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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Nation’s Top Big Bands to Compete in 25th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival

New York, New York - (February 12, 2020) Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced the 18 finalists who will compete in its 25th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival-the nation’s premier jazz education event-on May 7-9, 2020. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Essentially Ellington, Jazz at Lincoln Center has invited an unprecedented number of the country’s top high school jazz bands to compete for top honors in New York City.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Performs the Music of Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk, Plus the World Premiere of Andy Farber’s Usonian Structures in Masters of Form: From Mingus To Monk

New York, NY (February 11, 2020) - In the concert event Masters of Form: From Mingus to Monk, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs some of the most masterfully structured pieces of the jazz canon, written by musical architects such as Jelly Roll Morton, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and George Russell.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Ambrose Akinmusire Leads Big Band and Special Guests Jack Dejohnette, Tom Harrell and Gary Bartz In Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room

New York, NY (January 30, 2020) - On March 27-28 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in The Appel Room, acclaimed trumpeter and composer, Ambrose Akinmusire will make his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut as a headliner to perform his extended Banyan suite for the first time in NYC, while leading an all-star large ensemble featuring special guests drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Tom Harrell and saxophonist Gary Bartz.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Dizzy's Club March 2020 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (January 23, 2020) - With an impressive lineup of featured artists and programming in March, Dizzy’s Club celebrates the diverse, international and multi-generational traditions of jazz music. To commemorate Women’s History Month, sets throughout the month showcase the work of some of today’s most talented and influential female jazz musicians, beginning with pianist Helen Sung (March 1), presents PUSH, a one night only celebration of the artistry of women composers including Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen, Marian McPartland, and Carla Bley.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Welcomes Families To Celebrate Dave Brubeck’s 100th Birthday!

New York, NY (January 22, 2020) - 2020 marks the centennial of Dave Brubeck, the legendary jazz musician best known for crossover hits "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk." To celebrate, Jazz at Lincoln Center invites families with school age children to explore the lasting legacy of this distinguished composer, pianist, and social activist in Family Concert: Who is Dave Brubeck? The family concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra takes place in Rose Theater on Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.