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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Allen & Company Contributes Allen Room Naming Rights To Support Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fundraising Goals

For Immediate Release:  December 4, 2013

Allen & Company Contributes Allen Room Naming Rights
To Support Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fundraising Goals

New York, NY (December 4, 2013) – Allen & Company has contributed the naming rights to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room, one of three performance spaces in the organization’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. As the organization prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Frederick P. Rose Hall in its 2014-15 season, Allen & Company’s innovative philanthropic approach is intended to encourage more charitable giving to jazz.

“Allen & Company’s extraordinary contributions enabled us to complete Frederick P. Rose Hall and were a landmark moment in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s history,” said Managing and Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis. “Ten years later, through this same selfless generosity, Allen & Company is providing an important means of financial security for the next stage of our growth.”

In 2004, The Allen Room was named for Allen & Company. The space, which seats up to 550, is one of the world's most iconic performing arts spaces. The Allen Room provides an informal and intimate setting, with views through a 50-foot-high glass wall overlooking Central Park. Recalling a Greek amphitheater, the space features tiered platforms ascending from the stage level to a dance floor with movable tables and chairs. The Allen Room has been the site of performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Taj Mahal, Audra McDonald, Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, Chucho Valdés; the location of television shows including “Ellen,” “Anderson Cooper,” and “Barbara Walters’ Oscar Special;” and the site of high profile events from the Time 100 gala to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series.

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Now in its 26th year, Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Robert J. Appel, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl. Please visit us at jazz.org;follow us on Twitter @JALCNYC and Facebook; watch our free, global webcasts at new.livestream.com/jazz; and enjoy concerts, education programs, behind-the-scenes footage, programs and more at youtube.com/jazzatlincolncenter.