Thu Apr 19 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa

1030 Main Street Napa, CA 94559

Ages 8+

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Two-time Emmy Award Winner Bassist Tony Saunders released his 3rd CD Uptown Jazz on San Francisco Records in 2015. It featured Gerald Albright and reached as high as number 5 on Smooth Jazz charts. Tony has recently played with Paul Jackson Jr., Jessie J, Nils, Sinbad, Randy Crawford, Joe Sample and Harvey Mason. Tony has also played with jazz greats Dave Liebman, Les McCann, and Esther Phillips along with Rock legends Eric Clapton, Ringo, Crosby, Stills & Nash. With his world-famous dad Keyboardist Merl Saunders, he played with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Buffy St Marie and Dr. John. Tony Romances the Bass like he romances Life.

Tony’s band features Vernon Black on guitar. Vernon has played with Herbie Hancock, Maze, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Booker T Jones.

Tony’s band also features Geoff Alpert on Trombone. Geoff latest release “Open Your Heart” remains on the Billboard charts.

Visit:

www.tonysaunders.com
www.geoffalpert.com
www.vernoniceblack1.com

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

 

 

 

Blue Note Napa Presents
Tony Saunders Band Feat: Vernon Black & Geoff Alpert

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  • Tony Saunders Band

    Tony Saunders Band

    Blues

    Tony Saunders’ life story could be the script to a hit

    movie.  Son of legendary keyboardist and composer

    Merl Saunders, Tony’s life has been a musical adventure.  

    As a child he was taught piano by Herbie Hancock, and

    for his tenth birthday he was given an electric

    organ ​​from Sly Stone.

     

    Growing up around his dad and the Fantasy Records

    family of artists,  he was constantly surrounded by music

    royalty, including famed record and film executive Saul Zaentz.  

    Tony’s passion for the bass guitar began when he started sitting

    in on recording sessions with musicians like Anthony Davis, who

    played with Walter Hawkins, and Lee Miles of Miles Davis fame.  

    “I got to see them both in the studio on a project my dad was producing.  

    These guys had a feel that drew me to the bass. "That’s all I wanted after

    seeing them play."

    Tony graduated from the prestigeous Conservatory of Music in San Francisco

    as a piano player,  but soon began honing his skills on the bass. He was influenced

    by the sounds of James Jamison,  Stanley Clark, Jack Cassidy and others.  Tom Fogarty

    of Creedence Clearwater Revival gave him his first bass guitar. Chuck Rainey and John

    Kahn both took an interest in Tony, giving him bass lessons and a legacy to live up to.

    By time he was  17 he was playing his first gig with Jerry Garcia and his dad in the Merl

    Saunders / Jerry Garcia Band.

    Tony's musical journey has continued on from that era through to the present.  He has

    played and recorded with an astounding list of great musical talents, including Eric Clapton,

    David Crosby, Jo Sample, Chaka Khan, Ringo Star,  Bo Diddley, The Hawkins Family, and others

    too many to count. "This just touches the edge of who I have been blessed to play with", says

    Saunders.  Tony has played on hundreds of albums, won two Emmy Awards for soundtracks,

    and written award winning commercial jingles and movie scores.

    Tony continues to record his own projects and produces for an impressive list of talent at

    his state of the art studio in Northern California.  Tony’s latest single "Uptown Jazz" climbed

    to number 5 on the Adult Contemporary Groove Jazz Charts.  It was released in September,

    2015.  Tony's newest CD "Uptown Jazz" was released in March 2016.  His newest single,

    "Shaniya", was also released in March, 2016.  The song is named after his granddaughter

    Shaniya, who helped​ him record the song.

Blue Note Napa Presents

Tony Saunders Band Feat: Vernon Black & Geoff Alpert

Thu Apr 19 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa Napa CA
Tony Saunders Band Feat: Vernon Black & Geoff Alpert
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Ages 8+

Two-time Emmy Award Winner Bassist Tony Saunders released his 3rd CD Uptown Jazz on San Francisco Records in 2015. It featured Gerald Albright and reached as high as number 5 on Smooth Jazz charts. Tony has recently played with Paul Jackson Jr., Jessie J, Nils, Sinbad, Randy Crawford, Joe Sample and Harvey Mason. Tony has also played with jazz greats Dave Liebman, Les McCann, and Esther Phillips along with Rock legends Eric Clapton, Ringo, Crosby, Stills & Nash. With his world-famous dad Keyboardist Merl Saunders, he played with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Buffy St Marie and Dr. John. Tony Romances the Bass like he romances Life.

Tony’s band features Vernon Black on guitar. Vernon has played with Herbie Hancock, Maze, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Booker T Jones.

Tony’s band also features Geoff Alpert on Trombone. Geoff latest release “Open Your Heart” remains on the Billboard charts.

Visit:

www.tonysaunders.com
www.geoffalpert.com
www.vernoniceblack1.com

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

 

 

 

Tony Saunders Band

Tony Saunders Band

Blues

Tony Saunders’ life story could be the script to a hit

movie.  Son of legendary keyboardist and composer

Merl Saunders, Tony’s life has been a musical adventure.  

As a child he was taught piano by Herbie Hancock, and

for his tenth birthday he was given an electric

organ ​​from Sly Stone.

 

Growing up around his dad and the Fantasy Records

family of artists,  he was constantly surrounded by music

royalty, including famed record and film executive Saul Zaentz.  

Tony’s passion for the bass guitar began when he started sitting

in on recording sessions with musicians like Anthony Davis, who

played with Walter Hawkins, and Lee Miles of Miles Davis fame.  

“I got to see them both in the studio on a project my dad was producing.  

These guys had a feel that drew me to the bass. "That’s all I wanted after

seeing them play."

Tony graduated from the prestigeous Conservatory of Music in San Francisco

as a piano player,  but soon began honing his skills on the bass. He was influenced

by the sounds of James Jamison,  Stanley Clark, Jack Cassidy and others.  Tom Fogarty

of Creedence Clearwater Revival gave him his first bass guitar. Chuck Rainey and John

Kahn both took an interest in Tony, giving him bass lessons and a legacy to live up to.

By time he was  17 he was playing his first gig with Jerry Garcia and his dad in the Merl

Saunders / Jerry Garcia Band.

Tony's musical journey has continued on from that era through to the present.  He has

played and recorded with an astounding list of great musical talents, including Eric Clapton,

David Crosby, Jo Sample, Chaka Khan, Ringo Star,  Bo Diddley, The Hawkins Family, and others

too many to count. "This just touches the edge of who I have been blessed to play with", says

Saunders.  Tony has played on hundreds of albums, won two Emmy Awards for soundtracks,

and written award winning commercial jingles and movie scores.

Tony continues to record his own projects and produces for an impressive list of talent at

his state of the art studio in Northern California.  Tony’s latest single "Uptown Jazz" climbed

to number 5 on the Adult Contemporary Groove Jazz Charts.  It was released in September,

2015.  Tony's newest CD "Uptown Jazz" was released in March 2016.  His newest single,

"Shaniya", was also released in March, 2016.  The song is named after his granddaughter

Shaniya, who helped​ him record the song.