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August 2019 News

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center joins Sesame Street’s Milestone 50th Anniversary with First-Ever Performance featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Iconic Sesame Street Characters in Rose Theater

New York, NY (August 22, 2019) - This fall, Jazz at Lincoln Center will welcome beloved Sesame Street characters Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Rosita, Bert & Ernie, The Count, and Hoots the Owl to sing classic Sesame Street songs such as “Sing,” “People in Your Neighborhood,” “Rubber Duckie,” and “Sunny Days” alongside the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in Rose Theater. This exclusive world premiere, A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years and Counting-music directed by Wynton Marsalis with director Kenneth Diego and scriptwriter Andrew Moriarty-takes place on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. and October 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Rose Theater. The concert is one of Sesame Street’s landmark 50th anniversary events.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

World Premiere Performance by Joe Lovano Universal Jazz Ensemble

New York, NY (August 21, 2019) - On October 18-19 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room, Joe Lovano -- tenor titan, and one of the world’s best saxophonists -- will debut the Joe Lovano Universal Jazz Ensemble, an all-star octet of innovators and free thinkers who span generations and move fluidly across genres. The Appel Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Dizzy's Club October 2019 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (August 15, 2019) - Dizzy’s Club honors jazz icons and new innovations with tributes to legends and multiple album release celebrations. Highlights include the week-long Art Blakey Centennial Celebration featuring Ralph Peterson Gen-Next Big Band (October 7), Our Father Who Art Blakey Big Band (October 10), and The Jazz Messengers: The Legacy of Art Blakey led by Valery Ponomarev (October 11-12). Musician, vocalist, and composer Damien Sneed pays homage to his mentor and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with fresh renditions of her most cherished hits (October 28). Eric Reed and his quartet present their interpretations of “mainly” Monk tunes (October 25-27). Album releases include pianist and Spanish Harlem Orchestra leader Oscar Hernandez’ Love the Moment and percussionist Samuel Torres’ Algeria.

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who Is Chick Corea? Features Host Sean Jones And Rising Stars Sean Mason, Micah Thomas, And Tyler Henderson

New York, NY (August 12, 2019) - Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz For Young People concerts are some of the most engaging and fun afternoon concerts in the city, designed to entertain and inspire family audiences. In the first family concert of the season, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the life and music of pianist, composer and living legend Chick Corea in Family Concert: Who is Chick Corea? in Rose Theater on Saturday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Grammy Award-Winner Cécile Mclorin Salvant’s The Ogresse: A Genre-Defying Musical Experience Featuring 13-Piece Chamber Ensemble L’orchestre L’ogresse With Bandleader Darcy James Argue And The Mivos String Quartet

New York, NY (August 9, 2019) - Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant brings her newest theatrical work, The Ogresse, arranged and conducted by Darcy James Argue, to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, September 27-28 at 8:00 p.m. The Ogresse is an original song cycle featuring Salvant with musical support from L’Orchestre L’Ogresse, a 13-piece chamber ensemble assembled for the show by composer and bandleader Darcy James Argue and comprised of top-tier jazz musicians and The Mivos String Quartet--Olivia De Prato (violin); Maya Bennardo (violin); Vistor Lowrie Tafoya (viola) and Tyler J. Borden (cello). A generational talent adored by critics and all types of audiences, Salvant is already a master of musical storytelling. The New Yorker exclaims, “only a few years into her career, this singer has absorbed the history of jazz and made it her own.”