John Pizzarelli

Events

Aug 21 Sun
John Pizzarelli3:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Aug 21 Sun
John Pizzarelli6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
On Sale Tuesday May 24th @ Noon PST
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. We are an intimate 182 person seated live music club and restaurant where you may enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a dinner menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list in all seating sections. Ages 8+

HOUSE POLICIES*
  • Proof of FULL VACCINATION for all Ages 8+ plus your matching photo ID, is required for entry.
  • We will accept one of the following for venue entry: CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)  or a CA Digital Vaccine Card.
  • All ticket prices per person.
  • Seating is first come, first seated in area purchased.
  • 2 Drink Minimum
  • TICKETS EMAILED 5 DAYS BEFORE EVENT
  • We recommend arriving 45 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
* Policies are subject to change



BOOTHS: Price listed is per person

Booth for 4: Requires mininum of 4 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (dark green)

Booth for 5 or 6: Requires 5 or 6 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (light green)

PREMIUM SEATING

Floor Tables: The closest tables on the floor to the stage. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from one another. (dark blue)

High Bar: Great view! Chairs are tall with backs and padded seats. Seating is first come, first seated.(bright blue)

Side Stage: Stage level table seating w/ chairs. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across each other.(Purple)

Center Platform: An elevated viewing section with fantastic sight lines to the stage. Table seating with tall chairs that have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from each other (light blue)

ADA seating is for those that require accessible seating.  Companions purchase Premium Floor Table Seating. (dark blue)

SIDE SEATING Bar stool seating at the Bar or on our side bar. Tall chairs have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. (red)

Please contact our Box Office with any special needs or accommodation requests.
  • Venue is Ages 8 + (w/ children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult) unless otherwise specified.
  • No babies please.
  • No refunds / cameras/ vaping/ smoking/ outside food or drink.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com or 707.880.2300

John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond, with a repertoire that includes Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and The Beatles. He has been hailed by The Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar.” And The Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.”

Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings. For Centennial Reasons… completes an epic trio of Pizzarelli albums saluting Cole, starting with Dear Mr. Cole, which helped put Pizzarelli on the map as an influential jazz guitarist and singer in 1994, and continuing with P.S. Mr. Cole, which cemented his legacy five years later.

For Centennial Reasons… – featuring John Pizzarelli on guitar and vocals, Mike Karn on double bass, and Konrad Paszkudzki on piano – is produced by John Pizzarelli and co-produced by Jessica Molaskey.

“Nat King Cole is the reason why I do what I do,” comments Pizzarelli. “The joy that he brought me has never faded and the musicality of his group remains fresh and vibrant to this day. I even got to work with Natalie Cole, Nat’s daughter, meet Nat’s wife Maria Cole, and become friends with and play with Freddy Cole, Nat’s brother. We are lucky to have lived in a world that gave us Nat Cole, the man and the music.”

For Centennial Reasons… features several songs Pizzarelli hasn’t previously recorded, from timeless well-known ballads (“When I Fall in Love,” “Body and Soul,” “The Very Thought of You”) to idiosyncratic jazz classics (Bobby Troup’s “I’m Such a Hungry Man,” “Save the Bones for Henry Jones”). The album also revisits and updates several numbers that Pizzarelli recorded earlier in his career. “After years of performing live,” he explains, “the trio has developed and refined these songs and, over time, figured out what we feel have become the definitive versions. Some arrangements, like ‘Route 66,’ have gotten much faster. But ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right,’ which I recorded for my first album way back in 1983, has settled into more of a mellow tone. After all this time, I can slow down and savor it. These songs never get old.”

In addition to these original takes on recognized Cole standards, this album introduces two new songs inspired by Cole’s spirit. “Nat King Cool,” written by Pizzarelli, is a sophisticated homage to the Cole Trio’s famous instrumental tracks. With his wife, singer Jessica Molaskey, he penned “A Hundred Years from Now,” which craftily uses oft-cited jazz phrases to express the essence of long-term romance.

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