Search for a New Sound: The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff

May 3, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibition opening at the Goethe-Institut (see below for details)
Opening reception with concert by Jason Moran (pianist), the Kennedy Center’s Artistic Advisor for Jazz – and current Blue Note Records artist.

The German Historical Institute is pleased to collaborate with the Goethe-Institut on this exhibition which will be on display at the Goethe-Institut May 3 – July 3, 2014 as part of a series of events held by several institutions in Washington DC to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records (see the joint Press Release for a list of all related events) . The images in the exhibition, curated by Michael Cuscuna and Tom Evered, are from what is acknowledged as Blue Note’s golden years of jazz recording. No other jazz label combined such inspired and impeccable musicianship with such distinctive photography and cover design. German-born Blue Note Records founders Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff are featured in the GHI project on Immigrant Entrepreneurship. The exhibition will be held at the:

812 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Gallery Hours: M-Th 9-5; F 9-3

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  • Article Title Search for a New Sound: The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff
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  • Website Name Immigrant Entrepreneurship
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  • Access Date July 18, 2024
  • Publisher German Historical Institute
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  • Date of Last Update August 16, 2018