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Pianist Joey Alexander Signs with Verve Records

Three time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Joey Alexander has signed with Verve Records. Alexander will perform his first-ever run at the Blue Note in New York City on June 6 – 9 with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Kendrick Scott. Alexander, Grenadier, and Scott will then start recording together and a new album is expected … Read More “Pianist Joey Alexander Signs with Verve Records”

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Blue Note Records Turns 80 Years Old Today

Blue Note, the world-famous record label founded in 1939, turns 80 today. It was on Jan. 6, 1939 that the label’s co-founder, German immigrant Alfred Lion, produced its first recording session in New York City, featuring the boogie-woogie piano of Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons. To draw attention to its important legacy, Blue Note … Read More “Blue Note Records Turns 80 Years Old Today”

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Blue Note Announces Vol. 2 of Subscription Vinyl Box Series

Blue Note Review: Volume Two – Spirit & Time, the second edition of Blue Note Records’ vinyl box-set subscription series, will begin shipping to members in the first week of December, the label announced today. Following the sold-out success of Blue Note Review: Volume One, the box’s limited-edition production has increased to 2,000 sets. Subscribers and new … Read More “Blue Note Announces Vol. 2 of Subscription Vinyl Box Series”

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Blue Note Introduces Limited-Edition Luxury Box Set Series

Blue Note has announced the first installment in the Blue Note Review, a “stunning new biannual, limited-edition, luxury box set subscription series,” according to an official press release. Limited to 1,500 sets, the collectible box runs $200 and is now (and only) available to order at bluenotereview.com. Each volume in the series will include a collection … Read More “Blue Note Introduces Limited-Edition Luxury Box Set Series”

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Blue Note Rio to Open August 2017

Blue Note Entertainment Group in partnership with L21 Participacões has recently announced that it is expanding to South America, with Blue Note Rio set to open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August. The Rio location is BNEG’s eighth worldwide, joining jazz clubs in New York, N.Y.; Napa, California; Waikiki, Hawaii; Milan, Italy; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan and Beijing, … Read More “Blue Note Rio to Open August 2017”

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Chick Corea’s 75th Birthday Celebration at the Blue Note

Keyboardist and composer Chick Corea has a storied history of performances at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, including multi-week stands marking his 60th and 70th birthdays. But in mid-October through mid-December, Corea celebrated his 75th with an eight-week concert series featuring a strikingly diverse program of past and present collaborators. JT photographer Alan Nahigian … Read More “Chick Corea’s 75th Birthday Celebration at the Blue Note”

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