This summer, American born singer Jason Faust headlined ‘Black Note Club’, performing for the first time as the frontman of his band. The magical concoction of the night consisted of extremely talented musicians Jason Faust on vocals, keyboards, and trumpet, Corah on tenor saxophone and vocals, Manu Linois on electric guitar, Sam Keri on electric bass, Adrian Black on drums and vocals, and Brian Zani acting as director of operations and videographer for the band.
The night’s theme, titled ‘Love in all aspects’, filled the space with a very warm, joyous energy, immediately energising the crowd with the band’s upbeat, infectious melodies and rhythms. The band covered well-known hits such as ‘You are the sunshine of my life’ by Stevie Wonder, and also debuted original performances by Jason Faust, such as ‘Make a choice’, ‘Love always finds its way’, and ‘Chill to this vibe’, which were all received very positively by the crowd.
Each soloist performance blew me away, as the sheer talent and commitment by every one of those musical artists hypnotised the crowd into a state of wonderment and fixation. Faust’s transition between trumpet and keyboards within the same song was impressive to say the least, with his vocals complementing very well with Black’s soulful vocal tone.
The synthesiser mode used on the keyboards added an out-of-this world element to the night, in a fusion of electro, soul, and jazz. Overall, the night emanated feel-good vibes and highlighted the importance of love and human connection through meaningful lyrics – “Forever and ever, we live life together, we live for each other”.
About Black Note Club:
‘Black Note Club’ in Valencia is a cultural hot-spot for locals and tourists and has been an integral part of the city’s vibrant music scene for the past 30 years. Known for its rich history and commitment to quality performances, the club has become a hub for both local and international artists.
At ‘Black Note Club’, you can expect a diverse range of events that cater to various musical tastes. From jazz and blues to rock, funk, and soul, the club offers a dynamic lineup that appeals to a broad audience. Live performances by talented musicians, bands, and solo artists create an electrifying atmosphere, ensuring memorable experiences for music enthusiasts.
The club frequently hosts concerts, jam sessions, and themed nights dedicated to specific genres or styles. For example, every Wednesday the club puts on a ‘JamBlack’ session at 22:30h – essentially a jam session where a collection of talented artists and bands come to perform on stage, improvising as they go along, and playing whatever their hearts urge them to play. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the wide range of genres played in the jam sessions – from smooth jazz to energetic blues to hardcore rock ‘n’ roll; no week will be the same at Black Note Club!
An example of the specific themed nights is that this Thursday, Black Note Club will be hosting a ‘Hot Jazz Jam’ Session at 20:00h, playing traditional and swing jazz. Therefore, you’re more than likely to find an event that resonates with your musical preferences at Black Note Club.
In addition to live music, the venue often collaborates with local artists and hosts art exhibitions, fostering a vibrant creative community. Overall, with its cosy and intimate setting, Black Note Club provides an immersive experience, allowing visitors to connect with the music and performers on a deeper level. Offering an enchantment of live music, Black Note Club serves as a place where music becomes a source of replenishment and reinvigoration for the soul, as humanity can share this experience as a singularity.
Here’s what the owner of the Black Note Club has to say:
“Our goal is to give a real alternative to the nightlife of the city by incorporating live music into the scene… It is clear that in 30 years the environment has changed a lot and we have had to adapt to it, to our city, introducing new musical styles compared to those that were around a quarter of a century ago.”
“Black Note Club is something more than music; it is a way of living by and for live music. Our ultimate goal is the promotion of musical groups who truly deserve the maximum respect for the quality of their music.”
Report by Melissa McCrow
Article copyright ’24/7 Valencia’
‘Black Note Club’ photo by Adri Castellanos
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