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30th Anniversary Landmark Concerts - Create Your Own

Handpicked by our Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, this special anniversary package includes eight unique concerts that embody the influences and styles of jazz that are the foundation of our 30 years of programming. Build your own custom package by choosing at least three of these performances anchoring our 30th anniversary celebration. You'll receive a 10% discount on your selected concerts and enjoy the same benefits of a regular subscription package, including the ability to exchange your tickets to another concert if your plans change.

The Fantastic Mr. Jelly Lord

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Thu, Sep 14 • Fri, Sep 15 • Sat, Sep 16

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off our 30th season with a joyous celebration of New Orleans legend Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941). Jazz’s first great composer, musical intellect, and piano virtuoso, Morton gave us the musical blueprint of an eternal New Orleans and jazz as we know it today. Through both classic and never-before-heard arrangements of essential tunes like "King Porter Stomp," "Jungle Blues," “Black Bottom Stomp,” and “The Pearls,” the JLCO will showcase the contemporary power and the depth of possibility in the earliest jazz.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, Oct 20 • Sat, Oct 21

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has put forth a vast, innovative body of original work, including compositions by band members Victor Goines, Ted Nash, Chris Crenshaw, Ali Jackson, Carlos Henriquez, Vincent Gardner, and Wynton Marsalis, and former members and special guests like Wycliffe Gordon and Christian McBride. For the first time in Rose Theater, they will treat audiences to a collection of their best compositions.

Nuevo Jazz Latino

The Appel Room • 9:30PM, 7:00PM

Fri, Nov 3 • Sat, Nov 4

Back by extremely popular demand, Nuevo Jazz Latino returns to The Appel Room. This all-star ensemble features some of the greatest young leaders in Afro-Latin music today, including four brilliant Cubans – pianist Elio Villafranca, saxophonist Yosvany Terry, drummer and MacArthur Award-winner Dafnis Prieto, and genius conguero-vocalist Pedrito Martinez – plus two native New Yorkers: trumpet powerhouse Mike Rodriguez and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist, composer, arranger, and educator Carlos Henriquez.

Benny Goodman: King of Swing

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Thu, Jan 11 • Fri, Jan 12 • Sat, Jan 13

Tonight, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates a single landmark performance: Benny Goodman’s legendary 1938 debut at Carnegie Hall. The concert will consist entirely of pieces from the historic performance, including those made famous by Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, and Louis Prima. JLCO reedman Victor Goines serves as music director and performer, and special guests like Anat Cohen, Janelle Reichman, and Ken Peplowski will add their virtuosic flair.

Paquito D’Rivera: To Bird with Strings

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, Mar 16 • Sat, Mar 17

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.

Crescent City Monk with Herlin Riley & Friends

The Appel Room • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Apr 6 • Sat, Apr 7

Drummer Herlin Riley, called "a shining exemplar of New Orleans rhythm" by the New York Times, is a prolific bandleader and irreplaceable stone in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's foundation. As part of our annual Monk Festival, he's bringing together a group of friends to add some extra Crescent City flavor to Thelonious Monk's music. Joining him will be pianists Eric "ELEW" Lewis and NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, tenor saxophonist Todd Williams, bassist Reginald Veal, Cuban percussion genius Pedrito Martinez, and a special guest tap dancer.

Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Thu, Apr 26 • Fri, Apr 27 • Sat, Apr 28

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays essential big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The first part of the evening will be a full performance of Ellington's groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. Originally composed for his 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, it was advertised as "Duke Ellington's first symphony," and Ellington described the powerful three-movement suite as a "tonal parallel to the history of the American Negro." For the second half of the concert, the JLCO will swing through a number of classic Basie standards, channeling the unstoppable swing and iconic blues riffs that always brought the house down.

Wynton Marsalis

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Thu, Jun 7 • Fri, Jun 8 • Sat, Jun 9

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presents a rare concert devoted entirely to Wynton Marsalis' original music. In addition to a broad selection of favorites drawn from Marsalis' legendary career, the centerpiece of the evening will be the world premiere of Marsalis' new extended work: (The Ever-Funky Lowdown). This JALC-commissioned piece is the latest entry to Marsalis' renowned canon of music exploring America's relationship to racial matters, a topic he revisits once per decade. This subject has yielded some of his best work: the 1986 Grammy Award-winning Black Codes (From the Underground), 2007's From the Plantation to the Penitentiary, and 1994's Blood on the Fields – the first jazz composition ever to win a Pulitzer Prize.