Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

A Film by Sophie Huber

The Film

A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

News

May 04, 2018

Sheffield Doc/Fest

We are thrilled to announce our European premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The director Sophie Huber will be present at the first screening on June 8. Screening dates and tickets: https://sheffdocfest.com/films/6415

April 23, 2018

World Premiere @Tribeca

We are proud to announce our world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival! Blue Note Records was founded in New York in 1939, nearly 80 years later we come back with a film about this legendary label. Congrats to the whole team!

March 20, 2018

Screening Dates Tribeca

April 23, 8pm Tribeca Festival Hub, World Premiere with Performance

April 24, 3pm Cinépolis Chelsea 9

April 25, 10pm Cinépolis Chelsea 9

April 26, 8.15 pm Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6

Tickets will be on sale on March 27

Blue Note

«Blue Note’s legendary catalog traces the entire history of the music from Hot Jazz, Boogie Woogie, and Swing, through Bebop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde, and Fusion. »

Director's Note

«I write what I wish for. - Wayne Shorter»

Interview Director

«Swiss filmmaker Sophie Huber succeeds in taking an intimate look behind the scenes of the legendary American jazz label. As the title promises, the film goes beyond the history of the label and follows jazz as a political statement, which is particularly resonant today.»

Credits

With (In Alphabetical Order)       

Ambrose Akinmusire

Michael Cuscuna

Lou Donaldson

Robert Glasper

Herbie Hancock

Derrick Hodge

Norah Jones

Keith Lewis

Lionel Loueke

Terrace Martin

Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Kendrick Scott

Wayne Shorter

Marcus Strickland

Rudy Van Gelder

Don Was


Director

Sophie Huber


Director Of Photography               

Shane Sigler

Patrick Lindenmaier


Editor                                       

Russell Greene


Producers

Hercli Bundi

Chiemi Karasawa

Susanne Guggenberger

Sophie Huber


Executive Producers                                  

Geoffrey Kempin

Terry Shand

Anke Beining-Wellhausen


Associate Producer                         

Vadim Jendreyko


Production

Mira Film


In Association with

Eagle Rock Entertainment

Isotope Films

Final Cut USA

BBC Music


In Coproduction with

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR

Teleclub


With Financial Support From      

Zürcher Filmstiftung

Media Desk Suisse

UBS Culture Foundation

Verein zur Filmförderung in der Schweiz – IWC Filmmaker Award

Stiftung Kulturfonds Suissimage

Succès Passage Antenne

Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Stage Pool Focal