One of the music industry's most significant and iconic artists and executives – Don Was – is coming to Australia for the first time this June!
Don Was, Live In Conversation
280 Cleveland St
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One of the music industry's most significant and iconic artists and executives – Don Was – is coming to Australia for the first time this June to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records.
At this very special, one-off event Don will be interviewed live on stage by Eastside FM presenter and jazz aficionado Paris Pompour about his career and the involvement with Blue Note label. Don will be sharing videos and unreleased recordings from Blue Note Records artists.
Blue Note Records merchandise and albums will be available for sale at the venue. Don Was will be signing products after the interview.
As the President of Blue Note Records since 2011, Don Was is both the company’s leader and an ambassador for its music, charged with bringing the label’s 21st century jazz artists and its expanding palette of contemporary musicians to larger audiences. Was is also caretaker for Blue Note’s singular and historic catalogue of music, and is burnishing the label’s 80-year legacy by overseeing ongoing and extensive reissue campaigns that serve audiences in both the analogue and digital realms.
DOORS OPEN - 6:00pm
INTERVIEW COMMENCES - 6:30pm
About Don Wes
Is Don Was the definitive musical journeyman of the late 20th century? Born Don Fagenson in Detroit in 1952, he co-founded the funk/pop band Was (Not Was), of “Walk the Dinosaur” fame; won four Grammys in the far-flung genres of country, children’s music and blues; serves as president of the jazz powerhouse Blue Note Records; made documentary films about The Beatles and Brian Wilson; and has produced albums for the Rolling Stones, Aaron Neville, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Iggy Pop, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Carly Simon, The Black Crowes, Neil Diamond and Willie Nelson. It’s exhausting to think about.