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The Appel Room

Joshua Redman Still Dreaming

Joshua Redman – one of the best known saxophonists in the world – embarks on his latest musical project with the "Still Dreaming" quartet. This new group features Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade, three of the most imaginative voices in contemporary jazz.


The Appel Room

Michael Feinstein: The Unforgettable Nat King Cole

With hits such as "The Christmas Song," "Unforgettable," "Nature Boy," and "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66," Michael Feinstein – known as the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook – explores the artistry of quintessential crooner Nat "King" Cole.


Rose Theater

Buddy Rich Centennial: Celebrating the Jazz Drum

Ali Jackson will invigorate the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a virtuosic display of big band drums and rhythm. To open the evening, Jackson will arrange the music of Buddy Rich, an innovative big band genius who would have turned 100 this year. For the program's second half, audiences will witness the world-premiere of Jackson's Living Grooves: A World of Jazz Rhythm, an extended piece written in the innovative spirit of drum greats like Rich.


Rose Theater

Annual Gala: Ella at 100 -
Forever the First Lady of Song

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala is a one-night-only centennial celebration of the First Lady of Song – Ella Fitzgerald. . This year’s gala will be hosted by the one and only Harry Connick, Jr., and some of the greatest vocalists alive will take the stage to honor Ella. Featured artists include Renée Fleming, Roberta Gambarini, Alison Krauss, Marilyn Maye, Audra McDonald, Camille Thurman, Kenny Washington, and Cécile McLorin Salvant in duet with pianist Sullivan Fortner. 


Rose Theater

Celebrating Ella: The First Lady of Jazz

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, a vocalist whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz singing. Through diverse repertoire arranged by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, tonight's guest vocalists will demonstrate why the "First Lady of Song" remains a case study in succinct phrasing and uncompromising musicality. Joining the Orchestra for this special occasion are two celebrated veteran vocalists: Kenny Washington and Roberta Gambarini.


The Appel Room

Michael Feinstein: The Music of Mel Tormé

A singer, historian, and consummate entertainer, director Michael Feinstein brings irrepressible charm and encyclopedic knowledge to the Jazz & Popular Song series. The latest edition in this exciting series is a spirited dedication to Mel Tormé, an iconic songwriter called the "velvet fog" in reference to his enchantingly smooth voice.


The Appel Room

John Scofield Retrospective: Quiet and Loud Jazz

Guitar icon John Scofield is a one-of-a-kind virtuoso known for his versatility and signature blend of jazz, funk, rock, R&B, and soul. For these concerts, Scofield will add new insights to two of his most revered albums: Blue Matter and Quiet. He will be joined by Gary Grainger, Dennis Chambers, Bill Stewart, Larry Grenadier, and Joe Lovano.


The Appel Room

Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio

A breathtaking young vocalist whose musical expertise far exceeds her years, Cécile McLorin Salvant has ascended to the major leagues in the blink of an eye. With a voice, a vision, and an impeccable band at her side, the soulful 26-year-old vocalist has topped critics' polls, earned fans around the world, and won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.


Rose Theater

Count Meets the Duke

Wynton Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, and Rodney Whitaker–all current or former members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra–join a group of handpicked young artists to perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.


Rose Theater

World of Monk

With its iconic melodies, insightful harmonic progressions, and complex but danceable rhythms, the music of Thelonious Monk offers limitless opportunity for improvisation and interpretation. Monk's music is loved all over the world, and because of its fundamental simplicity, musicians of all styles and backgrounds find kinship in it. This global exploration of Monk features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Baqir Abbas, Hamilton de Holanda, and brand new Monk arrangements.


The Appel Room

'Round Midnight: Monk's Legacy

Thelonious Monk is a singular genius in the world of jazz. One such composition is the masterpiece "'Round Midnight," written when Monk was only 18 years old. Tonight, his music will be performed by two of the most exciting young pianists of the next generation of jazz: 13-year-old Indonesian sensation Joey Alexander, the first true child prodigy in the history of jazz; and New Orleans' Sullivan Fortner, recipient of the 2015 American Pianists Association's prestigious Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz honor.


The Appel Room

Michael Feinstein: Ella On My Mind

In Michael Feinstein's final Jazz & Popular Song concert of the season, the multi-platinum selling interpreter of American song will perform classics made famous by Ella Fitzgerald. The "First Lady of Song" was a particularly well-rounded musician, an impeccable singer and endlessly influential improviser.


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