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Hang Set


Extraordinary sounds. Sophisticated fun.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hang Set is about the music and so much more. Music fans aged 21–40 can have a drink and go behind the scenes, learn about jazz, and sample menu items from exciting restaurants in exclusive pre- and post-show events—all included with your concert ticket.

Hang Set features:

  • Four curated events, available individually or as a package
  • Open bars at all events
  • Tasting tables from NYC restaurants (Dec 13 & Mar 23)
  • Discussions led by jazz musicians and experts (Nov 3 & Mar 2)
  • Select-your-own-seating
  • 10% subscription discount if you purchase 3 or more events
  • And more!

The best part? Hang Set events are free with your concert ticket – just purchase via the buttons below!

Hang Set events are paired with concerts selected from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th Anniversary season. When you purchase your Hang Set concert ticket or subscribe below, your name will automatically be added to the guest list for the accompanying event.

Hang Set is available to music fans aged 21–40 and is designed as an opportunity to get to know and enjoy jazz.

Purchase three or more events to save 10% on your order and unlock Jazz at Lincoln Center subscriber benefits, including free ticket exchanges in case your plans change. See all subscriber benefits here. Subscribe online or call 212-258-9999.

Questions? Call 212-258-9999 or email customerservice@jazz.org.

Read more about this season’s events below.

Friday, November 3

Varis Leichtman Studio & The Appel Room

8:00pm: Drinks & Discussion: Find Your Rhythm
9:30pm: Nuevo Jazz Latino

Jazz’s growth in Latin America resulted in some of the most joyous and beloved expansions of the art form. Learn about the origins and rhythms of Latin jazz over drinks with percussionist and expert Bobby Sanabria, equipping you with the context and knowledge to get the most out of Nuevo Jazz Latino—a supergroup with some of the greatest young Afro-Latin music virtuosos performing today: pianist Elio Villafranca, conguero-vocalist Pedrito Martinez, bassist Carlos Henriquez, saxophonist Yosvany Terry, trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, and drummer Dafnis Prieto.

Wednesday, December 13

Rose Theater & Varis Leichtman Studio

7pm: Big Band Holidays
9pm: Holiday Hang: Tasting Tables + Open Bar + Live Music

Swing into Big Band Holidays and revisit holiday classics with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington. Afterward, celebrate the season with a festive reception that includes an open bar, live music by rising artists, and tasting tables from restaurants including Breads Bakery, Maison Pickle, Nanoosh, and more!

Friday, March 2

Varis Leichtman Studio & The Appel Room

8pm: Drinks & Discussion: 88 Keys to Jazz Piano
9:30pm: Rags, Strides & Habaneras

As jazz expanded, pianists stretched the range of their instrument, developing increasingly virtuosic techniques that became the bedrock of regional styles from New Orleans to St. Louis and through Latin America. As you enjoy a drink, Swing University Director Seton Hawkins will lead you through the dynamic history of jazz piano. Then, step into The Appel Room for Rags, Strides & Habaneras, where you’ll witness acclaimed pianists Dick Hyman, Joey Alexander, Chano Dominguez, and Sullivan Fortner alongside dancers Jared Grimes and Eddie Torres, Jr. in a dazzling showcase of international musical traditions at the core of jazz.

Friday, March 23

Ertegun Atrium & The Appel Room

7:30pm: Taste of Jazz: Gourmet Bites + Open Bar + Live Music
9:30pm: The Swing Collective

In the final Hang Set event of the season, enjoy a reception co-hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the James Beard Foundation Greens featuring tasting tables from Maison Pickle , Perrine , Lotus Scoop Ice Cream , Ring Ding Bar , Breads Bakery , Spoonbread, an open bar, and live music. Afterward, discover some of the hottest young stars of jazz in The Swing Collective, an extraordinary quintet of saxophonist Melissa Aldana, trumpeter Etienne Charles, pianist Elio Villafranca, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.