Already confirmed from abroad are Chick Correa ,Chris Botti,Brazil's icon Hermeto Paschoal, Joao Donato,Teresa Salgueiro (Madredeus) as well as top Brazilian musicians residing either in Brazil or abroad like Sergio Mendes.
During the city's greatest show on earth,Carnaval in March,the Carioca Blue is expected to serve an alternative listening booth for those seeking other sounds than the samba .
Ditto for the Rock in Rio festival in mid-September for fans tired of Rock and as a musical jam session meeting place for varied talents.
Asked about the local notoriety of not keeping quiet at nightspots when good music is playing,the President of the New York 's original Blue Note(which opened in 1981,Steven Bensusan says "we had the same problem in other parts of the world like Milan but when excellent music is playing the audience keeps quiet.." Agreeing that "legends are legends" in reference to past jazz greats like Coltrane,Miles Davis,Dizzy Gillespie,Charlie Parker and company,Bensusan believes that "there are great talents like Josh Redman for example creating new music and new compositions and concurs with his Brazilian partners that the land of Villa Lobos,,Tom Jobim ,Caetano Veloso,Chico Buarque ,Gilberto Gil and Ary Barroso,etc is very fertile for music making.
Calainho has the last word on Brazil's newest musical home: "it is important for us to show the world that we are not only bring international attractions. We wish to feature here at Rio's Blue Note Brazilian jazz and Brazilian music which is related to jazz. We hope that the public will be a mixture of locals and foreigners. The latter come to Brazil not to hear international artists biut Brazilians/" ". .
Harold Emert at Blue Note