The Grammy Museum has launched a digital exhibit called Blue Note: The Finest in Jazz, marking Jazz Appreciation Month by paying tribute to the legendary record label.
The exhibit, which premiered on April 2, is accompanied by an archived Q&A session with Blue Note president Don Was and Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. It’s now available to watch on Collection:live, the Grammy Museum’s online streaming service.
Also part of the Grammy Museum’s programming for this month are archival performances by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Azar Lawrence, Christian McBride, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Cassandra Wilson. On April 8, it will feature new performances by pianist and composer Emmet Cohen and guitarist Julian Lage.
Blue Note: The Finest in Jazz was introduced to the Grammy Museum in 2014, when the label was celebrating its 75th anniversary. It included artifacts such as Thelonious Monk’s baby grand piano, an original tape box from Rudy Van Gelder’s recording sessions, Art Blakey’s snare drum, classic photographs by Francis Wolff, handwritten lyrics and sheet music from various Blue Note artists, original concert posters, handbills and other ephemera, and album artwork from Blue Note Records releases.