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news | Mar, 29th 2018

April New Releases: Renee Rosnes, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas, and more!

Renee Rosnes, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas, and more have albums coming out this April. Check them out and hear the newest jazz music to hit streaming platforms and record stores alike!


Listen to Wynton Marsalis's playlist celebrating United We Swing!

news | Mar, 27th 2018

Playlist: Celebrating the Blues with Wynton Marsalis & United We Swing

A new, bluesy playlist from Wynton Marsalis celebrates Blue Engine's star-studded new release, "United We Swing"!


news | Feb, 26th 2018

March New Releases: Keith Jarrett, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and more!

March brings us new music from Keith Jarrett, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and more!


news | Feb, 21st 2018

Kick Out the Jams: Clapton, Tedeschi/Trucks, & Mayer Join Wynton Marsalis for United We Swing

Live music fans rejoice: our new, star-studded album United We Swing captures electric improvisers such as Eric Clapton, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, John Mayer, and Lenny Kravitz playing live alongside the Wynton Marsalis Septet.


Dave Douglas image courtesy artist, Dizzy image by William P Gottlieb, courtesy Library of Congress

news | Feb, 16th 2018

Groovin' High: Dave Douglas Shares Top Five Dizzy Tracks

It’s no secret that Dave Douglas loves Dizzy Gillespie. Here he shares 5 of his favorite, most-inspired tracks from the jazz legend & gets us ready for the debut of his new show.


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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 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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