The Brazil location is the first in South America, and can be seen as a capstone of Blue Note Entertainment Company’s ongoing interest in Latin music and Latin American destinations.
A Blue Note Jazz Club is set to open in Rio de Janeiro in August. The Rio location will be the storied club’s first in South America, and the eighth venue to carry the name worldwide. Blue Note Clubs have recently opened in Beijing, Hawaii and Napa, California.
Blue Note Entertainment Group is partnering with Brazilian company L21 Participacoes -- headed by entrepreneur Luiz Calainho -- to create the 350-capacity, 8,500-square-foot club. L21’s other music properties include radio stations and Musickeria, a music and brand marketing venture.
Blue Note Rio will offer two shows nightly Wednesday through Saturday, plus a Sunday jazz brunch. Chef Pedro de Artagão, known for his creative take on Brazilian cuisine, will be in the kitchen of the full-service restaurant. The programming schedule for the club has not yet been announced.