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March 29 2019

If 2018 was the year Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based vibraphonist Joel Ross kept turning up on acclaimed album after acclaimed album (Makaya McCraven Universal Beings, Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens In Common, James Francies Flight, Marquis Hill Modern Flows, Vol. 2), then 2019 is his year to be the star as he joins the Blue Note Records roster and releases his debut album. With the May 3 arrival of KingMaker, he adds his name to an illustrious jazz vibraphone legacy on the legendary label that extends from Milt Jackson to Bobby Hutcherson to Stefon Harris and now Ross.

March 22 2019

Kendrick Scott Oracle will tour behind the April 5 release of their new album A Wall Becomes A Bridge, an inspiring new 12-song cycle about overcoming obstacles both personal and collective. A new track “>>>>>>>>>Voices” is available today to stream or download.

March 19 2019

For the 4th consecutive seasonBlue Note Records and Blue Note Jazz Clubs are collaborating with Entertainment Cruise Productions to bring many of the world’s most renowned contemporary jazz musicians together for Blue Note at Sea 2020, a weeklong luxury cruise that sails through the Caribbean from January 25 through February 1, 2020.

March 12 2019

In honor of Blue Note Records’ 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman the series features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label’s history presented by themes: Blue Note DebutsBlue GroovesGreat Reid Miles CoversBlue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders. The series launches May 10 with the reissue of 3 remarkable Blue Note debuts—Herbie Hancock Takin’ OffDexter Gordon Doin’ Allright, and Robert Glasper Canvas.