While the term “blue note” has long been associated with jazz, Blue Note Hawaii “will serve as the state’s premier venue for world-renowned artists [and] will feature leaders in jazz, as well as musicians of other genres, including top local island artists,” Outrigger said in a statement provided to TheTravelPro.
|Showroom at the Blue Note Beijing|
The club will be located in the former Society of Seven showroom inside the resort. The 9,000 square-foot facility is currently being designed by local architecture and interior design firm InForm Design, and will seat over 300 patrons. When completed, the facility will offer two performances nightly, 365 days a year. Blue Note Hawaii is expected to open no later than early 2016.
The announcement coincides with other recent Blue Note Entertainment Group initiatives, including an expansion to China where it will open the Blue Note Beijing followed by two additional locations in Shanghai and Taipei within the next three years. While renderings of the Hawaii venue are not yet available, the company provided images of the Beijing location which, like Blue Note Hawaii, is expected to open in 2016.
“The addition of two new clubs in Hawaii and China will bridge new music opportunities for artists and fans alike in the greater Asia Pacific/Oceania region,” Danny Bensusan, founder and CEO of Blue Note Entertainment Group, said. “We are deeply committed to Blue Note’s success in both of these territories.”
|Entrance to Blue Note Beijing|
Blue Note Hawaii will join Outrigger Resorts’ roster of musical venues, which includes Kani Ka Pila Grille, Duke’s Waikiki, Waikiki Beach Walk®, and a host of sponsored music events such as Mele Mei; the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards; the annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival, Slack Key Guitar Festival; and the Ukulele Festival.
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Artist's renderings provided by Blue Note Entertainment Group