Hummel’s new cd on ElectroFi records, HarpBreaker is not a strictly Blues cd as he wanted to present a varied palette of instrumentals-jazz, acoustic, amplified, jumping, shuffling, swinging and mournful tunes. He also features more third position harmonica than usual here. That is really the position he feels most free in, most himself in. He wish he’d included a bit more chromatic but most of the songs he has are on the jazzier side -it will have to be a jazz album they will appear on! Many songs here are unissued songs off prior CDs-RetroActive, Hustle is Really On, plus a few new ones.
Harmonica man/singer/songwriter/bandleader/author/impresario MARK HUMMEL was born in New Haven, CT but moved to Los Angeles as a newborn. Hummel took up an interest in blues harp & rock-blues music in high school but soon discovered the originators like Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson & Little Walter. Vocalist/guitar phenom RUSTY ZINN resides in Oakland and has been on the Blues scene since 1990, when he absorbed guitar from Chess Session guitarist Luther Tucker. 2018 Grammy nominated Bob Welsh doubles on Guitar/piano, as he does in Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio. Cleveland native June Core is Charlie Musselwhite’s regular drummer for the last twelve years. Bass player RW Grigsby has been in Hummel’s bands since 2007. RW was nominated for best Blues Bass Player last year at BMAs.
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