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Blue Note CEO Gives Lecture at Berklee

Berklee College of Music has invited Blue Note Records President and CEO Bruce Lundvall to give the 14th Annual Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business/Management. Lundvall’s lecture “Reinventing Blue Note, and Other Adventures in the Music Business,” will chronicle his mission to resurrect and modernize the historic all-jazz label.

Lundvall will deliver his lecture at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at Berklee’s David Friend Recital Hall. The event will not be open to the public, although members of the media are invited to attend.

Today, Blue Note Records is home to a diverse group of artists running the gamut from Norah Jones to Wynton Marsalis. The label’s subdivisions include Capitol Jazz, Pacific Jazz and Roulette Jazz.

After successful stints as the Senior Vice President at Elektra/Asylum and President at Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch, Lundvall created the Manhattan label for EMI. As a part of Manhattan EMI, he revived Blue Note for reissues as well as new album releases.

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