Blue Note Records marks 80th anniversary with UK pop-up store

Blue Note Records marks 80th anniversary with UK pop-up store

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the legendary jazz record label, Blue Note Records will open its first ever UK pop-up store this month. 

The pop-up opens at Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross on November 15 to coincide with the opening night of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019. 

The store will feature exclusive framed canvas artwork, Blue Note 80 prints, audio and visual installations, exclusive merchandise, plus vinyl, CDs, DVD and Blu-Ray copies of the film Blue Note Records Beyond The Notes.

There’s also a revised 80th anniversary edition of the celebrated book, Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression: The Finest in Jazz Since 1939 by the late Richard Havers.

An array of additional events at the store will be announced across the week with special guest artists, music, cultural speakers and label representatives. 

The Blue Note roster has included John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Cannonball Adderley and Dexter Gordon, among hundreds of others.

The label is headed up by president Don Was. 

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes, directed by Sophie Huber, will be broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer on November 15 at 9.30pm. 

Blue Note Records’ will also stage events during the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019.


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