Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 8:00pm
The Grand Opera House, Wilmington

schedule & tickets   venue   official site  

Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939. It derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz including Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.
This tour will be celebrating Blue Note's 80th Anniversary. Under the watchful eye of its president, Don Was. They will be presenting the following three artists in a spectacular celebration of the label and Jazz Music today. Only Blue Note Records, with their unique brand of cool, could assemble such a dynamic evening of talent and music.
Kandace Springs � Vocalist and keyboards / Trio - Every so often a new singer emerges who's able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Kandace Springs is one of those artists. The 27-year old, Nashville based singer, songwriter and pianist counts such stylists as Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by her sparkling Blue Note Records debut, Soul Eyes, mimics none of them. Springs eventually attracted the attention of Prince, who had heard her makeover of Sam Smiths "Stay With Me". The music icon then invited her to perform with him at Paisly Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. She has since appeared on Ghostface Killah's 36 Seasons, Aqualung's 10 Futures, and Black Violin's Stereotypes. Her second full length Blue Note album "Indigo" will be released Sept 7 2018
James Francies � Piano / Trio � 22-year-old James Francies is next in the long line of jazz pianists who have characterized the music of Blue Note. He has recorded and or performed with Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Robert Glasper and Lauryn Hill, among many others. He also performed on Chance The Rapper's hit single "No Problem" which went on to win 2 Grammy Awards. In addition, he frequently fills-in with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon.
James Carter Organ Trio, James Carter � Saxophone / Trio - James Carter is a 49 year old Saxophonist from Detroit. He as recorded 18 albums under his own name while appearing on many more with artists including The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ginger Baker (Cream), Kathleen Battle, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux and Marcus Miller, among others. The organ combo reigned for several decades as jazz's meat-and-potatoes mainstay, a populist vehicle for blues-drenched blowing. In the hands of James Carter, one of jazz's most sophisticated improvisers, the organ trio is no less meaty and satisfying. But his virtuosic saxophone chops elevate the organ combo to a rarefied realm defined by delectable soul, a gourmet repertoire, and consistently inspired group interplay. Featuring the lithe and muscular keyboard work of Detroit's rising B3 star Gerard Gibbs and the propulsive drum support of Motor City trap master Alex White, the multigenerational James Carter Organ Trio is now in its seventeenth year.

Theater & Performance: Variety Theater & Performance Music: Jazz / Blues Music: Hip-Hop / R&B Music Northern Delaware



Schedule & Tickets

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 8:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2019-11-08 20:00:00 2019-11-08 23:00:00 America/New_York Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration https://www.delawarescene.com/event/25340/blue-note-records-80th-birthday-celebration The Grand Opera House, 818 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801
$34-$39 · Call 302-652-5577 to order.

venue

The Grand Opera House
818 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-652-5577 phone
visit website
full map & directions
update this page

Update this event

If you have an organization profile, please log in for quicker processing.

Your full name (required)

Your email address (required)

Your organization (if applicable)

Your phone number (required)

Internet Address:
ec2-3-228-24-192.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Changes (required)
What changes do you recommend we make to this page? Please be specific, providing correct dates, spelling, etc.

find events

October 2019
SMTWTFS
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20212223242526
2728293031  
November 2019
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
February 2020
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
May 2020
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
August 2020
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
September 2020
SMTWTFS
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Features

Categories

regions