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Rose Theater

Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo & Monk

With excitement and great reverence we celebrate the centennials of four visionary icons: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaría, and Thelonious Monk. This program will reveal not only their powerful unifying traits, but also the diverse ways they have influenced the evolution of jazz. Tonight's carefully selected all-star band matches their ambition and artistry; the group includes music director Danilo Pérez, Wycliffe Gordon, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Roman Diaz and powerhouse vocalist Ledisi, recently seen and heard in the award-winning film Selma. All of these musicians are world-class bandleaders and composers, virtuosos of their respective instruments, and some of the most recognizable descendants of tonight's Jazz 100 honorees. Together, this diverse group will offer an enlightening and original reflection of some of history's most important artists.

Free pre-concert discussion and book signing nightly at 7pm. Seton Hawkins, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Director of Public Programs & Education Resources, joins the author and designer of Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall to discuss the photographs of iconic jazz figures who defined a uniquely American art form.​

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Artist Pages:

Danilo Perez  

Wycliffe Gordon  

Chris Potter  

Avishai Cohen  

Ben Street  

Adam Cruz  


Related Events:

Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie, Jan 26-28

Latin Side of Dizzy w/ Carlos Henriquez, Jan 27-28

Celebrating Ella: The First Lady of Jazz, Apr 27-29

World of Monk, Jun 1-3


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Broadway and 60th Street

Ground Floor



Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 12pm-6pm




90 Minutes without Intermission