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AJFF Connects: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AJFF Connects presents new and encore film programming events that build bridges, foster dialogue, and bring together community partners throughout the year.
“Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes” is an inspiring documentary that tells the story of two visionaries of the recording industry, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, who helped usher in an exciting new era of jazz when they founded Blue Note Records. With their commitment to amplifying diverse voices and promoting artistic freedoms, the careers of luminaries such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones have been launched through their label. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with industry artists, the documentary seamlessly melds the mission and impact of the label’s founders and their connection to jazz and hip-hop today.
After the screening, walk next door to Apres Diem for a post-film mix-and-mingle and light bites, set to the jazz stylings of the Dave Frackenphol Trio.