Grammy Museum to Salute Blue Note Records to Mark Jazz Appreciation Month

Don Was, Terence Blanchard
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(L-R) Don Was and Terence Blanchard attend An Evening With Terence Blanchard at on Sept. 16, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Other programs in April will feature such pop veterans as Richie Furay, Tower of Power and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

The Grammy Museum is marking Jazz Appreciation Month in April with several programming elements.

On April 2, it will launch a digital exhibit, "Blue Note: The Finest in Jazz," to pay tribute to the legendary jazz label. An archived program from the opening of the exhibit, with Don Was and Terence Blanchard, will also be available on Collection:live, the Grammy Museum's online streaming service.

The museum will also release archived programs by such jazz notables as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Azar Lawrence, Christian McBride, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Cassandra Wilson. It will also have new programs on April 8  with jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen and jazz guitarist Julian Lage.

Other programs in April will feature veteran artists Richie Furay, Tower of Power and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

The latter couple won six Grammys as part of the Fifth Dimension and an additional award on their own with “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (to Be in My Show),” a No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 in 1977.

Here is the Grammy Museum's April schedule for Collection:Live. All programs feature interviews and/or performances:

April 8
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month
Emmet Cohen
Julian Lage

April 22
The Beat Farmers
Richie Furay
T Bear aka Richard T Bear
Tower of Power

April 29
Adam Ezra Group
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

Spotlight Saturdays Series takeover by Elektra Music Group:

April 3 - Chloe Moriondo
April 10 - Livingston
April 17 - Brynn Cartelli
April 24 - The Band CAMINO

Archived programs to be released in celebration of jazz appreciation month:

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Azar Lawrence
Christian McBride
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Don Was & Terence Blanchard
Cassandra Wilson

Digital Exhibit:

April 2 – "Blue Note: The Finest in Jazz"

Education Programming:

Grammy Career Day is a nationwide education program focused on career mentorship presented by the Grammy Museum for middle and high school students in music programs. Middle school and high school students and teachers across the U.S. are invited to join these Grammy Career Day event dates. Registration link.

Grammy Camp is a five-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in music. Students from across the U.S. can apply to one of the many career tracks offered during the 2021 session. The application deadline has been extended to April 15.  Application form.

Collection:live is available for $2.99/month or $29.99/year. Proceeds benefit the Grammy Museum's music education initiatives and help keep the Museum's mission alive while the physical location remains closed due to COVID-19.

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