Live Sunday: Blue Note At 75, The Concert

Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from NPR

The iconic jazz label Blue Note Records turns 75 this year, and it’s celebrating in Washington, D.C. As the capstone to a week of performances, film screenings and discussions, Blue Note artists gather in the 2,465-seat concert hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a special performance. Slated to appear are giants from Blue Note history — including Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, Lou Donaldson and McCoy Tyner — as well as mainstays of the label’s present: musicians like Norah Jones, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano and Jason Moran. They’ll be joined by special surprise guests throughout the evening, as well.

NPR Music presents a live webcast of Blue Note At 75, The Concert this Sunday, May 11 starting at 7 p.m. ET. An audio recording will be archived at this page, with video segments to follow.

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