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Check out these new releases in September!

news | Sep, 3rd 2017

September New Releases: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Christian McBride, the JLCO & Wynton Marsalis, & more!

Other artists with new releases: Fred Hersch, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the Bill Charlap Trio.

Grassella Oliphant

news | Aug, 24th 2017

Lessons from Our Masters: Grassella Oliphant on Keeping Jazz's Legacy Alive

Grassella Oliphant kicks off the Lessons from Our Masters series on his 88th birthday, opening our Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival. Oliphant played with Ahmad Jamal in 1952, Sarah Vaughan through the late 1950s, and released acclaimed albums featuring heavyweights like Bobby Hutcherson, Clark Terry, and Grant Green. It’ll be a festive evening of music as we celebrate Oliphant’s birthday and launch our 2017 Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival!

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Generations in Jazz, Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, Mary Stallings, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Harold Mabern, Paquito D’Rivera, Camille Thurman, Keyon Harrold, Brianna Thomas, Bruce Harris, Miki Yamanaka, Dave Liebman, Ryan Keb

news | Aug, 21st 2017

Playlist: Get Ready for the 8th Annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival!

It’s almost September, and that can only mean one thing: the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival is just about here! Find out more and listen to a playlist featuring selections from participating artists.

Listen now to 30 Years of JALC history!

news | Aug, 3rd 2017

Announcing All Jazz Is Modern: 30 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center

We're celebrating our 30th anniversary with 30 previously unreleased recordings of live music from throughout our performance history. Listen to the first three now!

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

news | Aug, 1st 2017

Big Band Mondays: A Nod to Tradition at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

In September, as part of the Generations In Jazz Festival, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola hosts Big Band Mondays. The series serves as a nod toward a long-running NYC tradition that's come to define the city's jazz scene.

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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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