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NPR MUSIC TO PRESENT LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST OF “BLUE NOTE AT 75, THE CONCERT” MAY 11 FROM THE KENNEDY CENTER

NPR MUSIC TO PRESENT LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST OF “BLUE NOTE AT 75, THE CONCERT” MAY 11 FROM THE KENNEDY CENTER

May 9 2014

As part of The Kennedy Center’s celebration of Blue Note Records’ 75th anniversary, NPR Music will present a live video webcast of its culminating event, Blue Note at 75, The Concert. The evening of performances by Blue Note Records artists will be available to watch at NPR Music Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m. EST.

Blue Note at 75, The Concert, co-hosted by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and President of Blue Note Records Don Was, brings together artists from the iconic label's present and past roster. The evening includes performances by vocalists Norah Jones and Dianne Reeves, saxophonist Joe Lovano, current Blue Note recording artist and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Wayne Shorter and his Quartet of pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade; organist Dr. Lonnie Smith; NEA Jazz Masters Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphonist; Lou Donaldson, saxophonist; and McCoy Tyner, pianist; plus other special guests.

Blue Note at 75 Celebration

The Kennedy Center celebrates the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, The Finest In Jazz Since 1939, with some of the iconic label's most notable musicians in this jazz extravaganza featuring a week of mainstage concerts as well as some of its newest artists in free Millennium Stage performances. Related lectures, film screenings, photo exhibits, and more will be held at other locations in Washington, D.C., in collaborative events hosted by the Library of Congress, the Goethe-Institut, and the German Historical Institute. For a full schedule, visit the Blue Note at 75 website.

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