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January at Blue Note Napa

January at Blue Note Napa

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Blue Note Napa is at 1030 Main St. Details: 707-880-2300 and www.bluenotenapa.com. All shows are for ages 8 and older.

— Wednesday, Jan. 4: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Showtimes: 6:30 and 9 p.m. Cover charge: $15-$25

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers perform classic American jazz, swing, blues and R&B from the mid-20th century. Long-time Bay Area favorites, they are led by Lavay Smith, whose vocals recall the best of Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.

— Thursday, Jan. 5: Sandy Cressman & Homenagem Brasileira (Homage to Brazil)

Showtimes: 6:30 and 9 p.m. Cover: $10-$20

While many an American jazz singer flirts with the Brazilian Songbook, San Francisco vocalist Sandy Cressman made a name for herself by interpreting songs by post-bossa masters like Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, and Filó Machado in Rio-accented Portuguese. The friendships forged with Brazilian musicians during her musical travels inspired a new album Entre Amigos, which features cast of collaborators, including the celebrated Pernambuco frevo composer/bandleader Spok, rising Brazilian-American guitarist Ian Faquini, pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto, and pianist Antonio Adolfo, a Brazilian jazz master who got his start at the center of Rio’s early 1960s bossa nova scene.

— Friday, Jan. 6: The Funk Revival Orchestra

Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Cover: $10-$20

The Funk Revival Orchestra is a hard charging 8-piece congregation of the East Bay musicians performing groove, funk and soul.

— Saturday, Jan. 7: Alvon Johnson: Ambassador of the Blues

Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Cover: $10-$20

Alvon Johnson travels the world singing jazz standards with big bands as well as the songs that he performed while working with the Coasters. In Russia, he is referred to as the “King of the Blues” and the “Ambassador of the Blues.”

—Sunday, Jan. 8 The Michael O’Neill Quintet featuring Kenny Washington and Tony Lindsay

Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Cover: $10-$20

Recently described by JazzTimes as one of “the finest male jazz singers in the world,” Kenny Washington has earned a devoted following among peers like trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vibraphonist Joe Locke. Avoiding publicity and participating in highly selective recordings, he’s long been considered the Bay Area’s best-kept jazz secret.

— Wednesday, Jan. 11 Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Showtimes: 6:30 and 9 p.m. Cover: $15-$25

— Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 12-15, - Karrin Allyson

Showtimes: 6:30 and 9 p.m. Cover: $35-$45

Five-time Grammy nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson’s live performances will feature songs from her canon of album releases, as well as a selection of new, original tracks. Her recent tour stops have included Turkey, New Zealand, and a visit to Greene Space in New York City.

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