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Charles Mingus in 1976

news | Apr, 20th 2018

Why Mingus Matters: An Intro to the Music and Legacy of Charles Mingus

No one in jazz expressed a wider range of emotions with more musical power than Charles Mingus and almost no one drew on as many musical sources of inspiration. Enjoy a JALC-curated playlist of music to help you appreciate this jazz giant's incredible legacy.


news | Apr, 4th 2018

Which Swing U class is best for you?

Are you a jazz wiz and wish to become a certified jazz expert? Or are you familiar with the music but want the ability to discuss it in more depth?


Get our exclusive release this Saturday, 4/21!

news | Mar, 30th 2018

Celebrate Record Store Day with a United We Swing Exclusive!

Learn more about the Wynton Marsalis Septet's exclusive, limited-edition 10" picture disc that will be available this April 21st as part of Record Store Day 2018!


news | Mar, 29th 2018

April New Releases: Renee Rosnes, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas, and more!

Renee Rosnes, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas, and more have albums coming out this April. Check them out and hear the newest jazz music to hit streaming platforms and record stores alike!


Listen to Wynton Marsalis's playlist celebrating United We Swing!

news | Mar, 27th 2018

Playlist: Celebrating the Blues with Wynton Marsalis & United We Swing

A new, bluesy playlist from Wynton Marsalis celebrates Blue Engine's star-studded new release, "United We Swing"!


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Ahmad Jamal - Photo by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Another 10 Essential Jazz Albums

Here's a list of 10 more must-have classics for to round out your collection of jazz records.

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Thelonious Monk at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival with his children, T.S. and Boo Boo.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Thelonious Monk, by His Son T.S. Monk

Celebrate Thelonious Monk’s Centennial by getting to know the legend through his son’s memories.

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Chick Corea - photo by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Chick Corea: Five Essential Albums

Chick Corea is one of the most influential figures in jazz and one of the greatest living jazz pianists. In advance of his trio’s July 4 performance in Highland Park, IL, at the Ravinia Festival alongside the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, here are five essential albums from his discography.

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Wynton Marsalis performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Celebrating Spaces and The Abyssinian Mass with Colbert on The Late Show

Wynton Marsalis appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform with Jon Batiste, Stay Human, and acclaimed dancer Lil Buck. Check out video and behind-the-scenes content from their performance.

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10 Essential Jazz Albums

New to jazz and don't know where to start? With many artists and extensive catalogues of music, a new jazz listener can feel intimidated. We're here to help! Check out our list of 10 albums to get you started on your jazz journey and introduce yourself to some of jazz's great artists.

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A Visit to Clark Terry

On December 7, 2014 the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drove 8 hours on an off day to play for Clark Terry on his 94th birthday. Victor Goines, James Chirillo, Ted Nash, Vincent Gardner, and Walter Blanding recall the day and the impact that Clark had on jazz.

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Joe Temperley, by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Notes from the Road: Remembering Joe Temperley

Before his passing in May, Joe Temperley spent 29 unforgettable years as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's baritone saxophonist and its beloved elder statesman. Between performances on their recent mini-tour of Canada, several JLCO members shared their memories of Temperley, who left behind an indelible legacy and a whole lot of stories.

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6 Underappreciated Jazz Artists You Should Check Out

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so we thought we'd celebrate by delving into the careers of a handful of underappreciated jazz artists. Explore the careers of six musicians who deserve more accolades and learn the best places to start with their discographies.

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