The Blue Note Quintet, Featuring Matt Brewer, Announce Tour Dates

The Blue Note Quintet

Blue Note Records will be celebrating their 85th anniversary in 2024. To do so, they’ve assembled the Blue Note Quintet, an all-star collective of Blue Note recording artists that will tour the U.S. from January through March. The band’s lineup includes pianist and musical director Gerald Clayton, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, vibraphonist Joel Ross, drummer Kendrick Scott, and bassist Matt Brewer.

“Blue Note has been such a wonderful home for the community, for incredible musicians, for creativity, for all these years,” says Clayton. “You can’t help but think about all those masters, all those heroes that you’ve grown up listening to. To get a chance to pay tribute and try to carry some of that essence forward is truly just an honor.”

The tour kicks off January 18th at the St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will dart back and forth from coast to coast over three months. The final date is scheduled for March 8th at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Brewer is a modern jazz master that has worked with a who’s who of artists: Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Aaron Parks, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and more.

Hear more about the group from Blue Note president (and bassist) Don Was:

The Blue Note Quintet 2024 Tour:

Jan 18St. Cecilia Music CenterGrand Rapids, MI
Jan 19Majestic TheatreDetroit, MI
Jan 20Fox Tucson TheatreTucson, AZ
Jan 21Mesa Arts CenterMesa, AZ
Jan 25McCarter Theatre CenterPrinceton, NJ
Jan 26Wisconsin Union TheaterMadison, WI
Jan 27DakotaMinneapolis, MN
Jan 28Turner Hall BallroomMilwaukee, WI
Jan 31Vashon Center for the ArtsVashon, WA
Feb 1Neptune TheatreSeattle, WA
Feb 2Mississippi StudiosPortland, OR
Feb 3Cornerstone BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
Feb 4Lodge RoomLos Angeles, CA
Feb 7KuumbwaSanta Cruz, CA
Feb 8Campbell Hall @ UC Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA
Feb 9Irvine Barclay TheatreIrvine, CA
Feb 10The Baker-Baum Concert HallLa Jolla, CA
Feb 14The AlluvionTraverse City, MI
Feb 15Longwood GardensKennett Square, PA
Feb 16Symphony CenterChicago, IL
Feb 17Lawrence Memorial ChapelAppleton, WI
Feb 18Pablo CenterEau Clare, WI
Feb 20Portsmouth Music HallPortsmouth, NH
Feb 21Groton Hill MusicGroton, MA
Feb 22UMass Fine Arts Center Concert HallAmherst, MA
Feb 23Symphony SpaceNew York, NY
Feb 24Manchester Craftmen's GuildPittsburgh, PA
Feb 25FirstOntario Performing Arts CentreSt. Catharines, Ontario
Mar 1Gallo Center for the Performing ArtsModesto, CA
Mar 2The Smith Center for the Performing ArtsLas Vegas, NV
Mar 3The Smith Center for the Performing ArtsLas Vegas, NV
Mar 5Empire TheatreSan Antonio, TX
Mar 6Manship TheatreBaton Rouge, LA
Mar 7DazzleDenver, CO
Mar 8Vilar Performing Arts CenterBreckenridge, CO

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