FAQs

Who do I contact at Blue Engine?

All questions, comments, and inquiries can be directed to info@blueenginerecords.org.

What does it mean for Jazz at Lincoln Center to have a label?

Blue Engine is not a separate entity but rather a project of Jazz at Lincoln Center and an extension of our work to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz. The label is an opportunity for Jazz at Lincoln Center to unlock its archive of 28 years of concert recordings, further exposing audiences to incredible music and our core idea that “all jazz is modern.”

Will all concerts be available for purchase?

While Jazz at Lincoln Center does record almost all of its concerts in Rose Theater and the Appel Room, concert recordings will not be immediately available. Over time, we do hope to increase the number of annual Blue Engine Records releases.

How many releases will Blue Engine make available each year?

Blue Engine will release at least six albums each year, including recordings from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s R. Theodore Ammon Archives and Music Library.  Live in Cuba from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be released on 8/21/15 with preorders beginning on iTunes on 6/30/15.

Where will the albums be available?

Blue Engine releases will be available at "Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola" and in Frederick P. Rose Hall during Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts; on all digital stores including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play; on streaming services such as Spotify; and in retail stores nationwide.

Will you be signing artists?

Initially, Blue Engine does not expect to sign any artists, but we welcome submissions and interest. Please note that we may not be able to respond to your submission.

Why the name “Blue Engine Records?"

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new record label has been a long time coming, and it’s been a labor of love for a small group of Jazz at Lincoln Center employees. The struggles associated with that long gestation period have led the people persistently pushing the project forward to call it “the little label that could,” hence the “engine” reference. Add in Wynton Marsalis' long-standing love of trains (he grew up near a train station and appreciates the role that railroads have played in transporting musicians around the country in order to cross-pollinate the music) and the role that the blues has played in jazz’s evolution, and you’ve got Blue Engine records.

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