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April 2018 News

Friday, April 13th, 2018

International Super-Group Crosscurrents, led by NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland and Tabla Virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Makes NYC Debut

New York, NY (April 13, 2018) - Crosscurrents, the international super-group led by 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassist Dave Holland and the world's foremost tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, will make its first-ever New York City appearance in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, May 4-5. Crosscurrents' extraordinary lineup also features American saxophonist Chris Potter, called "the most compelling saxophonist of his generation" (Detroit Free Press), plus four of India's most progressive musicians: guitarist Sanjay Divecha, pianist Louiz Banks, drummer Gino Banks, and the globally celebrated vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. This super-group is the latest representation of the longstanding relationship between jazz and Indian classical music, showcased through distinctive original compositions, Western jazz standards, and Indian classical pieces.

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola May 2018 Lineup Announced

Every May, the sounds of Duke Ellington fill the halls of the House of Swing as hundreds of high school students across the country participate in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Competition and Festival. These students graduate and often join some of the most prestigious jazz programs in the country, in schools including The Juilliard School and William Paterson University. In May, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will feature today’s finest jazz musicians who are alumnus of the program as they perform over five nights of Ellington, starting with the Essentially Ellington Alumni Band (May 9) followed by the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra: Music of Duke Ellington (May 10-13).

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2018 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Nominees

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers jazz fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction process. The public can cast votes online via http://academy.jazz.org/hall-of-fame/ for legendary artists of the jazz community who have been nominated based on their dedication and outstanding contributions to the music. Voting is open now and will close on April 28, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET.