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February 22, 2020
7:00 PM
Normal Theater
209 W North St

Normal, IL 61761
$7 for General Admission, $5 for Students
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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Part of our continuing Jazz / On Screen Series presented by Further Jazz, Inc. Additional support for this screening provided by Waiting Room Records. BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists, the film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop. Glenn Wilson and Friends will present a concert of favorites from classic Blue Note recordings of the 50’s and 60’s following the film.