GRAMMY Museum To Launch Blue Note Records Exhibit March 25

Blue Note Records: The Finest In Jazz to celebrate the label's 75th anniversary and feature rare artifacts from Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk and Rudy Van Gelder, among others
  • Art Blakey
  • Photo: Francis Wolff
    Thelonious Monk
  • Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images
    Don Was
March 03, 2014 -- 1:50 pm PST

On March 25 the GRAMMY Museum will launch Blue Note Records: The Finest In Jazz, an exhibit that will offer visitors an in-depth look at the record label, which this year is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

On display in the Mike Curb Gallery on the Museum's fourth floor through October 2014, artifacts featured in the exhibit will include 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, among others items.

In conjunction with the exhibit's launch, on March 25 Blue Note Records President Don Was will visit the GRAMMY Museum's Clive Davis Theater to participate in a question-and-answer session as part of the Museum's An Evening With series.

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