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The Story of Blue Note Records

From its humble beginning in 1939 as a tiny independent jazz label, Blue Note developed into a legendary source of much of the finest in modern jazz, especially for the music it produced during the 50’s and 60’s. In this course we will look first at the evolution of the label and how it captured the zeitgeist of the era through sound and sight. Then we will focus on some of the key musicians who gave Blue Note its distinctive sound and its indelible place in the jazz pantheon.


James Adashek

Jim Adashek is a retired attorney and life-long jazz fan. Interested in all phases of jazz, he has presented previous Osher courses on Jazz of the ’20s and Jazz of the Swing Era. In addition to being an avid record collector and ... read more

Date: Thu, Sept 22

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 2:15-3:30pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: James Adashek

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:320

Registration opens Tue, Aug 16.

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