The infinitely hip bossa-pop pioneer Marcos Valle is set to play the opening show on Feb. 15 at the new Blue Note São Paulo.
The new club is located in the Conjunto Nacional, a commercial complex designed by architect David Libeskind and built in the early 1950s. The Blue Note could bring new life to the iconic mall in the city center, a symbol of modernity whose pizzazz has faded over the years.
Luiz Calinho, a former vice-president of Sony Music Brazil, and Facundo Guerra, an entrepreneur known for opening a series of night spots that have energized São Paulo’s downtown, are principal partners in the project. The nearly 9000-square-foot space will include a restaurant run by chef Daniela Franca Pinto.
??Inaugurando o BLUE NOTE – SÃO PAULO??
Depois de apresentarmos esse show nos Blue Notes de Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, e no Blue Note Rio, teremos a honra de dar o start nesse novo endereço de um dos jazz clubs mais cultuados do mundo.——#bluenote pic.twitter.com/W9zEmyZwJ3
— Marcos Valle (@MarcosKValle) January 15, 2019
Artists have been announced for shows through April. The line-up features primarily Brazilian artists, including Toquinho, João Bosco, and Lenny Andrade.
The São Paulo club will be Blue Note’s second Brazil location: a Rio franchise opened in 2017.