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November 2017 News

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Award-winning singer songwriter Laura Mvula added as special guest, Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone: Singing Protest & Memory with Somi

New York, NY (November 20, 2017) - Jazz at Lincoln Center announced today that British recording artist, songwriter, and pianist Laura Mvula will be added as a special guest to the Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone: Singing Protest & Memory with Somi concerts in The Appel Room, May 18-19. The concert will also feature star vocalist Somi, who together with Mvula, will channel the irrepressible spirit and iconic music of Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone, two of the most uncompromising vocalists and activists of the 20th century.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Celebrate the Holidays at Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY (November 14, 2017) - It is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and Jazz at Lincoln Center joyfully announces 16 holiday-themed nights in December. Jazz at Lincoln Center will ring in the holidays with Big Band Holidays, December 13-17, a decades-long annual NYC holiday tradition. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be joined by special guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington. With fresh arrangements, playful improvisation, and entertaining storytelling, the Orchestra will bring out the magic in such classics as Count Basie’s “Jingle Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” In addition, the Big Band Holidays Relaxed Performance will return on Sunday, December 17 at 2pm, after the initiative’s successful launch in 2016. The Relaxed Performance is designed to provide families with autism, learning difficulties, or other sensory and communication needs the opportunity to enjoy Jazz at Lincoln Center performances in a more relaxed environment.