Blue Note Entertainment Group Further Expands East With New Venue In Beijing
Blue Note Beijing Open in 2016; Two Additional Blue Note's in Shanghai & Taipei to Open Within Three Years
Rendering of ground level stairs leading to the main entrance of the Blue Note Beijing
Blue Note Entertainment Group (BNEG) - the organization that owns, operates, and licenses 10 music venues worldwide, including the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club brand in New York, Japan, and Milan - announced further expansion east, with the opening of new Blue Note Jazz Club in China.
For its expansion to China, Blue Note Entertainment Group has partnered with Winbright Culture and Media Co., Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing Winbright Investment Co., Ltd.). Blue Note Beijing will open in March 2016, followed by two additional locations in Shanghai and Taipei within the next three years.
Rendering of Blue Note Beijing main club space
Located on the southeast corner of Tiananmen Square, Blue Note Beijing is only steps away from the Forbidden City, the National Assembly Hall and the Presidential Compound. Originally built as the American Embassy and the Legation Quarters of Beijing in the early 1900s, it is the only preserved foreign embassy building remaining from Imperial China. With a capacity of over 250 patrons, the 16,000 square foot location is currently undergoing a multi-million renovation. Blue Note Beijing will present two shows nightly, Tuesday through Sundays. Similar to other Blue Note locations, the venue will offer a full-course dinner menu as well as offer a dedicated gift shop.
"Blue Note is universally recognized as the world's most prominent and respected jazz brand," says Bao Zhong Lun, General Manager of Winbright Culture and Media Co., Ltd. "We are proud to partner with Blue Note Entertainment Group. This move will not only create excitement among jazz enthusiasts, but will also bring in a new era of music business into China, allowing China's cultural market to become better integrated with the global music industry."
The introduction of Blue Note Jazz Club in China has received the welcome and support of China's Department of Culture and is poised to offer a new direction for the current state of the Chinese music industry.