The Appel Room

Duke Sings

What to expect

  • The concert that dazzled audiences at Dizzy’s Club now comes to The Appel Room.
  • A showcase of vocal compositions by the incomparable Duke Ellington.
  • A selection of the city’s finest young vocalists and instrumentalists.

Singers Over Manhattan returns to The Appel Room with a showcase of Duke Ellington’s wonderful compositions for vocalists. Under the musical direction of saxophonist Ruben Fox and pianist Christopher Pattishall, the program boasts four of the city’s top young vocalists: the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner Samara Joy McLendon, Vanisha Gould, Thelonious Monk Competition winner Vuyo Sotashe, and Joy Brown. The instrumentalists, too, are some of the city’s finest up-and-coming stars, each of them increasingly recognized for adding their own spirited flavors to the tradition of swinging jazz.

With pieces like “Jump for Joy,” “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be,” “Love You Madly,” “Come Sunday,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing),” the performers will bring you the uplifting songs of joy, love, heartbreak, and spirituality that make Duke’s music so timeless.

This particular program has a special place in our hearts at Jazz at Lincoln Center. After first premiering as a Late Night Session at Dizzy’s Club, it returned to Dizzy’s to kick off the 2019 Generations in Jazz Festival, and it was just so good that we simply had to bring it to one of our larger stages as part of a main-stage concert season. Now, in the magnificent Appel Room, overlooking Columbus Circle (and the entrance to the A train!), Duke Sings comes to its biggest stage yet.

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Box Office

Broadway and 60th Street

Ground Floor



Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 12pm-6pm




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