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May 2015

CALENDAR VIEW

 

Rose Theater

Essentially Ellington Competition Part I

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world. Each year, high school musicians from across North America travel to New York City to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances.


Rose Theater

Essentially Ellington Competition Part II

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world. Each year, high school musicians from across North America travel to New York City to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances.


Rose Theater

Essentially Ellington Competition Part III

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world. Each year, high school musicians from across North America travel to New York City to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances.


The Appel Room

Michael Feinstein’s Blue Eyed Saloon Songs

Frank Sinatra coined the phrase “Saloon Songs,” which referred to those songs of unrequited love, sadness, and heartbreak. Jazz and Popular Song series director Michael Feinstein curates and performs classics meant to be experienced, “with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other.”


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Wayne Shorter

At 81 years old, NEA Jazz Master Wayne Shorter is ever-present, remaining one of the most transformative figures in music. Shorter will join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in celebration of his unique and definitive compositions, which have placed him heir to modern jazz architect Thelonious Monk as the poet laureate of jazz.


The Appel Room

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints

Featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh, and Joey Baron

Saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas, prominent bandleaders with highly successful recording careers and distinguished honors, are two leading voices in jazz today. As part of our Wayne Shorter Festival, they will perform with Sound Prints, their Shorter-inspired quintet, conceptualized after their shared time in the SFJAZZ Collective in 2008.


The Appel Room

Bill Frisell: Up & Down The Mississippi

Traveling Highway 61

Bill Frisell, along with pianist Craig Taborn, trumpeter Ron Miles, saxophonist Greg Osby, and drummer Kenny Wollesen, embarks on a musical journey along the revered route, revisiting Dixieland jazz, Memphis soul and rock, and the Delta Blues in a unique embodiment of the American musical landscape.


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The Artistry of Max Roach with Ali Jackson

After crossing paths with Roach at age 12, Ali Jackson was forever impacted, and the two would enjoy a formative student-teacher connection. In a one-night-only salute to the father of modern drumming, JLCO member Jackson illuminates Roach’s conceptual and artistic genius. As a drummer, Roach kicked down perceived boundaries of drumming, creating clear melodies, advanced themes, and unparalleled virtuosity.