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

August 28, 2018

On Tour in September

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes: Dok Station - Music Film Festival Bucarest/Rumania, Filmfest Hamburg/Germany and Vancouver International Film Festival/Canada.

August 23, 2018

Premiere in Luzern

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes: am Donnerstag, 23. August um 19 Uhr Filmpremiere und Gespräch im Stattkino, Luzern, mit Niklaus Troxler sowie Pirmin Bossart; musikalisches Intro: Urs Leimgruber. Zur Einstimmung "Jazz als Lebensschule", erschienen in der Luzerner Zeitung HIER

June 23, 2018

Festivals in July

Our Blue Note film will be premiered in France at FID Marseille, will be screened at the Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco and will have a special screening at the Kronsberg Jazz Festival in Norway. Thank you for having us!

June 04, 2018

In Swiss Cinemas in June

You don't have to be a jazz fan to love this movie! An 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.

From 14 JUNE in SWISS CINEMAS / from 27 JUNE in SUISSE ROMANDE

June 01, 2018

Shanghai International Film Festival

Happy to announce the Asian premiere of Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June.

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!

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