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Photography by Lawrence Sumulong for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Gallery | Aug, 12th 2015

Jazz and Prohibition: An evening of history, live music and whiskey

Last Saturday Jazz at Lincoln Center partnered with Kings County Distillery to host an evening of jazz and whiskey. Colin Spoelman, Founder, Kings County Distillery and Seton Hawkins, Manager, Education Resources and Public Programming, led a discussion about the prohibition era, followed by whiskey tasting, live jazz and a garden party.

Read an exclusive excerpt of the liner notes to Live in Cuba

news | Aug, 6th 2015

Sneak Preview: The Liner Notes to Live in Cuba

Blue Engine Records’ first release is ”Live in Cuba by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and while it is available for preorder now, it will not hit stores until August 21. Here is an exclusive excerpt of the liner notes.

Photo: Frank Stewart

news | Jul, 20th 2015

Notes From The Road: Paul Nedzela

"That's one of the things that I love about playing with this band, no matter what the situation, everyone is there to play, consciously, presently, and wholeheartedly." Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Paul Nedzela shares his notes from the North-East leg of the Blue Engine Tour.

Photography by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Gallery | Jul, 16th 2015

Blue Engine Records Tour

Get a behind the scenes look into the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' Summer 2015 Blue Engine Records Tour, including photos from Chautauqua Auditorium, Riverbend Music Center, The Rose Music Center At The Heights, Seiji Ozawa Hall At Tanglewood, and The Music Hall.


news | Jul, 16th 2015

All Aboard Blue Engine Records

Jazz at Lincoln Center is excited to announce the launch of Blue Engine Records. This new platform to make its vast archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere. All Aboard.


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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Gerald Cannon

Gerald Cannon Talks Dizzy's, His Early Days, & Love of Teaching

We sat down with Gerald Cannon ahead of his Memorial Day Weekend performances at Dizzy's.

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Will Calhoun

Will Calhoun Talks Individuality, Elvin Jones, and Dizzy’s

Discover how growing up in the Bronx shaped Will Calhoun’s appreciation for art and how Elvin Jones inspired him to define his individuality.

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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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