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Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Family Concert: Who is Dave Brubeck?

Budding music enthusiasts and their families will learn about the life and art of the great jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck in this hour-long educational concert. Brubeck’s timeless music and principled leadership changed the world for the better, and this youth-oriented Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert is going to be a big, swinging celebration of an inspiring jazz ambassador.


The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season

Ambrose Akinmusire

with Tom Harrell and Jack DeJohnette

One of the most exciting musicians to emerge in the 21st century, trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire creates distinctive and transportive original music. This performance is a rare opportunity to experience his banyan suite live in The Appel Room, featuring living legends Jack DeJohnette and Tom Harrell.


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Masters of Form

From Mingus to Monk

Can a great composition be compared to the work of a great architect? The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis invites you to experience some of the most masterfully structured pieces in the jazz canon, including works by Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and George Russell, plus the world premiere of Andy Farber’s Usonian Structures, a new suite inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season

Mary Stallings and Freddy Cole with the Emmet Cohen Trio

Two extraordinary vocalists—each of them already a popular Jazz at Lincoln Center headliner—share The Appel Room stage in this Singers Over Manhattanshowcase. Audiences will enjoy one of the most famous views in New York City while Mary Stallings and Freddy Cole sing their hearts out alongside pianist Emmet Cohen’s trio, featuring Russell Hall and Kyle Poole.


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Sherman Irby's Supernova

Featuring the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby leads a gravity-defying exploration of the universe with the world premiere of his new commission. After kicking off the suite with the Big Bang, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will travel through a series of distinctive movements, evoking awe-inspiring galactic phenomena from supernovas, stars, and black holes to the formation of a galaxy and life itself.


The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season

Art Blakey: The Legacy Continues

The Art Blakey Festival kicks off with a reunion of elite alumni from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, led by Ralph Peterson—the only drummer ever to play in the band alongside the drum maestro himself. Joining Peterson are saxophonists Bill Pierce and Bobby Watson, trumpeter Brian Lynch, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and bassist Essiet Essiet.


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Art Blakey at 100

In honor of Art Blakey’s centennial, Wynton Marsalis will celebrate his iconic jazz mentor with a handpicked group of young, up-and-coming jazz musicians. Marsalis will highlight the sound that kept Blakey’s Jazz Messengers vital and popular for so many years while also showcasing the next generation of musicians who will carry the art form forward.


The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season

Joey DeFrancesco, Chris Potter, and Jeff “Tain” Watts

Witness the world premiere of a new all-star trio assembled exclusively for this Jazz at Lincoln Center performance: Joey DeFrancesco on the B-3 Hammond organ, tenor titan Chris Potter on saxophone, and Jeff “Tain” Watts holding it down on drums. Each musician will contribute brand-new music and revisit some old favorites for the occasion.


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Bobby McFerrin

Hailed as “one of the world’s most famous vocal chameleons” by the New York Times, Bobby McFerrin delivers one of the most transcendent experiences in live music. Truly a genre unto himself, the ten-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum-selling artist is a master of spontaneity, vocal ingenuity, and musical and spiritual openness.


The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season

Etienne Charles’ Carnival

The Sound of a People

Just in time for Caribbean Heritage Month, Trinidad & Tobago’s world-famous Carnival celebration comes to The Appel Room courtesy of trumpeter, percussionist, and composer Etienne Charles. This high-energy spectacle seamlessly blends American jazz traditions with the thrilling sights and sounds of Trinidadian Carnival.


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook

10 Years of Jazz & Popular Song

Singer, entertainer, and “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” Michael Feinstein celebrates 10 years of his Jazz & Popular Song series with an all-star extravaganza. Capping off a historic run in The Appel Room, Feinstein now takes the show to Rose Theater for a grand reunion of the crème-de-la-crème.


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Ellington Masterpieces

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis closes the concert season with an audience favorite: an all-Ellington evening of musical masterpieces. Over the course of six decades, Duke Ellington wrote well over 1,000 compositions, some of the richest and most enduring music of the past century. This music is a premier showcase of a big band’s range, nuance, and cohesion, and nobody plays it quite like the JLCO.