Celebrate Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 with Blue Engine Records!

Buy the JLCO's Christmas Tree EP!

News | Nov, 16th 2016

This holiday season, we hope you'll celebrate a very special day with us: Record Store Day Black Friday!

Blue Engine Records will be taking part by releasing a limited-edition Black Friday exclusive. The vinyl EP, which is shaped like a Christmas tree, features two holiday songs from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. It's the perfect, festive gift for the jazz lover (or vinyl collector) in your life! 

On Nov. 25, you can head to the nearest participating record store and pick up the record, which includes live versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Little Drummer Boy" recorded during previous years' Big Band Holidaysshows in Rose Theater.

Below is a partial list of stores that will be stocking the Christmas Tree EP. Find the location nearest you that will be celebrating Black Friday and support your local record store!

  • 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
  • 2nd Avenue Records
  • American Dream Hi Fi
  • Amoeba Records
  • Angelo's CDs
  • Attic Record Store
  • Audioccult
  • Birdland Music
  • BK Music
  • Black Plastic Records
  • Boo Boo Records
  • Bull Moose
  • Cactus Music
  • Cactus Records
  • Canterbury Records
  • CD Central
  • Cheapo Discs
  • Creep Records
  • Crooked Beat Records
  • Daddy Kool Records
  • Darkside Records
  • Dearborn Music
  • Dimple Records
  • Do Re Mi Music
  • Dusty Groove
  • Earshot
  • Easy Street Records
  • Electric Fetus
  • Encore Records
  • Euclid Records
  • Everyday Music
  • The Exclusive Company
  • Fingerprints
  • Fond Object Records
  • Graywhale
  • Grimey's
  • Guestroom Records
  • Hill & Dale Records
  • Homer’s Music & Gifts
  • House of Guitars
  • Independent Records
  • Indy CD and Vinyl
  • Jack's Music Shoppe
  • Joe’s West Side Records
  • Johnny's Records
  • Josey Records
  • Landlocked Records
  • The Long Ear
  • Looney Tunes
  • Louisiana Music Factory
  • Luna Music
  • Lunchbox Records
  • Mad Platter
  • Mills Record Company
  • Mojo Books & Records
  • Monster Music & Movies
  • Music Box
  • Music Millennium
  • Music to the Maxx
  • Newbury Comics 
  • Off the Record
  • Park Ave CDs
  • Plaid Room Records
  • Port of Sound Record Shoppe
  • Pure Pop Records
  • Rasputin Music
  • Reckless Records
  • Record Archive
  • Record Exchange
  • Record Theatre
  • Rhino Records
  • Rolling Stones Music
  • Rough Trade
  • Salzer's Records
  • Schoolkids Records
  • Scotti's Record Shop
  • Seasick Records
  • Shake It Records
  • Shuga Records
  • Silver Platters
  • Sonic Boom Records
  • Sorry State Records
  • The Sound Garden
  • Spinster Records
  • Street Corner Music
  • Superfly's Lone Star Music Emporium
  • T-Bones Records & Cafe
  • Tunes Records
  • Twist and Shout Records
  • Vintage Vinyl
  • Vintage Vinyl Records
  • Von's Records
  • Waiting Room Records
  • Waterloo Records
  • Wuxtry Records
  • Young Ones Records
  • Zia Record Exchange
  • Zion's Gate Records

read more

It's December, which means it's time to get festive! Swing into the season with this playlist full of artists who'll be performing this month at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

read more

Brush up on Big Band Battle history before Sammy Miller and Evan Sherman write their own chapter this weekend in the Appel Room.


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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more


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!

read more
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.

read more

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.

read more