(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Blue Note Jazz Clubs has been hired by Regattabar jazz club, located at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA to book its musical performances. Blue Note Jazz Clubs will book blues, jazz, Latin, R&B and reggae performers at the Regattabar, which opened on January 29, 1985.. Blue Note presently owns and books jazz clubs in New York, Milan, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Seoul.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Blue Note,” says Alex Attia, general manager of The Charles Hotel. “With a worldwide appeal and a history of working with some of the biggest jazz legends and hottest new contemporary artists, we feel it’s a new beginning for the Regattabar as we prepare to unveil our most anticipated schedule to date.”
Steve Bensusan, president of Blue Note, says, “Boston has always been a hot spot for showcasing great musical talent. For 20 years, the Regattabar has been one of Boston’s premier jazz venues. We’re looking forward to launching a high caliber schedule with fresh new acts for Boston.
"Our goal at the Regattabar is to bring the best artists from the New York jazz scene to Boston while at the same time, showcasing the greatest New England talent," adds Bensusan. "Plans are already being made to bring Boston’s best local musicians to New York City to perform at the Blue Note. I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to expand both the New York and Boston local jazz scenes.”
New acts booked for the Regattabar include: Clark Terry Quintet Featuring Hank Jones,
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