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October is a monthlong celebration of 5 Years of Open Ears

On November 7, 2007 the Open Ears Music Series presented its first performance in the Blue Nile Balcony Room. The Jeff Albert Quintet performed at the first of the weekly Wednesday night concerts. The rest of November featured New Orleans … Continue reading

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No Show May 15

Our TV culture has over ridden our actual culture, and the May 15 Tate Carson band show has been canceled due to a TV shoot in the club. Tate’s band will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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Daisy/Vandermark Duo on July 26

Tomorrow night’s show should be special. We are fortunate to be able to host the New Orleans stop on the Tim Daisy/Ken Vandermark Duo tour. The show is in the Blue Nile Balcony Room on Tuesday July 26, 2011, sometime … Continue reading

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WWOZ Live Broadcast from Open Ears

This week (Tuesday Aug 17, 2010), WWOZ 90.7 FM will broadcast live from the Open Ears Music Series. The featured band is Rex Gregory’s group with Ashlin Parker, Austin Johnson, Peter Harris, and Simon Lott. Please come out and get … Continue reading

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Conference Call & Brötzmann/Drake upcoming concerts

Open Ears is pleased to present (or help present) two great shows by world class improvisers from other parts of our world. On Tuesday April 20, in our regular Tuesday night Blue Nile time and space, we will present Conference … Continue reading

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Props from Downbeat

The new (Feb 09) Downbeat contains their annual jazz club listing. Here is what they had to say about The Blue Nile (our home). The Blue Nile offers a wide variety of jazz, from traditional and New Orleans, to Latin … Continue reading

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Our one year anniversary

The Open Ears Music Series celebrates its first year with a month of special programming in November. The Open Ears Music Series presents performances every Tuesday night in the upstairs room of The Blue Nile on Frenchmen St in New … Continue reading

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Change in recording policy

Due to some difficult logistics, and changes in personal schedules, we will no longer be able to record and post all of every show. Some full shows will still get recorded, and some partial shows, and we will continue to … Continue reading

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Open Ears Music Series is now on Tuesdays

We will take a short summer break the first two weeks of July, and then will come back on a new night starting July 15. Our move to Tuesday nights was done in the interest of having the best possible … Continue reading

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Frenchmen String Quartet to play before Open Ears shows

Starting this week, the Frenchmen String Quartet will play before each Open Ears show. They do classical string quartet repertoire as well as some other interesting things, so get there early and enjoy the music. This shouldn’t affect the start … Continue reading

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