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


BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
KENNY G
@ THE TOWN HALL
JUNE 6



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER
MEETS TAKE 6
@ THE TOWN HALL
JUNE 11



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
NATALIE COLE
@ THE TOWN HALL
JUNE 28



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
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



STANLEY CLARKE
MAY 5-10



THE DIZZY GILLESPIE AFRO CUBAN EXPERIENCE
MAY 12-13



ODEAN POPE SAX CHOIR
W/ JAMES CARTER & RAVI COLTRANE
MAY 14-17



DAVE HOLLAND & PRISM
MAY 19-24



YELLOWJACKETS
MAY 28-31



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
SAVION GLOVER
JUNE 2-3



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
ROY HAYNES
JUNE 9-10



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
KATHLEEN BATTLE
JUNE 11



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
STANTON MOORE TRIO
W/ SPECIAL GUESTS
JUNE 12-13



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
DAVID MURRAY TRIO
FT. TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON
JUNE 15-17



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM
JUNE 18-21



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
GATO BARBIERI
JUNE 23



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
ROBERT GLASPER TRIO
JUNE 24-27



BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
BEBEL GILBERTO
JUNE 29-JULY 1


Show Information
OMAR SOSA & PAOLO FRESU DUO

2013-01-27
Showtime: 8:00PM
Doors Open at 6:00PM

MAKE RESERVATION
BAR TABLE
$15.00 $25.00


A Cuban pianist and Italian trumpet join forces for a fascinating evening of duo.



[ Complete Show Schedule... ]
Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu Duo
FEATURING:
Omar Sosa, piano
Paolo Fresu, trumpet

Almost 5,000 miles separate the birthplaces of Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu and Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. Yet these two genius improvisers and composers have found a way to demolish the distance and form an unusual but fascinating duo. The pair's concerts are nothing less than global jazz events – must-see shows for global jazz aficionados. Having worked together in a groundbreaking trio with Trilok Gurtu and recently released Alma (2011), a duo project with cello contributions from Jaques Morelenbaum, these two virtuosos bring their one-of-a-kind musical confluence to the Blue Note for a four-night run.



Born in 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba's largest inland city, Sosa began his musical study at age eight, studying percussion and marimba before taking up piano as a teenage student at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música in Havana. Amassing a unique alchemy of influences that includes traditional Afro-Cuban music, European classical composers (including Chopin, Bartok, and Satie), Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Chucho Valdés, and the pioneering Cuban jazz group Irakere, he ultimately relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, where he was soon invigorating the Latin jazz scene with his adventurous writing and percussive style.

Annually performing upwards of 100 concerts on six continents, Sosa has appeared in venues as diverse as the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and numerous notable jazz festivals across the globe. He's garnered several Grammy nominations and has released a string of well-regarded solo albums in the last decade, in addition to his work with Fresu.



Boasting a style that combines Miles Davis's penchant for melodic understatement with a taste for pushing boundaries, Paolo Fresu spent much of the '80s maturing into a major force on the Italian jazz scene. His popularity soon expanded to broader Europe, where he's a regular on the club and festival circuit. In addition to extensive work with his own groups and with Sosa, he's also collaborated with icons like Carla Bley and Ralph Towner. Among the latest additions to his vast discography are two releases on the ECM label, Chiaroscuro (2010) and Mistico Mediterraneo (2011).

 

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