Blue Note Jazz Club Reopens After Longest Closure In Its History
The Blue Note Jazz Club reopened last night after the longest closure in its 31-year history. The iconic West Village venue shut its doors on October 29 because of Hurricane Sandy and remained music-free for a full five days. Prior to the hurricane and its aftermath, the club had only been closed for a total of four days throughout its existence, including two days for the 9/11 attacks, one day for Hurricane Irene and one day for a blizzard.
The club came back to life last night, November 3, with a performance by the Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke Band, featuring Ravi Coltrane on saxophone, Marcus Gilmore on drums and Charles Altura on guitar. The band will play two shows at the club every night through Wednesday, November 7. The Buika shows that were scheduled for last week have been postponed to an undetermined later date.