Opening Preview Event With The Pedrito Martínez Group
on Wednesday, November 12 -
Grand Opening To Follow This December
Venue To Host On-Going Residency
by The Pedrito Martínez Group
Initial Lineup To Feature
Juanito Pascual, Jose 'Pepito' Gomez & Francisco Mela
New York, NY - November 10, 2014 - Blue Note Entertainment Group (BNEG) will open Subrosa - a new Latin & World Music venue located in New York City's Meatpacking District - with an opening preview event on Wednesday, November 12, featuring performances by The Pedrito Martínez Group (shows at 7:00PM & 9:00PM). The venue's grand opening will follow in December.
Owned and operated by BNEG, Subrosa, Latin for "under the rose," is an intimate, eclectic listening room dedicated to showcasing music, art, and culture. The 120 capacity basement space located on 63 Gansevoort St. intends to present live music nightly (shows at 7:00PM & 9:00PM) and serve food. Additional confirmed artists include guitarist Juanito Pascual, Cuban vocalist Jose 'Pepito' Gomez and drummer Francisco Mela. Tickets for all currently announced shows are $20 and can be purchased at www.subrosanyc.com.
"We are opening Subrosa to provide a new creative hub for eclectic music, with an emphasis on Latin and World music disciplines," says Steven Bensusan, President of Blue Note Entertainment Group. "This space will ultimately serve as a destination for listeners to discover new globally-influenced music in an accessible setting."
After a nine-year monthly residency at New York's Guantanamera, The Pedrito Martínez Group will move its residency to Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The daringly inventive Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez has become a ubiquitous presence on the New York scene. "I am honored to be part of the launch of Subrosa," says Martínez. "I am excited to be starting a residency with the Blue Note family, who are known for their passion and service to music." Following the soft launch on November 12, The Pedrito Martínez Group is scheduled to perform at Subrosa on the following dates: November 13, 19, 20; December 2, 16-17, 18, 23; January 12-14, 21-22, 29-30.
"Perdito has clearly become a staple on New York's Latin and creative music scenes," adds Bensusan. "We are absolutely thrilled to kick off our latest New York City venue with Pedrito's group and host his new residency."
In addition to Martínez, Subrosa has confirmed the following shows: Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio - November 14; "Direct from Cuba Presents: Jose 'Pepito' Gomez - Special Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club" - November 21, 27, 28 & December 11; and the Francisco Mela Son Quartet - December 12, 19 & 26. Additional headliners will be announced in the coming days.
Blue Note Entertainment Group, founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, is a multi-faceted entertainment company that owns and operates New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club, Highline Ballroom, and Subrosa; The Howard Theatre (Washington D.C.); and Blue Note Jazz Clubs Worldwide (Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan and Milan, Italy). The company also programs the Regattabar Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA). Blue Note Entertainment Group presents shows outside of its club network. The annual Blue Note Jazz Festival was established in 2011 and has since grown to feature over 150 concerts in more than 15 venues throughout New York City each June. Subsidiaries of Blue Note Entertainment Group include the GRAMMY®-nominated record label Half Note Records, whose catalogue includes over fifty titles recorded live at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as Blue Note Management Group and Blue Note Media Group.