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December 2016 News

Monday, December 12th, 2016

2017 Grammy Award Nominees Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

New York, NY (December 12, 2016) - Jazz at Lincoln Center brings together an unprecedented collaboration featuring the Branford Marsalis Quartet and Grammy Award winning vocalist Kurt Elling in Rose Theater on January 20-21 at 8pm. This special performance is the group's only New York City performance and follows Marsalis and Elling's recent Grammy Award nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for the debut release of Upward Spiral (Marsalis Music). The band will perform selections from the album, featuring fresh arrangements of Songbook staples, jazz standards, and standards-to-be from a diverse array of composers. This new artistic alliance promises to be an unforgettable showcase of both instrumental and vocal jazz expertise.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Lucky Peterson: Roots of Acoustic Blues

New York, NY (December 8, 2016) - Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2016-17 season continues exploring the blues tradition with Lucky Peterson: Roots of Acoustic Blues on January 20-21 in The Appel Room at Jazz at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. With deeply moving baritone vocals, jaw-dropping technique on the Hammond B-3 organ, and a dynamic, emotive presence on guitar, Lucky Peterson is perhaps the most powerful bluesman alive. In “Roots of Acoustic Blues”, he will explore the early styles at the core of the blues, exemplifying the music's honest optimism in the face of hardship.