The Appel Room
“Popular music was never the same after artists like Frank Sinatra regularly started to swing American standards,” asserts Jazz & Popular Song series director Michael Feinstein. For our final installment of the season, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Mack the Knife,” and “Satin Doll,” celebrate what he describes as, “the enduring influence of swing on popular music and song interpretation.”
Legend has it that Billy Strayhorn wrote one of the greatest songs in the American songbook, “Lush Life,” at the youthful age of 16. Though this timeline has been disputed by some scholars, there’s no debating the fact that Duke Ellington released his first recordings of Strayhorn’s work when Strayhorn was only 23 years old. For the final concert of the season, Jazz at Lincoln Center honors 100 years of his music.
The Appel Room - Special Event
On Monday, June 27, 2016, JALC will host the third annual Swing! A Summer Cocktail Party. Swing! honors the next generation of jazz artists and is specifically geared towards our culturally diverse young professional audience. Join us for an evening of cocktails, live jazz and more. Proceeds will support Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Education programs.