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Photography by Frank Stewart

news | Jul, 11th 2015

Notes From The Road: Ted Nash

"Colorado is like a planet of its own." Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Ted Nash shares his Notes From The Road for the first few days of the Blue Engine Tour.


Photo by Francis Wolff

news | Jul, 1st 2015

The Newest Inductees Into The Ertegun Jazz Hall Of Fame

Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Dexter Gordon, James P. Johnson, and Lennie Tristano as the 2015 inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (EJHF). After gaining the majority popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world, the newest EJHF class will be celebrated during curated sets on July 1-2, 2015 at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola


Learn about Jazz at Lincoln Center's life-changing education work.

news | Jun, 18th 2015

The Middle School Jazz Academy Is Changing Lives

"It’s changed my life completely,” Justin Henry says. Amaya Cheek says that it makes her “feel like I’m on top of the world.” Find out what has made such a difference in the lives of these students.


Photo Credit: Jimmy Katz

news | Jun, 11th 2015

In Memoriam: Ornette Coleman

Jazz at Lincoln Center mourns the passing of a transformative legend in jazz, Mr. Ornette Coleman. Wynton Marsalis shares a story about Ornette that demonstrated his role as an educator and a leader for future generations of jazz musicians.


Bill Frisell. Photography by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Gallery | Jun, 2nd 2015

Bill Frisell: Up & Down The Mississippi

"My father was born and grew up along Highway 61, way up in Minnesota, not far from Bob Dylan's childhood home. That road starts in New Orleans, follows the Mississippi River, up through the Delta, Memphis, St. Louis, Davenport, all the way up to the Canadian border. To think of the music that has sprung from up, down, and all along this way is truly staggering. The main artery. I am excited, humbled, and honored to have this opportunity to explore some of the many possibilities with these great musicians. I can't wait to dive in." - Bill Frisell


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Where to Watch Free Jazz Concert Livestreams (Updated Regularly)

Want to watch some live jazz? Keeping checking this post for the latest livestreams (and let us know if you'll be creating your own digital concert)!

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DEDICATION TO THE CAUSE OF #DEMOCRACY

Wynton Marsalis performs Amazing Grace at Federal Hall on September 30, 2020 #DebateDefends

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Wynton Marsalis's Top 10

Wynton's Top Ten: Heroic Cultural Moments

Wynton Marsalis breaks down his top ten cultural moments with a monthly listicle. This month, Wynton shares his top ten heroic cultural moments from Walk Whitman to Marvin Gaye.

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Nina Simone

Playlist: Nina Simone: An Introduction

Explore the music and legacy of Nina Simone, which speaks to her duality as a gifted artist and civil rights activist invoking the spirit of protest in her works.

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Wynton's Top Ten: Compelling Works on the Subject of Freedom

Introducing a new Jazz at Lincoln Center series titled "Wynton's Top Ten," a monthly listicle curated by Wynton Marsalis. This month, Wynton shares his “Top Ten” picks for "Compelling Works on the Subject of Freedom" and his annotations behind each selection.

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Photo by Lawrence Sumulong

The Essential Guide to Best Jazz Clubs in NYC

NYC's breadth of unique venues across town include legendary landmark locations, contemporary elegant lounges & no-frills bebop joints that provide a diverse community of swinging experiences.

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10 Essential Piano Jazz Records

Every fan of piano jazz needs to know these 10 classics!

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10 Essential South African Jazz Records

We celebrate the history of South African jazz with these essential records.

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Duke Ellington

Playlist: 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 2018 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 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. 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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Wynton Marsalis's Top 10

Wynton's Top Ten: Heroic Cultural Moments

Wynton Marsalis breaks down his top ten cultural moments with a monthly listicle. This month, Wynton shares his top ten heroic cultural moments from Walk Whitman to Marvin Gaye.

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Wynton's Top Ten: Compelling Works on the Subject of Freedom

Introducing a new Jazz at Lincoln Center series titled "Wynton's Top Ten," a monthly listicle curated by Wynton Marsalis. This month, Wynton shares his “Top Ten” picks for "Compelling Works on the Subject of Freedom" and his annotations behind each selection.

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Tune In To Our Daily Jazz Classes (Updated Regularly)

Our education programs have gone online! Find out how you can join for free and learn more about jazz from our experts and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

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Photo by Lawrence Sumulong

The Essential Guide to Best Jazz Clubs in NYC

NYC's breadth of unique venues across town include legendary landmark locations, contemporary elegant lounges & no-frills bebop joints that provide a diverse community of swinging experiences.

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10 Essential South African Jazz Records

We celebrate the history of South African jazz with these essential records.

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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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