David Weiss- Trumpet / Ben Eunson- Guitar / Matt Clohesy- Bass / Kush Abadey- Drums
The late 1960’s were a turbulent but exciting time for jazz. The music seemed to simultaneously get more complex and simpler at the same time as a variety of influences infused the music. Some were experimenting with soul, rock and exotic rhythms from the India and the Far East. Others were carrying on the innovations of the second great Miles Davis quintet, using the groups ever shifting rhythms and harmonic complexities as a springboard to new compositional ideas. Some somehow combined both to create some new, exciting music. The Point of Departure Quintet is re-examining some of the most innovative music of the period, some of it neglected, some, perhaps, never quite as developed as it could have been as things seemed to move at a pace during that period that left some music from being fully realized as they quickly moved on to the next new thing.
Weiss began dabbling with the idea of the Point of Departure band as early as 2004 but began the group in earnest in 2006 when he was offered a regular Thursday night residency at the Greenwich Village club Fat Cat. The new CD also stretches the parameters of the original group concept a little by adding material from the Mahavishnu Orchestra and the Brazilian avant garde fusion band Grupo Um.
BLUE NOTE NAPA
Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 145-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with Wine Country Comfort market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic sharing plates, desserts and wonderful main courses while you take in the show.
All ticket prices are based on per person.
“Sapphire” Booth Seating:
Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. Each ticket is your reservation. (seating is dark blue color on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating :
Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in center section. Each ticket is your reservation. (seating is light blue color on map)
Standard Side Table Seating :
Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. Ea ticket is your reservation. (table seating is yellow on map)
Bar Area Ticket Seating: For Ages 21+
Great View!! Bar Chairs with cushioned seat and back are 1st come, 1st seated. Dinner is also served at the bar. Ea ticket is your reservation. (bar area is pink on map). Only 21+ can sit at Bar.
Dinner served in all seating areas.
Ticket prices and fees are the same on line, over the phone or in person at the Box Office.
A percentage of all fees goes to the preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House Bldg.