General Information
Locations History
World Wide Addresses

The Blue Note, world's finest jazz club, located in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village is synonymous not only with great jazz in an intimate setting, but also critically-acclaimed food, top-notch service and a gift shop with an eclectic array of exclusive merchandise--including wearing apparel.

The flagship New York club has earned the distinction of being the world's finest jazz club and restaurant. The late Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan, in addition to Ray Charles, George Benson, Tony Bennett, Oscar Peterson, Nancy Wilson and Lionel Hampton are just a few of the superstars that have called the Blue Note "home."

Ever since the Blue Note opened its doors in 1981, the club has always opted for quality. Their proven success is a winning combination of location, ambience and imaginative presentation. Dizzy Gillespie became a regular attraction early on and special appearances over the years by the Modern Jazz Quartet, Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea have indeed added to the club's cachet. It is not an uncommon sight to see people lined-up on 3rd Street waiting to get in. That's why reservations are strongly recommended!

Although considered one of the top venues in the world for presenting jazz, the Blue Note also features the biggest names in Blues, Latin, Brazilian, fusion, R&B, soul, contemporary, big band and popular music. The club's gourmet meals are the talk of New York, with rave dining reviews featured in The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, Playbill and Where magazines.

The Blue Note is a totally unique concept: providing its loyal customers with an incredible listening and dining experience within the cozy ambience of a nightclub/cabaret; coupled with a continuing commitment to showcasing the greatest names in musical entertainment.


Now into its second decade of operation, the New York Blue Note, under the auspices of Blue Note International, Inc. has successfully established itself as the world's only franchised jazz club network.

Presently, there are three Blue Notes operating successfully in Japan: Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. The Tokyo Blue Note is owned by Raika Fashion Company; Osaka Blue Note is owned by Hanshin Railroad Company and Fukuoka Blue Note is owned by Iwataya Department Stores. All are major corporations in Japan. The newest member of the Blue Note family is located in Jakarta, Indonesia and is owned by the entertainment company, PT Bahana Sentosa Perdana. The next Blue Note is scheduled to open in the fall of 1995 in Seoul, Korea.

There are ongoing negotiations for a potential Blue Note in Paris, France. In addition to other possible international locations in London, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Toronto, the Blue Note is also looking to open some domestic clubs, perhaps two or three in the United States. Through their research, the Blue Note has found that there is also great potential in the following American cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Creative booking concepts at all Blue Notes have kept the music alive and their programming fresh. The Blue Note is an internationally-renowned musical treasure and institution of culture. The positive vibes coming from the Blue Note are sure to be heard for many years to come!

General Information:

The Blue Note, Jazz Capital of the World, is open nightly, seven days a week, 365 days per year from 7PM to 4AM (Sunday & Monday until 2AM). Dinner is served from 7PM to 1AM (Friday & Saturday until 2AM). Regular showtimes are 9PM & 11:30PM with an occasional third show at 1:30AM on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are held until 1/2 hour before showtimes: no later than 8:30PM for first show and 11PM for second show. "Late Night Jam Sessions," Fridays and Saturdays after the last set until 4AM only when there is a single-billed artist with no third set. Five dollars admission with no charge to patrons attending the last set. Sunday Brunch served Noon-6PM. Showtimes at 1PM & 3:30PM. Special! $14.50 buys show, brunch and drink. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB & Travelers' Cheques accepted. Reservations recommended: 212-475-8592. Looking for the ideal gift for the music lover? Get a Blue Note Gift Certificates! You may purchase any dollar amount. Use them to buy a show, drinks, brunch or any of our wonderful merchandise items from our Blue Note catalog or at the club's gift shop.

World Wide Locations

Blue Note, World's Finest Jazz Clubs and Restaurants:

New York Blue Note: 131 West Third St.
New York, NY, USA
Telephone: 212-475-8592

Tokyo Blue Note: 5-13-3 Minami-Aoyama
Minato-Ku, Tokyo Japan
Telephone: 011-81-3-3407-5781
Osaka Blue Note: AX Building, B-1, 2-3-21
Sonezaki-Shinchi, Kita-Ku,
Osaka, Japan
Telephone: 011-81-6-342-7722

Fukuoka Blue Note: Dada Building, B1, Tenjin
Southern Street, Tenjin 2-7-6,
Chuo-Ku, Fukuoka, Japan
Telephone: 011-81-92-734-2098

Jakarta Blue Note: The Atria Square,
Lower Ground
JL Jend. Sudirman Kav 33A
Jakarta, 10220 Indonesia
Telephone: 011-62-21-573-2883

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