Posted in music | tour dates on March 26, 2014

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The 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival runs the entire month of June at various venues around NYC. Now in its fourth year, the fest includes a wide range of music, not just strictly jazz.

Notable Shows this year include:

Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall on June 15 & 16 (tickets)

Los Lobos at Highline Ballroom on June 6 (tickets)

Sergio Mendes at BB King Blues Club on June 7 (tickets)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with Rich Medina at Highline Ballroom on June 10 (tickets)

Sly & Robbie with Taxi Gang & Bitty McLean at BB King Blues Club on June 29 (tickets)

Bobby McFerrin & Questlove in "musical dialogue" at Town Hall on June 13 (not on sale yet)

Reggie Watts at Town Hall on June 18 (not on sale yet)

There's also Andre Previn & Christian McBride, Diane Schuur, Michael McDonald, Ramsey Lewis & Philip Bailey, Ginger Baker and lots more. Full schedule and ticket info can be found here. here.

In related news, Aretha Franklin recently revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that she plans to bring on Outkast's Andre 3000 as a producer for her new album which will feature covers of her favorite female singers, like Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand, and possibly Beyonce.

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Comments (8)

Aretha turned 72 yesterday

feelin' like a natural woman

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:43 PM

Bobby McFerrin & Questlove in "musical dialogue"

If there's a hell on earth, this is it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:56 PM

A jazz festival with barely any jazz. Fuckin' genius.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:56 PM

Sergio Mendes can't even go to the bathroom in South America!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:56 PM

4:56 kudos to you!!

Posted by ME | March 26, 2014 5:20 PM

A well dressed gentleman

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 5:32 PM

Fitting that one of the featured performers is a comedian, since this "Jazz" festival has become a joke.

I see R&B, Chicano Rock, Afropop, and Reggae listed there, but not much jazz.

Posted by Linger Galthrope | March 27, 2014 12:58 AM

I love jazzzz!!

Posted by Ʋazquez | May 12, 2014 4:37 AM

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