Blue Note’s Steven Bensusan on Hosting Robert Glasper

[Robert Glasper] was my first call. I said, Look, we can’t think of anybody better to open. He has a history of bringing in a lot of special guests and he’s the future of jazz. We said we need to confirm shows in the next two weeks to get everything on sale and booking shows at 60 seats was not easy. […]

Canyon Club’s Lance Sterling on Hosting Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and all the Foo Fighters live nearby. They are always at the Canyon Club. They’re big music aficionados, especially with the new bands. Don Muller, their agent, knew that we were struggling and knew that we hadn’t received any grant money. The [Shuttered Venue Operators Grant] is in this endless loop for why it’s not paid out, and […]