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The Appel Room

Dave Douglas: Dizzy Atmosphere

Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity

Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas returns to The Appel Room with another one-of-a-kind program. In Dizzy Atmosphere, Douglas will use Gillespie repertoire as a starting point for improvisation and exploration. Joining him is a powerhouse group of improvisers, featuring Ambrose AkinmusireGerald ClaytonLinda May Han Oh, Joey Baron, and Bill Frisell.


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Nicholas Payton Quartet


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LATE NIGHT SESSION: Curtis Nowosad


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Life and Legacy of Benny Goodman

SESSION 5: SING, SING, SING

Goodman was in the right time and the right place to bring white America into the world of swing in the mid-1930’s. The music that Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington had been there all along, but it took a Goodman to initiate what became known as The Swing Era.


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Monday Nights with WBGO: Scott Tixier Quartet + Strings


Varis Leichtman Studio

Beginner's Guide to Jazz (101)

Week Four: The Swing Era

The Swing Era heralded Jazz’s place as the pop music of the day, and some of its finest artists—Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, and more—were also its megastars. But what was the music they were creating? 


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Edmar Castañeda Quartet featuring Jorge Glem


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LATE NIGHT SESSION: Barry Stephenson


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Science of Jazz

Back by popular demand, The Science of Jazz returns for a fourth year. This unique and intimate evening explores the dynamic connection between the sciences and jazz. Enjoy wine, beer, and snacks as drummer and personal trainer George Gray, bassist Alex Blake, and pianist Yoichi Uzeki show how Jazz and physical training can work together to improve overall health and mental acuity.


Varis Leichtman Studio

A Fan's Guide to Jazz (201)

Week Four: BeBop, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker

Tonight we’ll cover BeBop's rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic revolutions, and trace its development and influence.


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Charles McPherson Quintet


The Appel Room

Rags, Strides & Habaneras

Rags, Strides & Habaneras is a visually dazzling showcase of musical traditions at the core of jazz, Latin jazz, and popular styles from throughout the Americas. Four brilliant pianists and threeof New York City’s most captivating dancers will bring to life a virtuosic repertoire rooted in Africa and developed through New Orleans, Harlem, Argentina, Cuba, and Spain. Pianists include 90-year-old national treasure Dick Hyman; 14-year-old international sensation Joey Alexander; flamenco jazz genius Chano Dominguez; and rising star Sullivan Fortner, the American Pianists Association’s 2015 Cole Porter Fellow. Tearing up the stage will be tap dancer Jared Grimes, young phenomenon Eddie Torres, Jr., and flamenco dancer Jesús Carmona.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

Young People’s Chorus of New York City

30th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Get ready! The Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez are about to hit the Jazz at Lincoln Center stage with a non-stop musical extravaganza in a spectacular celebration of the renowned chorus’s 30th anniversary. 


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Monday Nights with WBGO: New York Youth Symphony Jazz featuring Vuyo Sotashe

The Great Singers and Arrangers


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Denise Thimes


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LATE NIGHT SESSION: Nate Sparks Ensemble


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Life and Legacy of Benny Goodman

SESSION 6: CONTRASTS

Throughout his career, Goodman looked for outlets to demonstrate his versatility beyond the swing band concept. Among these moments that we’ll peruse are: classical music with Bartok, Bernstein and Stravinsky; jams with Fats Navarro, Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck; music for Walt Disney; as well as some truly rare performances captured on film.


Varis Leichtman Studio

A Fan's Guide to Jazz (201)

Week Five: Jazz’s Economic Life: Looking at Jazz Through Its Economic Ebb and Flow 1946-2017

What happened to Jazz’s popularity after the Swing Era? Did it thrive again, and in leaner periods, how did it survive? We’ll address Jazz’s economic highs and lows from the 1940s to present day.


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Duduka Da Fonseca and Helio Alves featuring Maucha Adnet: Samba Jazz and the Music of Jobim


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LATE NIGHT SESSION: Nate Sparks Big Band


Rose Theater - Sound Check

Members' Open Sound Check

Members-only open sound check with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Go behind the scenes while the orchestra tunes up for their Nursery Song Swing concert! Become a member today.


Rose Theater

Nursery Song Swing

In Nursery Song Swing, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis playfully utilizes songs you know and love to showcase the Orchestra's greatest strengths: unprecedented stylistic versatility, masterful soloists, and creative roster of expert arrangers. In this group's hands, the simplicity and familiarity of childhood favorites like "Old MacDonald," "Wheels on the Bus," and "It's Not Easy Being Green" afford a world of musical possibilities. Come witness how jazz can transform even the most familiar songs and take listeners on an unforgettable ride.


Varis Leichtman Studio

WeBop Family Jazz Party: Ella and Her Fellas

 

Ms. Patrice and the WeBop Family Jazz Band will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, and Oscar Peterson. Families will swing and sing along to tunes such as “Over the Rainbow,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and “Old MacDonald.”


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LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Nate Sparks Big Band


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Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra with Special Guest Lew Tabackin


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Akira Tana and Otonowa

featuring Art Hirahara, Masaru Koga, and Noriyuki Ken Okada


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Late Night Session: The Ladybugs


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Mark Sherman Quartet with special guest Bruce Barth


Varis Leichtman Studio

A Fan's Guide to Jazz (201)

Week Six Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, and Free Jazz

Tonight we’ll look at descendents of BeBop, notably Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, and Free Jazz, and look at the innovators who helped to develop these new styles.


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Freddy Cole Quintet


Rose Theater

Paquito D’Rivera: To Bird with Strings

30th Anniversary Landmark Concert

NEA Jazz Master, Carnegie Hall Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and 14-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D'Rivera is one of the greatest musicians alive. This program explores one of his favorite albums: Charlie Parker’s Bird with Strings. D’Rivera and his ensemble will perform selections from the original recording, arrangements of unrecorded tunes from the project, and new takes on Parker’s work with Latin jazz legends like Machito and Chico O’Farrill.


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Brubeck Brothers Quartet


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

La Traviata

Maestro Atsushi Yamada leads the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) in two powerful performances of Verdi’s timeless masterpiece, La Traviata. Live orchestra, live singers and setting realized in 3D holograms. A first in the history of opera, PONY creates a world Verdi himself couldn’t have imagined.


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Late Night Session: Dida Pelled


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Duchess


Varis Leichtman Studio

A Fan's Guide to Jazz (201)

Week Seven The Fusions: Latin Jazz, Third Stream, and Fusion

Since its origins, Jazz has fused with other styles and aesthetics. As it progressed, three specific “fusion” styles emerged and become highly influential.  Tonight we’ll look at how it all happened.


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Flamenco Festival NY: DORANTES with Adam Ben Ezra and special guest Tim Ries

Flamenco meets Jazz


The Appel Room

The Swing Collective

The Swing Collective is a new quintet of enormously talented young musicians representing five countries of origin: Chilean tenor saxophonist and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Melissa Aldana, Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles, Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, Japanese bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and Ulysses Owens, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida. To witness these artists on a single stage is an exciting prospect, but tonight’s performance will be particularly special as they each debut new works composed specifically for this occasion.


Rose Theater

Family Concert: Who is Mary Lou Williams?

Our Jazz for Young People series continues with an hour-long, interactive celebration of composer, arranger, and pianist Mary Lou Williams (1910–1981). Families will learn the inspiring tale of a young woman who realized her dreams through determination, imagination, incredible talent, and a famously big heart. Her music was truly as adventurous as her personality, and you will be fascinated to discover her influence on several generations of creative jazz musicians. Hosting this event is vocalist Catherine Russell.


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