The Half Note NFT: Take ownership of special moments in Jazz history

As Jazz lovers, the Half Note Jazz Club and its founder Mike Canterino hold a special place in our hearts. This iconic club comes with a rich history and stories to tell. To celebrate and share Mike’s passion and dedication to Jazz music, the Canterino family is bringing something innovative to the NFT game. The family is offering something special to all Jazz lovers globally through The Half Note Jazz Club (THNJC) Foundation.

The foundation now offers a series of Mike Canterino and the Half Note digital music and art for auction. With this THNJC NFT, Jazz lovers can acquire a wide range of original content, including rare and never-seen-before pictures of Mike Canterino. These rarities capture unique moments in the Half Note’s illustrious history. The Half Note NFT offers you ultra-rare pieces with airtight proof of ownership and bragging rights!

The Half Note’s NFT Offering

For years, the THNJC foundation has been looking for innovative ways to give all music lovers and collectors more access to rarities that capture Mike Canterino’s life and love for Jazz. The rise of non-fungible tokens in 2021 provides a safe and secure channel for the foundation to offer rare digital music and art for auction. The THNJC NFT leverages Oracle-powered randomness to allow for digital downloads of rarities with blockchain-based proof of ownership. Oracle powers several NFT platforms that require provably random inputs for distributing unique digital music and art collectibles. Currently, has the Oracle sync and accepts multiple cryptos at checkout. The foundation is also planning to auction digital art and music on other NFT websites.

THNJC Digital Music and Art Auction!

With THNJC’s non-fungible token, Jazz lovers and collectors can purchase ownership of rare photos and images of Mike Canterino in the form of a unique digital token living on a blockchain. In this first NFT round, the foundation is offering three digital music and art rarities for auction.


The Premier of Original Art of Jimmy Rushing

The Half Note Jazz Club was one of the coolest and popular nightclubs in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Located in Hudson & Spring Street, this iconic club featured renowned musicians regularly. “We had strong names — John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Lennie Tristano, and Zoot Sims were the best,” said Sonny Canterino in a 1973 interview with the New York Times. Sometimes, legends like Jimmy Rushing just dropped by unannounced. The foundation is offering one ultra-rare NFT of Jimmy Rushing’s original art for auction. This rarity art captures a sentimental moment in the legend’s life.

Rushing, aka Mr. Five by Five, was a renowned singer and pianist from Oklahoma best known for hits like “Harvard Blues” and “Going to Chicago” with Count Basie’s Orchestra. Popular songs of the time incorporated Rushing’s rotund build in their lyrics. One hit song for Harry James described the icon as “he’s five feet tall, and he’s five feet wide,” the origin of the name “Mr. Five by Five.” This digital art for auction captures all these sentimental qualities of the legendary pianist.

Among blues singers, Rushing was “the daddy of them all.” You can see this quality in this original sketch. This world-famous piece of art is the only physical collection to be auctioned in the first THNJC NFT round. To own a nostalgic moment in Jimmy Rushing’s life and love for music, get this rarity art NOW!

Mike Canterino with Duke Ellington

New York City became the epicenter for jazz music from the roaring ‘20s to the ’70s. The coolest NYC nightclubs like the Half Note nurtured legends. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Half Note was one of the top places to listen to jazz icons and NYC’s original Swing Street, where figures like Duke Ellington retreated after hours.

 During this period, Mike Canterino made friends and interacted with musicians, including Ellington. One NFT digital art and music on auction is a picture that captured this friendship in a sentimental moment in the history of Jazz music.

Ellington is widely considered a pivotal figure in jazz history. He wrote over one thousand compositions, with an extensive recorded personal jazz legacy. This non-fungible token for auction brings together the illustrious life stories of Duke Ellington and Mike Canterino. The picture captures their dedication, love, and passion for jazz music. This NFT rarity for digital download offers you a unique opportunity to own a part of a nostalgic moment in music history. To take ownership of this once-in-a-lifetime moment in time, get this RARITY NOW!

Mike Canterino with Tony Bennett

What do Mike Canterino and Tony Bennett have in common? Well, they both fell in love with jazz at an early age and served in the military. After completing their service, Mike founded the Half Note Jazz Club, and Bennett became a jazz icon with his classy, unhurried ballads. Bennett is a 19-time Grammy winner, while Mike Canterino built the iconic Half Note club with passion and love. One rarity offered in THNJC’s Digital Art and Music Auction captures a moment in the two men’s musical journey.

This sentimental picture of Mike Canterino and Tony Bennett brings to life the two men’s charm and love for music. It highlights how Mike and Bennett interacted on a personal level and worked towards their dreams. The content on their work board in the background gives you a peek into the evolution of Jazz. This rarity holds a special place in the hearts of music lovers. To own this nostalgic moment in jazz history, buy this rarity NOW!

Why Buy these Rarities for Auction?

The THNJC NFT gives you access and ownership rights to unique moments in the musical history and the illustrious life of Mike Canterino and other legends. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity also offers you bragging rights for purchasing rare original images with immense sentimental value in the music world. You can also buy these rarities to support the THNJC Foundation and celebrate Mike Canterino’s passion and contribution to jazz music. We are currently working on the content and the logo for rarity.

Like any other rarity art, THNJC’s NFT digital art and music auction offer lucrative investment opportunities. All THNJC’s rarities are in the bull market, with rising prices and sustained investor confidence. Whether you love music or seek a profit, take advantage of this bullish market to enjoy a high-return investment. You can buy these rarities NOW as speculative assets and then resell them for a lot more in a few months. With the ever-increasing popularity of NFTs, you can make a profit by purchasing Jimmy Rushing’s sketch or Mike Canterino’s photos with a legend.


The Half Note has tons of original rarity art and pictures to offer. We will be offering more NFT digital art and music auction in the coming months. So, visit regularly to stay up-to-date on upcoming NFT offerings, auctions, and digital downloads.