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It was late in the Civil War that Beirut's Blue Note opened its doors to the public and the intimate jazz club celebrated its 30th anniversary Monday with a night of performances from musicians who contributed over the years.Over the decades the Blue Note has hosted many international and local artists, including Chico Freeman, John Hicks, Andrew Hill, Ziad Rahbani, Charbel Rouhanna and Alecco Habib. The Blue Note remains a small venue so not everyone could join the festivities but some 20 musicians did help mark the anniversary. Being an evening for the musicians more than the listeners, Monday night's entertainment was more laid back than some shows.Tutunjian and his sextet have also been with the Blue Note from the start, mostly playing bebop and Bossa Nova.Nazha said the space never once thought of closing, despite past financial hardships and the challenge of providing safety for international performers. He hopes The Blue Note will continue to be a space where Lebanese performers can collaborate with international artists.
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