While many an American jazz singer flirts with the Brazilian Songbook, San Francisco vocalist Sandy Cressman made a name for herself as a true devotee of the country’s greatest contemporary composers, interpreting songs by post-bossa masters like Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, and Filó Machado in Rio-accented Portuguese. The friendships forged with Brazilian musicians during her musical travels course through her captivating new album Entre Amigos, a project that marks a major new chapter for Cressman as a tunesmith. Entre Amigos features a gorgeous array of new songs created with a far-flung cast of collaborators, including the celebrated Pernambuco frevo composer/bandleader Spok, rising Brazilian-American guitarist Ian Faquini, pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto, and pianist Antonio Adolfo, a Brazilian jazz master who got his start at the center of Rio’s early 1960s bossa nova scene.
BLUE NOTE NAPA
Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 150-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renown and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine from Chef Christophe Gerard, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic sharing plates and wonderful main courses while you take in the show.
BOOTHS: 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 sold on a general admission first-come, first-serve basis. You cannot reserve a specific booth -- we will seat you when you arrive.
TABLES: First-come, first-seated, with the full menu available.
BAR AREA: Bar stools are first-come, first-seated, then standing room is available. Dinner is also served at the bar.