September 22, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Citizen Vinyl presents Blue Note Brunch on Sunday, June 18. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Menu specials + music from the most iconic jazz label, spun by guest DJ Ames_AF.
Citizen Vinyl: What drew you to the Blue Note Jazz record label?
What goes into selecting music for an event like the Blue Note Brunch — how do you choose from such a rich collection of music?
Well, I’ve found creating a very specific theme helps. On one end, constraint can be the mother of innovation, on the other it can almost write itself. The trick for me is I had to have it on vinyl — I have a sizable collection, but it’s cursedly diverse, so threading a cohesive theme within that poses a challenge.
I do want a narrative arc. Picking songs so a story is told , even if just that each song hands off to the next with some sonic cue. It has to move forward but the changes shouldn’t feel jarring.