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news | Oct, 20th 2016

10 More Essential Jazz Albums

No jazz record collection is complete without these classic records! Learn more about historic recordings from Wayne Shorter, Betty Carter, and more!


Elio Villafranca

news | Oct, 7th 2016

Decades later, a father-son correspondence shapes Elio Villafranca's

Listen to a playlist of Africa-infused songs--including selections from Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, and Randy Weston--that pianist Elio Villafranca will perform in "Letters to Mother Africa."


Dave Douglas

news | Sep, 29th 2016

October New Releases: Dave Douglas, Miles Davis, & more

Support jazz and check out the latest albums from a wide array of artists, including Orrin Evans, Mary Halvorson, Miles Davis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis!


Music Inc. in 1969

news | Sep, 26th 2016

Charles Tolliver and the evolution of Music Inc.

This Tuesday and Wednesday at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Charles Tolliver will be providing a look back at a forward-thinking group as part of the Generations in Jazz Festival.


Jon Hendricks at Jazz at Lincoln Center

news | Sep, 21st 2016

So the Story Goes: Jon Hendricks on how hamburgers birthed vocalese

Jon Hendricks is sometimes called the "Father of Vocalese" for being the first to write lyrics for well-known instrumental melodies. In this installment of "So the Story Goes," he reveals why a burger joint became the style's birthplace.


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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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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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