Sun Mar 13 2022

6:30 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Blue Note Napa

1030 Main Street Napa, CA 94559

$35.00 - $65.00

Ages 8+

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BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. An intimate 188 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.
HOUSE POLICIES:
  • Proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) with a matching government issued 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.
  • Masks are required to be worn upon entry, when moving away from your seat or if you are not eating or drinking.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Seating is first come, first seated in area purchased.
  • 2 Drink Mininum/Person
  • We recommend arriving 45 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 


VIP BOOTHS: Price listed is per person

Booth for 4: Requires minimum 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 4, 5 or 6: Requires 4, 5 or 6 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Sold as minimum of 4 and are 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)

VIP Side Stage: Stage level table seating with tall chairs that have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from one another. (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 one another. (Light blue)

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

SIDE SEATING

Side Bar: Bar stool seating at the Bar or on our side bar. Chairs have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. (Red)

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

Blue Note Napa Presents
Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo

  • Alfredo Rodriguez

    Alfredo Rodriguez

    Jazz

    Painted in the broadest of strokes, the stories of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez may seem similar: both started life in Havana, discovered their gifts and passions for music and headed to the States, where they melded the music of their homeland with a wide variety of influences, each in his own deeply personal way.

    Zoom in a little, though, and the two paths differ considerably. Rodriguez was born into a musical family, his father a popular singer and TV host. A child prodigy, he studied classical piano at the prestigious Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán and Instituto Superior de Arte while playing popular music in his father’s orchestra by night. While performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 he was discovered by his future mentor and producer, the legendary Quincy Jones.

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    Martinez, on the other hand, honed his craft on the streets of Havana, learning the deeply-rooted percussion and vocal style of Afro-Cuban folkloric and religious music. Nearly a decade Rodriguez’s senior, the master percussionist and vocalist arrived in the U.S. in 1998, was soon awarded First Place at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Afro-Latin Hand Drum Competition, and appeared in the documentary film, Calle 54. He then co-founded a Latin fusion group, Yerba Buena, with which he toured extensively and recorded several successful albums. Pedrito has performed or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Angelique Kidjo, Chucho Valdés, and James Taylor. He has been leader of his own quartet since 2005 with a Grammy®-nominated album released in 2013 on Motéma Music.

    As a result of their differences, Rodriguez and Martinez share a natural chemistry that makes for a galvanizing musical experience when they come together. Their first duo outing, Duologue (due out February 1, 2019 via Mack Avenue Records), finds the pair exploring a range of moods and influences, from Cuban classics to collaborative original compositions to a number of unexpected favorites.

    Despite their shared Cuban roots, Rodriguez and Martinez didn’t cross paths until both had moved to the States. The pianist caught a set by the always-thrilling Pedrito Martinez Group at a jazz festival and instantly knew he wanted to work with the percussionist. “There are times when you feel something and know that you want to collaborate with someone,” Rodriguez explains. “That was one of those occasions.”

    The first opportunity for the two to team up came with the recording of Rodriguez’s second album for Mack Avenue, The Invasion Parade, on which Martinez’s stirring vocals and virtuosic percussion appear on two tracks. Busy schedules kept them on separate paths for the next several years, until they reconvened for a stint at New York City’s Jazz Standard and a short tour in early 2017, their first chance to test the waters as a duo.

    “What makes this duo completely different is that I came from the folkloric side and Alfredo came from the classical side,” Martinez says. “You put those things together and you come out with an extraordinary and different sound. Alfredo has brilliant ideas when he’s composing and putting together melodies, and it was so easy to mix and absorb his ideas and vice versa. Each song has a different sound and history.”

    Most of the original pieces on the album originated with Rodriguez, who would record rough demos on his phone, then send the files to Martinez to compose lyrics and rhythmic patterns. The tunes were further solidified in true collaboration between Rodriguez and Martinez during a weeklong rehearsal period in Los Angeles prior to recording, then polished by veteran producer Quincy Jones. The broad sweep of rhythmic frameworks Martinez brings to the original compositions reflects not only his Afro-Cuban roots but also the range of influences that have impacted him in NYC, whether it’s reggae, 1970s R&B, jazz or funk.  

    “Every artist on the planet would be lucky to work with Quincy,” Martinez enthuses. “Just having his name on any record is like a trampoline: you don’t go step by step, but you automatically jump five steps up.”

    Opener “Africa” stems from Rodriguez’s voracious fascination for rhythmic traditions from around the world. “If I’m listening to music from Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, or Cape Verde, I try to bring them into my world,” he says. “I try to transform those rhythms into something melodic, and that’s how a song like ‘Africa’ becomes reality.” For Pedrito the object in bringing the African rhythm scheme that defines the bata drumming he is steeped in is “to make people feel the tribal roots that my music comes from.” Those specific rhythms influenced Martinez to have his compositions express the notion that although both artists were born in Cuba, their history and heritage always points back to Africa.

    “Estamos Llegando” provides a lush, lyrical testimony to the pair’s gift for conveying deep emotions, not just rhythmic excitement. The same can be said for the sweet, tender ballad “Cosas del Amor,” while the title track simmers with sharp, surging percussive energy. “I always wanted to be a drummer,” Rodriguez admits with a sheepish laugh. “So I love playing with great percussionists, and Pedrito is the best example when it comes to Cuban percussion. It really touches my heart.”

    “Flor” introduces a more soulful, modern sound to the album, while “Jardín Soñador” offers a vivid, compelling narrative sweep. The classical elegance of Rodriguez’s upbringing shines through on “Mariposa,” which evokes sensitive accents from Martinez, before “Yo Volveré” concludes the album with a rousing fanfare. 

    While those new compositions are indicative of the vast range and flavor of the two artists’ music, their choice of cover songs is more surprising. The ideas stemmed from Rodriguez’s social media outreach, where he enjoys playing a variety of songs in the style of timba, the Cuban popular music that became a craze during Rodríguez’s formative years in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

     Hence the duo’s lively version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” – which shares its production credit with the Quincy Jones-helmed original – and their joyous take on the theme from the classic video game “Super Mario Bros 3.” More traditional is their bristling rendition of the Cuban classic “El Punto Cubano.”

    “Since the beginning, my collaboration with Pedrito has been very exciting,” Rodriguez concludes. “Even though we come from different backgrounds, the energy we share, the passion for what we do, and the respect we have for each other has been beautiful.” Adds Martinez, “It was an amazing experience and a pleasure to work with Alfredo because he’s a great human being. The way he plays and the way he composes are unique and amazing.”

  • Pedrito Martinez

    Pedrito Martinez

    Latin Jazz

    Painted in the broadest of strokes, the stories of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez may seem similar: both started life in Havana, discovered their gifts and passions for music and headed to the States, where they melded the music of their homeland with a wide variety of influences, each in his own deeply personal way.

    Zoom in a little, though, and the two paths differ considerably. Rodriguez was born into a musical family, his father a popular singer and TV host. A child prodigy, he studied classical piano at the prestigious Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán and Instituto Superior de Arte while playing popular music in his father’s orchestra by night. While performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 he was discovered by his future mentor and producer, the legendary Quincy Jones.

    <br/>

    Martinez, on the other hand, honed his craft on the streets of Havana, learning the deeply-rooted percussion and vocal style of Afro-Cuban folkloric and religious music. Nearly a decade Rodriguez’s senior, the master percussionist and vocalist arrived in the U.S. in 1998, was soon awarded First Place at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Afro-Latin Hand Drum Competition, and appeared in the documentary film, Calle 54. He then co-founded a Latin fusion group, Yerba Buena, with which he toured extensively and recorded several successful albums. Pedrito has performed or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Angelique Kidjo, Chucho Valdés, and James Taylor. He has been leader of his own quartet since 2005 with a Grammy®-nominated album released in 2013 on Motéma Music.

    As a result of their differences, Rodriguez and Martinez share a natural chemistry that makes for a galvanizing musical experience when they come together. Their first duo outing, Duologue (due out February 1, 2019 via Mack Avenue Records), finds the pair exploring a range of moods and influences, from Cuban classics to collaborative original compositions to a number of unexpected favorites.

    Despite their shared Cuban roots, Rodriguez and Martinez didn’t cross paths until both had moved to the States. The pianist caught a set by the always-thrilling Pedrito Martinez Group at a jazz festival and instantly knew he wanted to work with the percussionist. “There are times when you feel something and know that you want to collaborate with someone,” Rodriguez explains. “That was one of those occasions.”

    The first opportunity for the two to team up came with the recording of Rodriguez’s second album for Mack Avenue, The Invasion Parade, on which Martinez’s stirring vocals and virtuosic percussion appear on two tracks. Busy schedules kept them on separate paths for the next several years, until they reconvened for a stint at New York City’s Jazz Standard and a short tour in early 2017, their first chance to test the waters as a duo.

    “What makes this duo completely different is that I came from the folkloric side and Alfredo came from the classical side,” Martinez says. “You put those things together and you come out with an extraordinary and different sound. Alfredo has brilliant ideas when he’s composing and putting together melodies, and it was so easy to mix and absorb his ideas and vice versa. Each song has a different sound and history.”

    Most of the original pieces on the album originated with Rodriguez, who would record rough demos on his phone, then send the files to Martinez to compose lyrics and rhythmic patterns. The tunes were further solidified in true collaboration between Rodriguez and Martinez during a weeklong rehearsal period in Los Angeles prior to recording, then polished by veteran producer Quincy Jones. The broad sweep of rhythmic frameworks Martinez brings to the original compositions reflects not only his Afro-Cuban roots but also the range of influences that have impacted him in NYC, whether it’s reggae, 1970s R&B, jazz or funk.  

    “Every artist on the planet would be lucky to work with Quincy,” Martinez enthuses. “Just having his name on any record is like a trampoline: you don’t go step by step, but you automatically jump five steps up.”

    Opener “Africa” stems from Rodriguez’s voracious fascination for rhythmic traditions from around the world. “If I’m listening to music from Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, or Cape Verde, I try to bring them into my world,” he says. “I try to transform those rhythms into something melodic, and that’s how a song like ‘Africa’ becomes reality.” For Pedrito the object in bringing the African rhythm scheme that defines the bata drumming he is steeped in is “to make people feel the tribal roots that my music comes from.” Those specific rhythms influenced Martinez to have his compositions express the notion that although both artists were born in Cuba, their history and heritage always points back to Africa.

    “Estamos Llegando” provides a lush, lyrical testimony to the pair’s gift for conveying deep emotions, not just rhythmic excitement. The same can be said for the sweet, tender ballad “Cosas del Amor,” while the title track simmers with sharp, surging percussive energy. “I always wanted to be a drummer,” Rodriguez admits with a sheepish laugh. “So I love playing with great percussionists, and Pedrito is the best example when it comes to Cuban percussion. It really touches my heart.”

    “Flor” introduces a more soulful, modern sound to the album, while “Jardín Soñador” offers a vivid, compelling narrative sweep. The classical elegance of Rodriguez’s upbringing shines through on “Mariposa,” which evokes sensitive accents from Martinez, before “Yo Volveré” concludes the album with a rousing fanfare. 

    While those new compositions are indicative of the vast range and flavor of the two artists’ music, their choice of cover songs is more surprising. The ideas stemmed from Rodriguez’s social media outreach, where he enjoys playing a variety of songs in the style of timba, the Cuban popular music that became a craze during Rodríguez’s formative years in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

     Hence the duo’s lively version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” – which shares its production credit with the Quincy Jones-helmed original – and their joyous take on the theme from the classic video game “Super Mario Bros 3.” More traditional is their bristling rendition of the Cuban classic “El Punto Cubano.”

    “Since the beginning, my collaboration with Pedrito has been very exciting,” Rodriguez concludes. “Even though we come from different backgrounds, the energy we share, the passion for what we do, and the respect we have for each other has been beautiful.” Adds Martinez, “It was an amazing experience and a pleasure to work with Alfredo because he’s a great human being. The way he plays and the way he composes are unique and amazing.”

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limit 50 per person
VIP BOOTH SEATING
Sold only in minimums of 4 5 or 6 persons, and are not available as singles or pairs. First come, first seated. Price is per each person. Full Menu available.
Booth for 4
$65.00
Booth for 4, 5 or 6
$65.00
PREMIUM SEATING
The premium tables and high bar seating sections of venue. Pairs are seated across from each other at the tables. First come, first seated. Price is per each person. Full Menu available.
Premium Floor Tables
$45.00
High Bar
$45.00
VIP Side Stage
$45.00
Center Platform (elevated viewing section)
$45.00
ADA Premium Floor Accessible Seating
$45.00
SIDE BAR SEATING

Bar stool seating. First come, first seated. Price is per each person. Full Menu available.

$35.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast

Terms & Conditions

This event is 8 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 8 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

BNNV LLC and its affiliated partners and companies are requiring fans to agree to the following terms prior to ticket purchases and event entry: BY PURCHASING TICKETS, YOU CONFIRM THAT AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT, YOU WILL HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR ENTRY TO THE VENUE. PER CITY MANDATE, YOU WILL WEAR A MASK UPON ENTRY, WHEN MOVING AWAY FROM YOUR SEAT AND IF YOU ARE NOT EATING OR DRINKING.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.
If you feel ill, please consider giving your tickets to someone who may attend.

You expressly agree to comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, regulations, and the rules of BNNV, LLC and its affiliated companies when attending our event. Please note that these requirements will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event.

We will accept one of the following, along with a government issued photo ID with name matching, for venue entry: CDC Vaccination Card (or photo) w/ Photo ID matching name on card (if a minor, then legal guardian’s photo ID) or CA Digital Vaccine Card.

COVID-19 Warning
While the venue will be adhering and following the state and local government guidelines to ensure your safety, we ask that you do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19. Additionally, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending, you assume all risks, hazards, and exposures, including COVID-19 or any other communicable disease arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19, or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against BNNV, LLC and its partners or affiliated companies. By visiting the Blue Note Napa, you voluntarily assume all such risks. We encourage everyone to sign up for CA Notify as an added layer of protection for themselves and the community to receive alerts when they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.We also encourage you to get vaccinated if you have not already! If you still need to get your vaccine, visit vaccines.gov or Covid19.ca.gov/vaccines for more information and to book your appointment.

NO REFUNDS.
NO SMOKING INSIDE.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK.
NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS without permission.
AGE LIMIT: Varies per event, check event for specific age limit. No Babies.
Blue Note Napa Presents

Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo

Sun Mar 13 2022 6:30 PM

(Doors 5:00 PM)

Blue Note Napa Napa CA
Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo

$35.00 - $65.00 Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. An intimate 188 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.
HOUSE POLICIES:
  • Proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) with a matching government issued 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.
  • Masks are required to be worn upon entry, when moving away from your seat or if you are not eating or drinking.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Seating is first come, first seated in area purchased.
  • 2 Drink Mininum/Person
  • We recommend arriving 45 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 


VIP BOOTHS: Price listed is per person

Booth for 4: Requires minimum 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 4, 5 or 6: Requires 4, 5 or 6 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Sold as minimum of 4 and are 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)

VIP Side Stage: Stage level table seating with tall chairs that have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from one another. (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 one another. (Light blue)

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

SIDE SEATING

Side Bar: Bar stool seating at the Bar or on our side bar. Chairs have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. (Red)

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

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

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Select Tickets

Ages 8+
limit 50 per person
VIP BOOTH SEATING
Sold only in minimums of 4 5 or 6 persons, and are not available as singles or pairs. First come, first seated. Price is per each person. Full Menu available.
Booth for 4
$65.00
Booth for 4, 5 or 6
$65.00
PREMIUM SEATING
The premium tables and high bar seating sections of venue. Pairs are seated across from each other at the tables. First come, first seated. Price is per each person. Full Menu available.
Premium Floor Tables
$45.00
High Bar
$45.00
VIP Side Stage
$45.00
Center Platform (elevated viewing section)
$45.00
ADA Premium Floor Accessible Seating
$45.00
SIDE BAR SEATING
Bar stool seating. First come, first seated. Price is per each person. Full Menu available.
$35.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast

Terms & Conditions

This event is 8 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 8 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. BNNV LLC and its affiliated partners and companies are requiring fans to agree to the following terms prior to ticket purchases and event entry: BY PURCHASING TICKETS, YOU CONFIRM THAT AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT, YOU WILL HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR ENTRY TO THE VENUE. PER CITY MANDATE, YOU WILL WEAR A MASK UPON ENTRY, WHEN MOVING AWAY FROM YOUR SEAT AND IF YOU ARE NOT EATING OR DRINKING.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.
If you feel ill, please consider giving your tickets to someone who may attend.

You expressly agree to comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, regulations, and the rules of BNNV, LLC and its affiliated companies when attending our event. Please note that these requirements will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event.

We will accept one of the following, along with a government issued photo ID with name matching, for venue entry: CDC Vaccination Card (or photo) w/ Photo ID matching name on card (if a minor, then legal guardian’s photo ID) or CA Digital Vaccine Card.

COVID-19 Warning
While the venue will be adhering and following the state and local government guidelines to ensure your safety, we ask that you do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19. Additionally, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending, you assume all risks, hazards, and exposures, including COVID-19 or any other communicable disease arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19, or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against BNNV, LLC and its partners or affiliated companies. By visiting the Blue Note Napa, you voluntarily assume all such risks. We encourage everyone to sign up for CA Notify as an added layer of protection for themselves and the community to receive alerts when they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.We also encourage you to get vaccinated if you have not already! If you still need to get your vaccine, visit vaccines.gov or Covid19.ca.gov/vaccines for more information and to book your appointment.

NO REFUNDS.
NO SMOKING INSIDE.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK.
NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS without permission.
AGE LIMIT: Varies per event, check event for specific age limit. No Babies.