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Spirited saxophonist Michael Lington and his feisty band presented an entertaining evening of hip contemporary music fueled by classic Memphis/Stax soul power at the welcoming Blue Note Napa. All the contented club customers merrily strolled into the pleasant wine country night. The show was definitely worth the drive up from the Bay Area.
Post Script: This concert was covered the night before the massive Northern California brush fires started. We wish all the families and friends affected by the devastating wild fires in NorCal's Wine Country a safe and speedy recovery.
Ken Tesler, BNN stated: "As the smoke clears and the fires are being contained, we are working very hard to re-open our doors as soon as possible, welcome back the community and visitors, and remain #NapaStrong and #SonomaProud."
All of us here at Blue Note Napa want to express our sincere condolences to the residents of the Napa/Sonoma areas that have been affected by this devastating disaster, and we are thankful for the outpouring of concern from our friends and family, artists, and patrons. We are forever grateful to the heroic First Responders, both local and those from around the country, who battled day and night, and in some areas, continue to do so."
I love jazz because it’s what sounds
I was first exposed to jazz in my
parents household and in school
I appreciate many styles of jazz
and shy away from really outside
stuff. I enjoy relating to the
One of the best shows I ever
attended was 1975 Chick Corea’s
Return To Forever tour at an
intimate venue in downtown
The first jazz record I bought was
Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon.
My advice to new listeners is try
several styles before you decide
what jazz is all about!
Listen to music daily and stay open