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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates Thelonious Monk Centennial: The Monk Festival, June 1-4

New York, NY (April 11, 2017) - Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the centennial of genius composer and pianist Thelonious Monk with fourteen performances in all three venues in Frederick P. Rose Hall, dedicated to his jazz legacy as part of the Monk Festival, June 1-4, 2017. With an artist roster than spans the generations and the globe, the performances will exemplify Thelonious Monk’s truly universal influence. The global exploration of Monk features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, along with Pakistani flutist Baqir Abbas and Brazilian instrumentalist Hamilton de Holanda as guest artists in Rose Theater, June 1-3. In The Appel Room, June 2-3, Monk’s music will be performed by two young pianists of the next generation of jazz: 13-year old piano prodigy Joey Alexander and New Orleans’ Sullivan Fortner, recipient of the 2015 American Pianist Association’s prestigious Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz honor. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will continue to highlight Monk’s influence for the next generation of musicians with Light Blue: Gabe Schnider and Friends Celebrate Monk and Monk’s Dream: Russell Hall Plays Monk.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

2017 Ertergun Jazz Hall of Fame Nominees

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers jazz fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction process.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017


New York, NY (March 30, 2017) - This year marks the centennial of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald whose nonpareil legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz vocal. Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the “First Lady of Song’s” artistry with the Ella Fitzgerald Festival featuring an all-star roster of musicians spanning generations and genres in concerts throughout its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Frederick P. Rose Hall, the “House of Swing,” is located at Broadway and 60th Street, New York, New York.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Jazz at Lincoln Center Names Pamela Butler Vice President, Development

New York, NY (March 27, 2017) – Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and Board Chairman Robert J. Appel, on behalf of the Board of Directors, announced today that Pamela Butler has been appointed Vice President, Development. Effective April 17, Ms. Butler

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.