Blue Note Expands To China, Hawaii

Blue Note Entertainment Group will open new Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Hawaii and China, the company announced June 25.

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The expansion brings to 14 the number of Blue Note-branded venues worldwide. Blue Note has partnered with Winbright Culture and Media Co. to open a Beijing outpost in March 2016, which will be followed by additional locations in Shanghai and Taipei within the next three years.

Blue Note Hawaii is expected to open in Waikiki by early 2106, in partnership with Outrigger Enterprises Group.

Talent buying and programming for the new locations will be handed out of Blue Note Entertainment Group’s New York office.

“Blue Note Entertainment Group has had venues in Japan for over three decades now,” says Danny Bensusan, Blue Note Entertainment Group founder and CEO. “The addition of blue Note Jazz Clubs in China and Hawaii will bridge new music opportunities for artists and fans alike in the greater Asia Pacifica/Oceania region … We are deeply committed to Blue Note’s success in both of these territories.”