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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.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Free (and Almost Free) Education Events & Performances, November and December 2017

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Free (and Almost Free) Education Events & Performances, November and December 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017


JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER AND JAZZTIMESANNOUNCE CO-PRODUCTION OF THE2018 JAZZ CONGRESS   First annual jazz conference to be heldat Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, January 11 & 12, 2018 (October 25, 2017)  Jazz at Lincoln

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Peter and Will Anderson to make headliner debut in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, December 1-2

New York, NY (October 23, 2017) - The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to host innovative sounds and stories, set against the unparalleled backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson will share the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, also known as The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers, December 1-2, 7pm and 9:30pm each night. Of the Anderson twins’ off-Broadway Dorsey Brothers revue in 2012, the Wall Street Journal raved that they “establish [the Dorseys] as gargantuan heroes of a long-departed, almost mythical era, when the ability to play an instrument better than anyone else could make you king of the whole world.”