Tony Saunders’ CD release party w/ Special Guests Nils, Dave Ellis and Gail Jhonson, and Hosted by SmoothJazz.com's, Sandy Shore!

Sun Mar 22 2020

6:30 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Blue Note Napa

1030 Main Street Napa, CA 94559

$15.00 - $25.00

Ages 8+

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Tony Saunders’ CD release party w/ Special Guests Nils, Dave Ellis and Gail Jhonson, and Hosted by SmoothJazz.com's, Sandy Shore!
Tony Saunders, two-time Emmy® Award winning bassist, composer, producer and son of legendary Bay Area keyboardist Merl Saunders, is back romancing the bass with his fourth release on San Francisco Records. Saunders’ new album Sexy Somethin’ yields a crop of fantastic new songs and collaborations with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. Guest appearances include guitarists Nils, Paul Jackson, Jr. and Paul Brown, keyboardists Jeff Lorber and Ray Chew and saxophonists Marion Meadows and Jeff Ryan.
 Join Tony for an exciting show with special guests smooth jazz guitarist extraordinaire Nils, sax man Dave Ellis and keyboardist Gail Jhonson. The band also features guitarist Vernon “ice” Black and Austin White on drums.
Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat Live Music club and Restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner is served in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • Every Ticket does get a seat in area purchased.
  • Our Seating Policy is First Come, First Seated in area purchased.
  • We recommend arriving 30 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
  • We do not have a standing room only section
  • Pairs are sat across from each other, not next to each other.
  • No Refunds, Professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • Ear Plugs are available for free at the Box Office
  • Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
  • 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

“Sapphire” Booth Seating: Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons
Premier level of seating! Sold only in units of 4 or 5/6, and are not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (Dark Blue on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating: Center table area in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Light Blue on map)
Standard Side Table Seating: Side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Yellow on map)
Bar Area Seating (only 21+ may sit at bar):
Great View! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Pink on map).

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Wed - Sat, 2:30-9:00 pm, Sun, 1 hr. before doors & 30 min after show begins)

Blue Note Napa Presents
Tony Saunders’ CD release party w/ Special Guests Nils, Dave Ellis and Gail Jhonson, and Hosted by SmoothJazz.com's, Sandy Shore!

  • 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 prestigious 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. 
     

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limit 12 per person
"Sapphire" BOOTH - 4 person Seating $25/person
Price is per each person and must purchase 4 tickets. 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person
4 Person Booth
$25.00
"Sapphire" BOOTH - 5/6 person Seating $25/person
Price is per each person and must purchase 5/6 tickets. 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person
5 or 6 Person Booth
$25.00
"Royal Blue" CENTER Premier Table Seating

CENTER Seating. Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person

$20.00
BAR Area Seating for Ages 21+ Only

BAR Area Seating. 21 yrs +. Great view! 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person

$17.50
SIDE Table Seating Area

SIDE Table Seating. Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in Lt/Rt areas. 1 ticket/person.

$15.00
ADA Accessible SIDE Table Seating + 1 Companion

Seating for those Patrons with a wheelchair and their companion. 1 ticket/ person

$15.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
Will Call

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.

Thank you for your purchase! Ea. person requires a ticket purchase for entry.
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 Babes in Arms.
EXCHANGES ON CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY with approval of Box Office Mgr.
Any special needs/ accommodation requests, please contact our Box Office.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)
boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com

BLUE NOTE NAPA CLUB (DOWNSTAIRS):
Unless otherwise specified, seating is 1st come, 1st seated based on section purchased. Ea. ticket purchase is your reservation for the restaurant. WILL CALL: Check in at Host Stand for seating and check in
Blue Note Napa is located DOWNSTAIRS.

JAM CELLARS BALLROOM at Margrit Mondavi Theatre (UPSTAIRS):
The Ballroom has events that are 1) Reserved & seated, 2) GA & seated 3) GA, standing
There is no dining available upstairs, only downstairs. A Bar is available for drink purchases.
Historic Building: There are NO BATHROOMS UPSTAIRS, but are downstairs & are accessible via stairs or the elevator.
Blue Note Napa Presents

Tony Saunders’ CD release party w/ Special Guests Nils, Dave Ellis and Gail Jhonson, and Hosted by SmoothJazz.com's, Sandy Shore!

Sun Mar 22 2020 6:30 PM

(Doors 5:00 PM)

Blue Note Napa Napa CA
Tony Saunders’ CD release party w/ Special Guests Nils, Dave Ellis and Gail Jhonson, and Hosted by SmoothJazz.com's, Sandy Shore!

$15.00 - $25.00 Ages 8+

Photo Credit: Bob Minkin
Tony Saunders’ CD release party w/ Special Guests Nils, Dave Ellis and Gail Jhonson, and Hosted by SmoothJazz.com's, Sandy Shore!
Tony Saunders, two-time Emmy® Award winning bassist, composer, producer and son of legendary Bay Area keyboardist Merl Saunders, is back romancing the bass with his fourth release on San Francisco Records. Saunders’ new album Sexy Somethin’ yields a crop of fantastic new songs and collaborations with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. Guest appearances include guitarists Nils, Paul Jackson, Jr. and Paul Brown, keyboardists Jeff Lorber and Ray Chew and saxophonists Marion Meadows and Jeff Ryan.
 Join Tony for an exciting show with special guests smooth jazz guitarist extraordinaire Nils, sax man Dave Ellis and keyboardist Gail Jhonson. The band also features guitarist Vernon “ice” Black and Austin White on drums.
Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat Live Music club and Restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner is served in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • Every Ticket does get a seat in area purchased.
  • Our Seating Policy is First Come, First Seated in area purchased.
  • We recommend arriving 30 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
  • We do not have a standing room only section
  • Pairs are sat across from each other, not next to each other.
  • No Refunds, Professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • Ear Plugs are available for free at the Box Office
  • Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
  • 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

“Sapphire” Booth Seating: Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons
Premier level of seating! Sold only in units of 4 or 5/6, and are not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (Dark Blue on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating: Center table area in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Light Blue on map)
Standard Side Table Seating: Side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Yellow on map)
Bar Area Seating (only 21+ may sit at bar):
Great View! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Pink on map).

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Wed - Sat, 2:30-9:00 pm, Sun, 1 hr. before doors & 30 min after show begins)
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 prestigious 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. 
 

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 8+
limit 12 per person
"Sapphire" BOOTH - 4 person Seating $25/person
Price is per each person and must purchase 4 tickets. 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person
4 Person Booth
$25.00
"Sapphire" BOOTH - 5/6 person Seating $25/person
Price is per each person and must purchase 5/6 tickets. 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person
5 or 6 Person Booth
$25.00
"Royal Blue" CENTER Premier Table Seating
CENTER Seating. Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person
$20.00
BAR Area Seating for Ages 21+ Only
BAR Area Seating. 21 yrs +. Great view! 1st come, 1st seated. 1 ticket/ person
$17.50
SIDE Table Seating Area
SIDE Table Seating. Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in Lt/Rt areas. 1 ticket/person.
$15.00
ADA Accessible SIDE Table Seating + 1 Companion
Seating for those Patrons with a wheelchair and their companion. 1 ticket/ person
$15.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
Will Call

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. Thank you for your purchase! Ea. person requires a ticket purchase for entry.
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 Babes in Arms.
EXCHANGES ON CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY with approval of Box Office Mgr.
Any special needs/ accommodation requests, please contact our Box Office.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)
boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com

BLUE NOTE NAPA CLUB (DOWNSTAIRS):
Unless otherwise specified, seating is 1st come, 1st seated based on section purchased. Ea. ticket purchase is your reservation for the restaurant. WILL CALL: Check in at Host Stand for seating and check in
Blue Note Napa is located DOWNSTAIRS.

JAM CELLARS BALLROOM at Margrit Mondavi Theatre (UPSTAIRS):
The Ballroom has events that are 1) Reserved & seated, 2) GA & seated 3) GA, standing
There is no dining available upstairs, only downstairs. A Bar is available for drink purchases.
Historic Building: There are NO BATHROOMS UPSTAIRS, but are downstairs & are accessible via stairs or the elevator.