The Puppini Sisters

Events

Apr 26 Thu
The Puppini Sisters7:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Apr 26 Thu
The Puppini Sisters9:30 PM
Blue Note Napa

When you start out retro, you don’t expect to become true originals – but that’s the position The Puppini Sisters (Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Emma Smith) are delighted to find themselves in. The group was founded in 2004 by Marcella Puppini after she was inspired by the film The Triplets of Belleville (2003) by Sylvain Chomet and its Oscar nominated film soundtrack by Benoit Charest, and in 2005 they were signed by Universal Classics and Jazz. They released their first album ‘Betcha Bottom Dollar’ in 2006, produced by the Oscar nominated Charest – the album was labelled the fastest selling jazz album of all time when it hit no. 1 in the UK Jazz Charts and subsequently went gold.

The Puppini Sisters quickly became musical pioneers of the neo burlesque/swing scene in the early noughties and continue to this day as mainstays of the underground performance art scene. Since then, the group have collaborated with Michael Bublé and have appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious stages.

 “… the Andrews Sisters-style close harmonies are immaculate… they weave past and present together so deftly…” Clive Davis, The Times.

Ages 8+

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 142-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 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. (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 (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. (Table seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ can 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 each ticket’s 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

 

 

 

The Puppini Sisters

“Swingpunk” – The Financial Times

“Fabulous” – Vogue

“We want to be them” – New Woman

“Silky & sexy like a night in a smoke-filled Parisian jazz club” – BBC Music

“Accomplished”  – The Times

“… the Andrews Sisters-style close harmonies are immaculate… they weave past and present together so deftly…” Clive Davis, The Times.

When you start out retro, you don’t expect to become true originals – but that’s the position The Puppini Sisters (Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Emma Smith) are delighted to find themselves in. In the ten years since they began, it’s extraordinary how many others have followed their trailblazing lead, whether it’s the gorgeous close harmony singing style, the swing-style re-workings of modern pop songs, or their impeccable retro-futuristic fashion sense.

With four albums under their waist-cinching belts and a fifth ‘The Highlife’ set for release this March, the Puppini Sisters are now regarded as the world’s leading close-harmony group, and count Prince Charles, The Manhattan Transfer and Michael Bublé amongst their fans.

The group was founded in 2004 by Marcella Puppini after she was inspired by the film The Triplets of Belleville (2003) by Sylvain Chomet and its Oscar nominated film soundtrack by Benoit Charest, and in 2005 they were signed by Universal Classics and Jazz. They released their first album ‘Betcha Bottom Dollar’ in 2006, produced by the Oscar nominated Charest – the album was labelled the fastest selling jazz album of all time when it hit no. 1 in the UK Jazz Charts and subsequently went gold.

The Puppini Sisters quickly became musical pioneers of the neo burlesque/swing scene in the early noughties and continue to this day as mainstays of the underground performance art scene. Since then, the group have collaborated with Michael Bublé and have appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including Koko and The Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, l’Olympia in Paris, The Great Hall of Conservatory in Moscow, The Roxy and The Greek in L.A. (both with Cyndi Lauper), B.B. King’s in New York, The Montreal Jazz Festival and Glastonbury Festival.

The Puppini Sister’s television appearances include Royal Variety Show, The Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women, This Morning, Big Brother’s Little Brother, Hell’s Kitchen, Jonathan Creek, The View (on ABC), Carole King and Friends at Christmas (BBC4), The Late Late Show, The View (US) and Michael Buble’s Christmas Special on NBC.

The Puppini Sister’s multi-platinum selling ‘Jingle Bells’ collaboration with Michael Bublé paved the way for further recording collaborations, numerous worldwide TV appearances, Christmas Specials, The Graham Norton Show and a live show with Michael at The O2 Arena in London.

Their new album ‘The Highlife’, released March 2016, was funded completely by a Pledge campaign and produced by Fred DeFaye with musical arrangements and original compositions by Marcella Puppini and Kate Mullins including the self penned first single Is This The High Life. The album also features classics from the Thirties to the Fifties (Tico Tico, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive) and jazzy reinventions of pop hits (Changes, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun).

Following on the success of ‘The High Life’, The Puppini Sisters released a Deluxe Double Edition; featuring remixes of all tracks. The idea came from the Verve Remixed series of the early 2000s, which were popular at the time The Puppini Sisters first got signed to Universal. This new album, their sixth, sees the Puppini’s work with an international extended family of friends and regular collaborators:  The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles, 30 Hurts, Kyoshi Island, F:III-Y (from chart-topping Electro Swing outfit Caravan Palace), The Real Tuesday Weld, Bart & Baker, Andrew Beaton, Martin Kolarides, and Peter Ibbetson.

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