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March 2018 News

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Celebrates Big Band Music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie

New York, NY (March 30, 2018) - The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis continues to celebrate the big band tradition during the 30th anniversary season with Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie, April 26-28 in Rose Theater. This concert features essential big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, two titans not only in jazz but in the history of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in its concert halls and education programs, including the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola April 2018 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (March 21, 2017) - In celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola showcases rising stars and veteran artists in the jazz world, celebrating the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz throughout April. The Monday lineups feature university big bands and rising stars coupled with heavy hitters of the jazz world �“ Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet with drummer Carl Allen (April 2); Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra with saxophonist Joe Lovano (April 9); Emmet Cohen Trio with drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath (April 16); Purchase Jazz Orchestra with organist Mike LeDonne under the direction of trumpeter Jon Faddis (April 23); and Temple University Big Band with vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway under the direction of trumpeter Terell Stafford (April 30).

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Michael Feinstein's Jazz & Popular Song Series Returns for 8th Year

New York, NY (March 9, 2018) Michael Feinstein, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Director of the Jazz & Popular Song series, brings back American Songbook classics for the eighth consecutive year with three unique programs in The Appel Room: Celebrating Frank, Dean & Sammy (March 28-29), The Enchanting Lena Horne (May 2-3), and Swinging with the Count (May 30-31).

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The Swing Collective Makes Appel Room Debut

New York, NY (March 5, 2018) - Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the Appel Room debut of The Swing Collective, a new quintet of talented young musicians representing five countries of origin, March 23-24. The Swing Collective - featuring Grammy Award-winning American drummer, composer, and bandleader Ulysses Owens, Jr., Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana, Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles, Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, and Japanese bassist Yasushi Nakamura - made their first appearance in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in 2017 and are back by popular demand. For two nights in The Appel Room, these artists will debut brand new works composed specifically for this collective.

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

“Queen of Cabaret” Marilyn Maye to join Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for modern twists on classic nursery rhymes

New York, NY (March 2, 2018) - Embodying Jazz at Lincoln Center’s motto, “Timeless Is Modern,” the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will interpret classic nursery rhymes in modern jazz style in the unique concert event, Nursery Song Swing in Rose Theater, March 9-10. American cabaret singer Marilyn Maye, last seen headlining sold-out shows in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and The Appel Room earlier this season, will join the Orchestra. Featuring familar tunes including “Puff the Magic Dragon” arranged by trombonist Chris Crenshaw; “The Muffin Man” arranged by clarinetist/saxophonist Ted Nash; “If You’re Happy and You Know It” arranged by saxophonist Walter Blanding; and “Twinkle Twinkle” arranged by clarinetist/saxophonist Vincent Gardner, this performance has been popular for audiences of all ages since its debut in 2009 . The program will showcase each arranger's musical instincts, revealing how they conceptualize music for the Orchestra when the foundation is simple, but the possibilities are endless. A free pre-concert discussion about the origins of the nursery song tradition in jazz will take place at 7pm each night in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio, located in the Irene Diamond Education Center.