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Bill Frisell. Photography by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Gallery | Jun, 2nd 2015

Bill Frisell: Up & Down The Mississippi

"My father was born and grew up along Highway 61, way up in Minnesota, not far from Bob Dylan's childhood home. That road starts in New Orleans, follows the Mississippi River, up through the Delta, Memphis, St. Louis, Davenport, all the way up to the Canadian border. To think of the music that has sprung from up, down, and all along this way is truly staggering. The main artery. I am excited, humbled, and honored to have this opportunity to explore some of the many possibilities with these great musicians. I can't wait to dive in." - Bill Frisell


news | May, 21st 2015

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.


Photo Gallery | May, 19th 2015

The Wayne Shorter Festival

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform in Rose Theater & Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas bring Sound Prints to The Appel Room for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Wayne Shorter Festival.


news | May, 18th 2015

Show Recap: Feelin' Good with Sammy Miller and the Congregation

Anyone who says nothing good happens after midnight hasn't been to a Late Night Session at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. A recent performance by Sammy Miller and the Congregation fueled an after-hours party.


Photo Gallery | May, 11th 2015

20th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival

The 20th Anniversary of the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival.


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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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Learn more about Carlos's upcoming tribute to Dizzy's!

Playlist: Carlos Henriquez on Dizzy Gillespie's Latin Side

JLCO bassist Carlos Henriquez has assembled a prodigiously talented group to explore the "Latin Side of Dizzy" this Jan. 27-28 in the Appel Room. Listen to the Dizzy songs they'll be performing!

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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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Happy Birthday, Miles!

Today would have been Miles Dewey Davis III's 90th birthday. To celebrate Davis—one of the most innovative, melodic, and iconic trumpeters the music ever produced—here's a factoid for every decade since he stepped foot on this planet.

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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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From X to Y: Fats Waller, Ornette Coleman, and Nat "King" Cole

Check out the new edition of From X to Y, featuring suggested listens for fans of Fats Waller, Ornette Coleman, and Nat "King" Cole.

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Courtesy of the William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.

10 Billy Strayhorn Songs You Should Know

Were he still with us, incomparable composer, lyricist, and pianist Billy Strayhorn would be 100. In advance of the Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis's upcoming celebration of Strayhorn, we thought we'd highlight just a few of his most indelible compositions.

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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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