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gallery | Dec, 22nd 2015

A Festive Evening at the House of Swing

Last weekend was a particularly festive one for the House of Swing: the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrated the holiday season with their Big Band Holidays concerts, and we reopened our newly renovated hall and unveiled the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium. Explore photos from a star-studded evening to remember!


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news | Dec, 2nd 2015

Oh, What Fun!: Watch Jingle Bells, an animated short from big band holidays

Go dashing through the snow with the video for "Jingle Bells"! Taken from BIG BAND HOLIDAYS, the new album from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, this animated video is sure to delight every member of the family this holiday season.


This holiday season, give the gift of jazz.

news | Nov, 20th 2015

The 2015 Jazz at Lincoln Center Gift Guide

This holiday season, give the gift of jazz! Our gift guide's wide range of creative ideas--including tickets, albums, classes, and more--will help you get the perfect present for the jazz lover on your list.


Photography by Lawrence Sumulong for Jazz at Lincoln Center

news | Nov, 18th 2015

Behind The Lens: An Interview with Frank Stewart

Intensely observant, frequently hysterical, Frank Stewart’s decades-long career as a photographer has produced defining portraits of jazz’s great artists, bringing us closer to the music in the process. In this interview, Stewart - now the senior staff photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center - talks about his development as a photographer and reveals stories from a life behind the lens.


Photography by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

news | Nov, 13th 2015

Big Band Holidays: In Stores Now

Put some swing in your holiday season with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The first holiday album ever released by the DownBeat Readers Poll’s Best Big Band of 2013 & 2014, BIG BAND HOLIDAYS is sure to become a classic. See a list of where you can buy your copy.


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Duke Ellington

The Essential Ellington: How Duke Ellington Changed Jazz Forever

Nobody in the history of jazz expressed himself more freely; or with more variety, swing, and sophistication than Duke Ellington. Listen to our playlist of essential Ellington recordings and find out how he changed jazz forever.

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Nina and Nat

And the Inductees Are… Your Choices for the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

Find out who the three 2018 inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame are! All three made an indelible impact on America's music and influenced millions in the process.

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Ahmad Jamal - Photo by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Another 10 Essential Jazz Albums

Here's a list of 10 more must-have classics for to round out your collection of jazz records.

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Thelonious Monk at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival with his children, T.S. and Boo Boo.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Thelonious Monk, by His Son T.S. Monk

Celebrate Thelonious Monk’s Centennial by getting to know the legend through his son’s memories.

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Chick Corea - photo by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Chick Corea: Five Essential Albums

Chick Corea is one of the most influential figures in jazz and one of the greatest living jazz pianists. In advance of his trio’s July 4 performance in Highland Park, IL, at the Ravinia Festival alongside the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, here are five essential albums from his discography.

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Wynton Marsalis performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Celebrating Spaces and The Abyssinian Mass with Colbert on The Late Show

Wynton Marsalis appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform with Jon Batiste, Stay Human, and acclaimed dancer Lil Buck. Check out video and behind-the-scenes content from their performance.

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10 Essential Jazz Albums

New to jazz and don't know where to start? With many artists and extensive catalogues of music, a new jazz listener can feel intimidated. We're here to help! Check out our list of 10 albums to get you started on your jazz journey and introduce yourself to some of jazz's great artists.

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A Visit to Clark Terry

On December 7, 2014 the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drove 8 hours on an off day to play for Clark Terry on his 94th birthday. Victor Goines, James Chirillo, Ted Nash, Vincent Gardner, and Walter Blanding recall the day and the impact that Clark had on jazz.

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Ornette Coleman

The Department Store Painting that Inspired Ornette Coleman and 5 Other Interesting Facts About His Life

Ornette Coleman led a life as fascinating as his music. Read up on some interesting facts about this jazz legend!

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Joe Temperley, by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Notes from the Road: Remembering Joe Temperley

Before his passing in May, Joe Temperley spent 29 unforgettable years as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's baritone saxophonist and its beloved elder statesman. Between performances on their recent mini-tour of Canada, several JLCO members shared their memories of Temperley, who left behind an indelible legacy and a whole lot of stories.

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6 Underappreciated Jazz Artists You Should Check Out

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so we thought we'd celebrate by delving into the careers of a handful of underappreciated jazz artists. Explore the careers of six musicians who deserve more accolades and learn the best places to start with their discographies.

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