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Azar Lawrence Reflects on His Time With McCoy Tyner

news | Jul, 13th 2017

Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit: Azar Lawrence on His Time With McCoy Tyner

We sat down with saxophonist Azar Lawrence to hear what it was like playing with McCoy Tyner on some of Tyner's most acclaimed recordings and what he learned from our 2017 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductee.

Barry Harris: better late than never

news | Jun, 15th 2017

So the Story Goes: Barry Harris's Never-ending Master Class

Prepare for Harris's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola sets by listening to a 2002 broadcast of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR, in which he provided some insight into how one of jazz’s longest-running educational workshops came to be.

Hamilton de Holanda shares some of his favorite Monk tunes

news | May, 26th 2017

Playlist: Exploring the Wide World of Monk with Hamilton de Holanda

Hamilton de Holanda, who's referred to as the "Jimi Hendrix" of the bandolim (or Brazilian mandolin), shares some of his favorite Thelonious Monk tunes in advance of his World of Monk performances with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

John Scofield and Hudson have a new album coming in June!

news | May, 25th 2017

June New Releases: Hudson, Ahmad Jamal, and more!

The debut project from Hudson (a.k.a. Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield) and a new live album from Ambrose Akinmusire highlight June's slate of new jazz releases.

The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

news | May, 5th 2017

Here Are Your 2017 Inductees Into the Ertegun Jazz Hall Of Fame

Learn more about the 2017 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame class, which features two pioneering bandleaders and one of the greatest pianists to ever tickle the ivories.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


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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