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Rose Theater

Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie was a visionary architect of bebop, a peerless trumpet virtuoso, and a gifted educator, dancer, and raconteur. Tonight the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and music director Vincent Gardner digs deep into the musical world of Dizzy. As much a revolution as it was a movement, bebop ushered in the modern era of jazz and marked a decisive line between old and new.


The Appel Room

The Latin Side of Dizzy with Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez is the bassist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and “an emerging master in the Latin Jazz idiom.” He has assembled a truly extraordinary band for the occasion, featuring Pedrito Martinez, Terell Stafford, Mike Rodriguez, Melissa Aldana, Marshall Gilkes, Larry Willis, and Obed Calvaire.”


Rose Theater

Family Concert: Who is Louis Armstrong?

Through stories, recordings, and live music, audiences will learn about a talented youngster from New Orleans who changed the meaning of jazz – and the way we think about art. This hour-long journey through the life of Louis Armstrong will be hosted by vocalist Catherine Russell and trumpeter Anthony Hervey.


Rose Theater

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves will assuredly set the mood for this beloved Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition as she returns for the sixth time to seduce audiences with songs and stories of love and romance. Her alluring sound, fondness of love songs, and unusually broad spectrum of sensual repertoire promises a special Valentine's Day weekend performance.


Rose Theater

Jazz of the '50s: Overflowing with Style

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores the innovative musical concepts that emerged during the 1950s – a whirlwind decade of unprecedented growth and staggering creativity. Jazz's limitless potential was on full display during these years, as exemplified by the cool jazz of Gerry Mulligan, modal jazz of Miles Davis, hard bop of Art Blakey, third stream of Gunther Schuller, the classic elegance of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the free jazz of Ornette Coleman.


The Appel Room

Dave Douglas Metamorphosis

Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas is a versatile and powerful performer of improvised music. His output as a bandleader is one of the most eclectic in history, featuring dozens of unique groups. Metamorphosis marks a bold new conceptual approach to organizing music for improvisers and features an all-star gallery of legendary voices. For this special engagement, Douglas has enlisted some of the most influential modern improvisers, many of them Douglas’ own heroes: trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, saxophonist Oliver Lake, drummer Andrew Cyrille, guitarist Marc Ribot, pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and percussionist Susie Ibarra.


Rose Theater

Eddie Palmieri: Celebrating 80 Years

Eddie Palmieri is an incomparable performer and bandleader of some of the most energetic concerts in Jazz at Lincoln Center's history. This season, the NEA Jazz Master and nine-time Grammy Award-winner continues his fast-paced career in Rose Theater for an 80th birthday blowout. One of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer known for skillfully fusing complex jazz harmonies with the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage and of various Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean fusions.


Rose Theater

Free To Be: Jazz of the '60s & Beyond

The 1960s was a time of national soul-searching that brought our country closer to its true identity and expanded our belief in freedom. In a contemporary exploration of this pivotal decade, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform some of its most powerful and thought-provoking pieces, many with messages that remain relevant today. The JLCO will perform masterpieces by Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, and Charles Mingus, and music director Walter Blanding will debut a big band arrangement of Sonny Rollins' historic "Freedom Suite." Another centerpiece of the program will be the premiere of Blanding's The Happiness of Being, a sprawling musical reflection on the meaning of freedom.


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 Rhythm Concerto, an extended piece written in the innovative spirit of drum greats like Rich.


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

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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