3



ROY HAYNES
JUNE 9-10



KATHLEEN BATTLE
JUNE 11



STANTON MOORE TRIO
JUNE 12-13



DAVID MURRAY TRIO
FT. TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON
JUNE 15-17



ABDULLAH IBRAHIM
JUNE 18-21



GATO BARBIERI
JUNE 23



ROBERT GLASPER TRIO
JUNE 24-27



BEBEL GILBERTO
JUNE 29-JULY 1



VICTOR WOOTEN
JULY 2-5



LARRY CORYELL &
THE ELEVENTH HOUSE REUNITED
JULY 14-19



DIZZY GILLESPIEā„¢
ALL STAR BIG BAND
JULY 21-26



EARL KLUGH
JULY 28 - AUG 2



BOB JAMES
AUG 4-9



ROY HAYNES
AUG 11-12



TUCK & PATTI
AUG 13-16



THE LATIN SIDE OF HORACE SILVER:
CONRAD HERWIG
W/ GUEST MICHEL CAMILO
AUG 18-23



THE NEW KENNY WERNER QUINTET
ft. CHRIS POTTER, AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE,
JOHN PATTITUCCI, MARCUS GILMORE
AUG 26-30



JERRY GONZALEZ & THE FORT APACHE BAND
SEPT 1-6



ROY HARGROVE
SEPT 8-13



TRIO 3:
OLIVER LAKE, REGGIE WORKMAN & ANDREW CYRILLE
ft. ETHAN IVERSON, VIJAY IYER, JASON MORAN
SEPT 29 - OCT 1



LEE RITENOUR
OCT 6-11



DIZZY GILLESPIEā„¢
ALL STARS
OCT 20-25



STANLEY CLARKE -
FALL RESIDENCY
NOV 3-8 & 10-15



FOURPLAY
DEC 1-6



DAVID SANBORN
ELECTRIC BAND
DEC 8-13



NELS CLINE & FRIENDS
w/ GUEST JOHN SCOFIELD -
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JOHN SCOFIELD
JAN 26-27


Show Information
BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL: JAZZYFATNASTEES

2012-06-27
Showtime: 11:30PM
Doors Open at 10:45PM

MAKE RESERVATION
BAR TABLE
$10.00 $20.00


Blue Note jazz Festival

Produced by
Jill Newman Productions



[ Complete Show Schedule... ]
Jazzyfatnastees
FEATURING:
Tracey Moore, voice
Mercedes Martinez, voice

The Jazzyfatnastees, Tracey Moore and Mercedes Martinez, began as a quartet, signing a short-lived deal with Tommy Boy Records in November 1993. After the deal dissolved in 1995, the group met hip-hop legends The Roots. The two provided guest vocals on legendary hip-hop outfit's 1996 album Illadelph Halflife. Seduced by the creative energy of the city and inspired by their warm welcome into The Roots' musical family, the ladies decided to make Philadelphia their home.



By 1998, two of the original group members had gone their separate ways, and the two remaining members, Moore and Martinez, unexpectedly found themselves a duo. Undaunted, the two signed to Motive Records, The Roots' imprint on MCA, that same year. They wrote and co-produced their debut album, The Once and Future, in conjunction with The Roots, manager and producer Richard Nichols, and Scott Storch, longtime Roots collaborator and current producer for Dr. Dre, Christina Aguilera, Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, and others. The album, released in the fall of 1999, was well received and favorably critiqued by publications such as Time Magazine, The Source, Jane Magazine, USA Today, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fearing that their music would get lost in the hubbub commercial scene, the Jazzyfatnastees took it upon themselves to create a forum in which they and other women artists that fall into the left-of-center, urban alternative categories could promote and develop their material on a regular basis. Black Lily: A Women in Music Series, was born. The showcase quickly became a weekly series at The Five Spot in Philadelphia in the early '00s and has expanded in recent years to include festivals London, Paris, Japan, Los Angeles, and more.



After the success of Black Lily, the Jazzyfatnastees released their sophomore album The Tortoise and the Hare in September 2002. The album reflects the duo's complimentary yet very different vocal styles and various influences, which include pop, soul, rock, jazz and Latin. "The jazzy lyrics, the fat harmonies, and the nastee tracks, it's all about the music," says Moore. In addition to their own releases, the Jazzees have also collaborated with a variety of musical standouts, including Stevie Wonder, Michelle Ndegeocello, Outkast, De La Soul, Blackilicious, and Eric Benet. The pair's third album, The World Is Coming, has been released for limited downloading.

 

Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012
212-475-8592
[

Sorry, but a Javascript-enabled browser is required to email me.

]

  Designed & Hosted By InterJazz