Laura Dreyer & the Manhattan/Rio Connection


Mar 21 Thu
Laura Dreyer & the Manhattan/Rio Connection7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Mar 21 Thu
Laura Dreyer & the Manhattan/Rio Connection9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa

Laura Dreyer & The Manhattan/Rio Connection features saxophonist, flutist, and composer Laura Dreyer performing original Brazilian Jazz compositions and arrangements of Brazilian standards. The band showcases an ensemble of top Brazilian Jazz artists that include legendary Grammy® nominated pianist Marcos Silva, drummer Dillon Vado, bassist Scott Thompson and percussionist Ami Molinelli. Laura’s most recent CD  "Vida. Arte. Amor." was released on the Mayimba Jazz label and was recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Laura Dreyer & The Manhattan/Rio Connection synthesizes catchy, lyrical melodies with Jazz and Brazilian rhythms, resulting in a colorful palette of sound with a strong, rhythmic twist.

Audiences have heard Laura in the bands of such diverse artists as Dr. Billy Taylor, Dom Salvador, Helcio Milito, Portinho, Bossa PDX, Walter Bishop Jr., Mel Lewis, Robert Palmer, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist/author James McBride, “The Diva Jazz Orchestra, and many others. Laura attended The Berklee College of Music and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Empire State College. Additionally, she has studied with saxophonists Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano, pianist Dennis Kaufman, and composers Lyle Mays and Jim McNeely.

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-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 market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.

All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.

“Sapphire” Booth Seating:

Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only sold as four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (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  (Seating is light blue 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. (Seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ may sit at bar):

Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).

A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.

Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.

Dinner Menu available in all seating areas