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Jazz Night in America: Happy Birthday Blue Note


Airs Wednesday, May 13, at 9 p.m. Blue Note Records turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a concert featuring some of the record label's living legends and rising stars. From the early years with co-founder Alfred Lion to the revitalization under Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records has become and remained one of the most iconic brands in jazz.

On Jazz Night in America, hear highlights from the Kennedy Center stage, and reflections on the label's influence with Norah Jones, Terence Blanchard and Dianne Reeves. Blue Note artist Jason Moran guest hosts this episode.

Set List

Robert Glasper & Jason Moran, "Boogie Woogie Stomp"
Bobby Hutcherson & McCoy Tyner, "Fly With The Wind"
Dianne Reeves, "Stormy Weather" 
Joe Lovano, "Fort Worth"
Norah Jones, "I've Got To See You Again"
Lou Donaldson feat. Dr. Lonnie Smith, "Alligator Boogaloo"
Lou Donaldson feat. Dr. Lonnie Smith, "Blues Walk"