Wednesday, October 7 at 9 p.m.
In celebration of her just-released, career-spanning album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (out now on Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl), Suzanne Vega will play a globally live-streamed concert from New York City’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. In a gesture of support for the independent live music industry, currently facing the existential threat of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Vega has partnered on the shows with more than 80 independent venues and promoters in the United States and additional promoters and major festivals in Europe.
The full-band set will feature the album’s New York-centric repertoire, honoring Vega’s long musical relationship with her hometown. She will be joined on the Blue Note stage by longtime guitarist Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jason Hart.
Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega will release her latest album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, on September 11, 2020 (Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl). “I recorded these songs at the Café Carlyle in New York City,” Vega says of the album. “It’s a small, exclusive club that has hosted legends from Eartha Kitt to Judy Collins, and is also known to be the place where Jackie Kennedy met Audrey Hepburn. I love it for its bohemian old-world glamour! I included songs that were inspired by New York City or for which New York provided the backdrop, including “Walk on the Wild Side” by my late, great friend, Lou Reed—a song I rarely heard him sing himself.”
Don’t miss this one night only event that you can watch from the comfort of your own home!