Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration to Take Place at Tri-C's Metropolitan Campus on Nov. 13


Blue Note Records artists Kandace Springs, James Carter and James Francies will commemorate the iconic record label’s 80th birthday on Nov. 13 with a performance at the John P. Murphy Foundation Theatre at Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus.

The event is part of the Tri-C Performing Arts Series presented by Cuyahoga Community College. Each artist will perform a set of his or her own music before joining together for a finale featuring a classic Blue Note tune. The venerable record label served as home to historic greats such as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Today, Blue Note features top artists such as Terence Blanchard, José James and Norah Jones while continuing to launch new talent into the jazz world.

“Blue Note stood for a certain sound, feel and even look with its album covers,” says Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C Performing Arts and Tri-C JazzFest, in a press release. “To this day, there is a defining hipness associated with the Blue Note roster.”

Tickets to the show range from $5 to $35 and can be purchased at or by calling 216-987-4444. Parking is available in lot 5 off of Woodland Avenue.

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