Friday, March 24th, 2017
New York, NY (March 24, 2017) - In May, Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center becomes a confluence of jazz legends and the next generation of jazz talent. Veteran jazz musicians pass along decades of wisdom and training and foster intergenerational musical exchange. In addition to the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (May 11-13), 2016 GRAMMY Award-winning young vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio (May 19-20) will return for her third headlining appearance in The Appel Room with a program curated entirely to her taste. During the same weekend, current and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Wynton Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, and Rodney Whitaker join a group of young artists handpicked to perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington in Rose Theater. The rising stars in this band are in the early stages of their musical careers. All the performances will be an inspiring multigenerational exploration of jazz.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
New York, New York (March 21, 2017) - Guitar icon John Scofield will take the stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room for four performances on May 5-6 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. John Scofield Retrospective: Quiet and Loud Jazz follows his 2017 GRAMMY Award wins for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Scofield will add new insights to two of his most revered albums - Blue Matter (1986) and Quiet (1996) - exploring them for the first time since their original release. Blue Matter was one of Scofield’s first releases after leaving Miles Davis’ group, and he will perform alongside the original personnel - bassist Gary Grainger, drummer Dennis Chambers, and pianist Jim Beard. The second album to be explored is Quiet, featuring Scofield on classical nylon guitar. For this performance, he will reunite with the original musicians on the record - Charles Pillow on alto flute, English horn, and tenor saxophone; John Clark on French horn; and Roger Rosenberg on bass clarinet; along with long-time collaborator and master saxophonist Joe Lovano, additional reed and horn musicians Michael Rodriguez and Jeffrey Scott, and an all-star rhythm section of Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier. The evening will be a comparative study of the diverse range of John Scofield, from the contemplative Quiet to the raging funk of Blue Matter.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Highlights for National Jazz Appreciation Month include performances by Alan Broadbent, Christian McBride and Ulysses Owens, Jr. and celebrations to honor Slide Hampton and Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
New York, NY (February 28, 2017) - Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announced its 2017-18 season, which marks the organization’s 30th anniversary. The season includes 30 unique concert programs comprised of over 90 performances in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and a diverse and extensive range of education and community programs for all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th anniversary season is anchored by the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO), with performances that salute living legends of jazz and showcase its rising stars. The season concludes with a grand finale world premiere composition by Wynton Marsalis.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
2017-18 JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER SEASON CONCERTS