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Blue Note Napa Announces Charles Krug Winery Summer Sessions Line-Up

Jun 01, 2022 03:47PM ● By Fran Miller
BY FRAN ENDICOTT MILLER

Sultry and intimate, Blue Note Napa’s azure-hued interior plays host to the biggest names in jazz. Seamlessly blending the quintessential Greenwich Village jazz club experience with wine country ambiance, the swank club envelopes guests in complete creative immersion. Whether seated in a premier booth, at a table, in the general admission bar area, or now, within a beautiful outdoor location on the grounds of Charles Krug, there’s not a bad seat in the house. 


In 1861, Charles Krug, the visionary father of Napa Valley winemaking, established the winery that started it all. The Mondavi Family purchased this iconic estate in 1943, and for more than 75 years and four generations they have passionately perfected an enduring legacy for generations still to come. 

Blue Note Napa, founded 35 years ago by Danny Bensusan, takes its clues from the famed Blue Note Jazz Club in New York located at West 3rd St. in Greenwich Village. Arguably the premier jazz club in the world, Blue Note NYC continues to set the standard for jazz clubs worldwide. Blue Note Napa follows suit by presenting national and international artists along with Bay Area and regional favorites. This summer, enjoy these top acts performing as part of the the Blue Note Charles Krug Winery Summer Sessions:

FRI, JUN 3 – Chris Botti | Shows at 5:30 & 8:30pm

SAT, JUN 4 – Chris Botti | Shows at 5:30 & 8:30pm

SUN, JUN 5 – Tommy Emmanuel w/ Richard Smith | Show at 7:00pm

FRI, JUN 17 – Heather McDonald | Shows at 5:30 & 8:30pm

SAT, JUN 18 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy | Show at 8:00pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Photo by Andy Rowley

SUN, JUN 19 – Eliane Elias | Show at 7:00pm

FRI, JUN 24 – Madeleine Peyroux | Show at 8:00pm

SAT, JUN 25 – Ani DiFranco | Show at 7:00pm

SAT, JUL 2 – Scary Pockets | Show at 8:00pm

FRI, JUL 8 – Sergio Mendes | Shows at 5:30 & 8:30pm

Sergio Mendes

SAT, JUL 9 – Rickie Lee Jones | Shows at 5:30 & 8:30pm

SUN, JUL 17 – Bebel Gilberto | Show at 7:00pm

SUN, AUG 7 – Jake Shimabukuro | Show at 7:00pm

FRI, AUG 12 – The Psychedelic Furs | Show at 7:00pm

SAT, AUG 13 – Poolside: Celebrating 10 Years of Pacific Standard Time | Show at 7:00pm

SUN, AUG 14 – Jonathan Butler + Gerald Albright | Shows at 3:30 & 7:30pm

FRI, AUG 19 – Jesse Cook | Show at 8pm

SUN, AUG 21 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic | Show at 4:30pm

FRI, AUG 26 – Lalah Hathaway | Shows at 5:30 & 8:30pm

SAT, SEP 3 – The Brian McKnight 4 | Show at 8:30pm

SUN, SEP 4 – The Brian McKnight 4 | Show at 7:30pm

MON, SEP 5 – Peter White, Vincent Ingala & Mindi Abair | Shows at 4 & 7:30pm

SUN, SEP 11 – Salif Keita | Show at 7:30pm

THU, SEP 15 – Rodrigo y Gabriela | Show at 8pm

SAT, SEP 17 – Oteil & Friends Ft. Melvin Seals, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno & Johnny Kimock | Shows at 8pm

FRI, SEP 23 & SAT, SEP 24 – moe. | Shows at 6:30pm

SUN, SEP 25 – Redman · Mehldau · McBride · Blade: A Moodswing Reunion | Shows at 4 & 7:30p

Photos courtesy of Blue Note Napa

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