Don Was is a 6X Grammy® Winner and music producer for the Rolling Stones, Bob Seeger, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and many others. He serves as the President of Blue Note Records and directs the music career of several top performers in today’s music world.
Though his work is done behind the scenes, Don is a legend in the music business. His imprint on a recording can mean the difference between a successful venture and an epic venture.
Jazz Cruises Executive Director Michael Lazaroff has worked with Don for many years now and he is in awe of Don’s talents, influence and gravitas.
“In the past 25 years, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of jazz’s most significant performers, producers and presenters. None of them is more talented, more devoted to the truth in music and more committed to being authentic and honest than Don. His piercing intellect and ability to see the big picture are both amazing and intimidating, at least to me.
So, when he takes the time to talk about Blue Note at Sea, I listen. I am glad I did, as his explanation of why this cruise is special is the most compelling and significant I have heard.” —Michael Lazaroff, Executive Director, Jazz Cruises
Blue Note at Sea is a very special music event. It is an honor to have Don serve as a host on the cruise and we hope you’ll watch this video as he explains how the cruise came to be and why it’s so special.