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Who Says There’s No Money In Jazz

Who Says There’s No Money In Jazz

Blue Note Records' Don Was buys home in Santa Monica – LA Times

Bassist/record producer Don Was has quietly bought a house in Santa Monica for $2.75 million.

The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1988, features a step-down living room, a formal dining room, a library, five bedrooms and six bathrooms within more than 5,500 square feet of living space. An office sits above the garage.

Vaulted ceilings tower over the master suite, which has a sitting area, a fireplace and a patio. There are also fireplaces in the living and family rooms.

Was, 62, became president of Blue Note Records two years ago.

He formed the band Was (Was Not) in 1979 with friend David Was. Their real names are Don Fagenson and David Weiss. The rock-disco-dance-jazz-R&B band took a hiatus of about a dozen years before resuming in 2004. “Boo!,” released six years ago, is their most recent studio album.

Don Was composed the theme music for “Mad About You” (1992-99) and has written or produced the soundtracks for a variety of TV shows and films.

The property previously sold a decade ago for $2 million.

Credit goes to Celebrity Address Aerial for unearthing the off-market deal.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty


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