The jazz club and 80-seat restaurant redwhite+bluezz is set to open its doors on March 8, under new ownership and management, at the landmark Pasadena Playhouse building.
Following a seven year run in Old Pasadena, redwhite+bluezz is closing its doors at its current location on Sunday February 24, 2013, but the redwhite+bluezz experience will continue to live on, courtesy of the Playhouse Restaurant Group.
“It makes perfect sense to open a jazz club and fine dining establishment at the Pasadena Playhouse--and even more sense to open one as popular and successful as redwhite+bluezz. We are ecstatic that we were able to acquire the rights to do so, and appreciate the opportunity to share the phenomenon created by former owner André Vener, with an even broader clientele,” added Dave Morgan, of Pasadena Restaurant Group. “We look forward to building mutually beneficial relationships with our neighbors including Vroman's Bookstore, Laemmle Theatres and, of course, the Playhouse and its patrons. It’s a win-win situation for everyone…especially Pasadenans.”
The redwhite+bluezz experience will continue with many of the special ingredients that have kept it unique. Likewise, much of the staff will remain the same, including its new Executive Chef, Alfonso “Fonzy” Galan, who steps into the new position after working as redwhite+bluezz Sous Chef for the past two years.
“I am extremely honored to step into this position,” said Galan, who has already contributed many of the menu’s most popular dishes. “What an amazing opportunity to be part of another history-making venue. Music and corks aren’t the only things that are going to be popping at redwhite+bluezz!”
Many of the area’s most revered Jazz artists will continue to perform at redwhite+bluezz. On any given night, and during Sunday brunch, customers will be treated to the talents of their favorite artists, including Brother Yusef, Tim Kobza, Steve Pandis, Gregory Lawrence, Ryan Cross and Paul Lines.
The new venue has new hours. redwhite+bluezz will be open at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday evenings. Sunday brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The website remains www.redwhitebluezz.com as will the phone number (626) 792-4441.