Highline Ballroom Hosts Blue Note Jazz Benefit for Japan

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Add this crop of international jazz jammers to your Japan benefit slate.

The Blue Note Jazz Benefit, set for Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m., is a solid lineup of world-recognized bop impresarios, including vocalist Madeleine Peyroux, saxophonist Joe Lovano, clarinetist Don Byron and more. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door, and all admission proceeds will be donated to the Direct Relief’s Japan Relief & Recovery Fund.

The Blue Note jazz club in New York has strong roots in the Japanese jazz community, with sister rooms in Tokyo and Nagoya. Blue Note New York president Steven Bensusan said in a statement,

"The events unfolding in Japan are tragic, and we want to do everything we can to help," Bensusan said. "We hope that rallying the jazz community in New York for the Benefit Concert will help raise awareness and funds that will go towards rebuilding Japan.”

Lineup for the Blue Note Jazz Benefit for Japan:
Madeleine Peyroux
Joe Lovano
Karrin Allyson
Don Byron
Sonny Fortune
Antonio Hart
Eddie Gomez
Janis Siegel
Allan Harris
Bob Mover
Harry Allen
Tony Middleton
Ben Allison
Lauren Kinhan
Steve Williams
Clifton Anderson
David Kikoski
Sarah Hayes
Bob Albanese
Randy Napoleon
Danny Walsh
Frank Senior

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