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Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Generations in Jazz, Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, Mary Stallings, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Harold Mabern, Paquito D’Rivera, Camille Thurman, Keyon Harrold, Brianna Thomas, Bruce Harris, Miki Yamanaka, Dave Liebman, Ryan Keb

news | Aug, 21st 2017

Playlist: Get Ready for the 8th Annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival!

It’s almost September, and that can only mean one thing: the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival is just about here! Find out more and listen to a playlist featuring selections from participating artists.


Listen now to 30 Years of JALC history!

news | Aug, 3rd 2017

Announcing All Jazz Is Modern: 30 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center

We're celebrating our 30th anniversary with 30 previously unreleased recordings of live music from throughout our performance history. Listen to the first three now!


The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

news | Aug, 1st 2017

Big Band Mondays: A Nod to Tradition at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

In September, as part of the Generations In Jazz Festival, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola hosts Big Band Mondays. The series serves as a nod toward a long-running NYC tradition that's come to define the city's jazz scene.


Bobby McFerrin by Carol Friedman

news | Jul, 27th 2017

So the Story Goes: Bobby McFerrin’s Fateful Night in Hollywood

In an episode of Jazz Stories on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, Bobby McFerrin recounts the time he serendipitously saw Miles Davis live and how it changed his whole perspective on music.


Get to know Don Redman's influence

news | Jul, 17th 2017

How High the Moon: Don Redman's Jazz Legacy in 7 Recordings

Often overlooked, Don Redman's influence on jazz reached far and wide. Loren Schoenberg, Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, takes you through 7 important Redman recordings and how they show the artist's reach and influence.


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Listen to a playlist featuring some of John Lewis's greatest music!

Playlist: Get to Know "The Music of John Lewis"

Enrich your listening experience of "The Music of John Lewis," the new album from the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis ft. Jon Batiste, with an excerpt from its liner notes and a playlist exploring Lewis's oeuvre!

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Ingrid Jensen in RECOLLECT

Crate-dig with Jimmy Cobb, Sheila Jordan & more in RECOLLECT

Our new original video series RECOLLECT takes you record shopping with some of the world's greatest jazz artists, including Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan, and many more!

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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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Grassella Oliphant

Lessons from Our Masters: Grassella Oliphant on Keeping Jazz's Legacy Alive

Grassella Oliphant kicks off the Lessons from Our Masters series on his 88th birthday, opening our Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival. Oliphant played with Ahmad Jamal in 1952, Sarah Vaughan through the late 1950s, and released acclaimed albums featuring heavyweights like Bobby Hutcherson, Clark Terry, and Grant Green. It’ll be a festive evening of music as we celebrate Oliphant’s birthday and launch our 2017 Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival!

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Buddy Rich

So the Story Goes: Buddy Rich on Music and Magic

In the latest installment of So the Story Goes, Buddy Rich—sometimes regarded as "the world's greatest drummer"—gets rhapsodic about the power of music and recounts that one time he played for the Queen of England.

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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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