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“Blue Note”

Blue Note Jazz Club
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Owner description: A special place for Jazz enthusiasts to spend an evening.
Hobart, Australia
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“Blue Note”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

It was everything I expected, a great venue, and brilliant artists
a must do for blues and Jazz fans

Visited July 2014
Thank Rosanne59
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New York City, New York
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“Nicole Henry @ Blue Note”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Blue Note is a typical NYC live jazz bar/restaurant; postage size tables, one is usually sharing with total strangers, watered down drinks. In a previous visit I had a decent brunch but it is definitely not the place to go expecting a good meal. But, going to a jazz club is all about the show. Nicole Henry , a very energetic entertainer and marvelous singer gave a wonderful performance paying homage to some of the great ladies of jazz. If coming to NY and you're a jazz aficionado, check out the Blue Note program and, definitely look up Ms. Henry wherever she may be appearing because I guarantee you will have a terrific experience.

1 Thank vidalarn
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lewisburg, pa
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“It's a nice club, period!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

There seems to be quite a few overly critical reviews of the Blue Note. I got there early, around 6 for an 8pm show. Got great seat seats on the balcony (not the traditional theater balcony, more
like a platform). The seating may have been a little packed in, but that's prevalent in NYC. The act was great, Ramsey Lewis with Phillip Bailey. The drinks were okay, the service very adequate, didn't try the food, but a lot of people were eating it. I think most of the negative reviews expected a recliner with a remote control....there were some big folks packed into tight spaces. I would go back if there's an act I'd like to see. Everyone in the room had a great view
of the stage. Probably no more than 200 people in the place. It's a jazz club, not a 5 star restaurant. Try it.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank ramblinman
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Hempstead, New York
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“Love this spot.....”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

What a New York treat to see legendary Ramsey Lewis perform with guest performer Philip Bailey from Earth Wind and Fire at the same time. Stayed for the next show at midnight for Mavis "Swan" Poole and was equally as delightful. Food was just ok. Drinks were average but we was there for the music which was excellent. This place is a landmark for Jazz in NY.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Carolyn M
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New York City, New York
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“Great Music...Terrible Food/Service”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I'm torn on this one, because you can't deny the world-class talent that frequents this intimate and renown W.Village jazz club. However, the food and service are typically terrible (bordering on criminal, based on the rip-off extorted prices), which is a huge dis-service to the tremendous talent on stage, and music-lovers who are forced to spend $$ on food/drinks. I'd feel better paying a higher ticket/cover price, and hoping it went into the musician's pocket, rather than eat horrible food, or suffer with watered down highly over-priced drinks. And the service is inconsistent (at best), but mostly slow and unattentive (so the bad food gets even worse, while it gets cold).

Please upgrade the food/service to match the world-class talent on stage (like Smoke uptown).

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Keith C
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