Spyro Gyra

Events

Jun 2 Thu
Spyro Gyra6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jun 2 Thu
Spyro Gyra9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jun 3 Fri
Spyro Gyra6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jun 3 Fri
Spyro Gyra9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
On Sale FRI April 1st @ Noon PST
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. We are an intimate 180 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 (must be 2 wks past final dose) plus your matching government issued photo ID, are 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
We recommend arriving 60 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 


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

Premium 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/ tall chairs with backs and padded seats. 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

Spyro Gyra

October 2019 witnessed the release of Spyro Gyra’s first album of new material in six years. Once again, they have upset expectations by recording an album of all cover songs. In a nod to drawing heavily from their earlier pop and rock influences, Vinyl Tap. It’s going to upset some expectations of a collection of romantic favorites by a contemporary jazz artist. Be prepared for some surprises, like a Latin big band approach to Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. Or maybe a stunning arrangement of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home”. Or maybe a slowed down, bluesy version of Squeeze’s “Tempted” might be more your style. These are going to be some of the highlights of the Vinyl Tap tour.
Art Good, the host of the Jazztrax radio show and an iconic founder of Contemporary Jazz on the radio for the last 40+ years, sent their manager a note about the new record, Vinyl Tap. “When I saw that Spyro had done an album of Covers, I cringed. Then I was terrified to begin listening. Then I Listened. Now I can’t stop Listening. Jay and the guys have pulled off an incredible feat. An entire album of incredible ‘covering’ of great songs instrumentally. And the more times you listen, the better they get. The only song I didn’t initially like was ‘What a Fool Believes.’ Then the instrumentation took over and took over, the more I listened to it. Now I HAVE to hear it all the way through. “Everyone’s taking off on their different instrument solos is captivating. Drum solos aren’t ‘drum solos’ here. Bass solos aren’t just ’bass solos’ here. Because of Spyro’s SO distinctive players, what normally would be just those bass and drum solos with Spyro just further define these incredible classic rock songs. This album is positively fabulous.”
Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles.
“My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me,” says group leader Jay Beckenstein. “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us.”
 
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