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Photography by Lawrence Sumulong for Jazz at Lincoln Center

news | Nov, 18th 2015

Behind The Lens: An Interview with Frank Stewart

Intensely observant, frequently hysterical, Frank Stewart’s decades-long career as a photographer has produced defining portraits of jazz’s great artists, bringing us closer to the music in the process. In this interview, Stewart - now the senior staff photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center - talks about his development as a photographer and reveals stories from a life behind the lens.


Photography by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

news | Nov, 13th 2015

Big Band Holidays: In Stores Now

Put some swing in your holiday season with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The first holiday album ever released by the DownBeat Readers Poll’s Best Big Band of 2013 & 2014, BIG BAND HOLIDAYS is sure to become a classic. See a list of where you can buy your copy.


news | Nov, 10th 2015

From X to Y: Jimmy Smith and Louis Armstrong

Though not often thought of together in the same sentence, Louis Armstrong and Jimmy Smith were pivotal figures in jazz and masters of their craft. Collectively, their careers spanned over 100 years and produced dozens of albums. But when you've indulged your way through their deep discographies and are hungry for more, what's the next course? In this edition of "From X to Y," we’ll introduce you to other organ and trumpet masters and leave you feeling full.


Photography by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Gallery | Nov, 9th 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Fall Mini-Tour

Get a behind the scenes view of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton on tour in Newark NJ, Bridgeport CT, Princeton NJ, and Cape May NJ. Photography by Jazz at Lincoln Center staff photographer Frank Stewart.


Watch Wayne's World featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

news | Oct, 22nd 2015

Watch Wayne's World: Wayne Shorter and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Watch a video featuring an exclusive interview with Wayne Shorter as well as his performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.


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Study up on jazz piano history!

Playlist: Get Ready for Handful of Keys with the Evolution of Jazz Piano!

Study up for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis's new album Handful of Keys, featuring special guests Joey Alexander, Dick Hyman, Myra Melford, and more!

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

Playlist: Get to Know

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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Watch Helen Sung and Isaiah J. Thompson perform Handful of Keys live!

To celebrate the latest release from Blue Engine records, two world-class jazz pianists showed off their chops live from Paste Magazine's NYC studios.

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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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