Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes will celebrate the release of their second CD with a performance at 9:00 p.m. Friday, January 30 at Venice Cafe.
Titled Sarahnade En Bleu, the disc (pictured) was recorded this past fall at Red Pill Studios by Sam Ohlhausen, and includes 17 songs ranging from swing and blues numbers dating back to the 1930s to slightly newer standards such as "Mack The Knife" and "Fever."
The band's namesake and lead singer Sarah Jane Ulrich is accompanied on the recording by Blue Note regulars Jerry Greene (saxophones, clarinet), Ben Osborne (guitar), Mark Hochberg (bass) and Kevin Cheli (drums), as well as a crew of guest musicians including Tommy Halloran on vocals, Joe Bozzi on vibes, Doug Burns on trombone, Randy Holmes on trumpet, and Tim Garcia on piano.
Copies of the CD will be available initially only at Blue Notes gigs, with a special sale price of $10 on January 30 only, and $15 thereafter. Ulrich said the disc subsequently will be available for mail order via the band's website, exact date TBD, with digital downloads to follow "within 30 days."