Sunday, May 5, 2013

PAST: FILM: "Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz" as part of the Blue Note @ 75 Celebration MON, May 5th at 6:30pm at the Goethe-Institut, $7, $4 students

Film Screening  "Blue Note – A Story of Modern Jazz" as part of the Blue Note @ 75 celebration
Monday, May 5th
$7 general, $4 students
Film: German. English subtitles, Germany, 1996/1997, 90 min, Dir: Julian Benedikt

Introduced by Larry Applebaum, Senior Music Reference Specialist, Library of Congress

"Since its establishment in 1939, Blue Notes Records has been the epitome of jazz music. Blue Note has influenced musicians, filmmakers, actors and even athletes. Yet hardly anyone knows that two German emigrants founded the label. The story of Blue Note is the story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jews, who emigrated from Berlin to New York in 1939 and turned their love for jazz into a profession. They found a new home in the music of the oppressed minority of black America. Though Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff didn’t have any money or connections and couldn’t speak English when they arrived in New York, they started recording the music of what were at that time unknown artists."
812 7th St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown or take the Circulator bus to the stop closest to Mass Ave & 7th St NW

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