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Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels: 80th Birthday Celebration featuring Bill Frisell and special guest Lucinda Williams

December 1415, 8pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater

New York, NY (November 28, 2018)Charles Lloyd, NEA Jazz Master, saxophone titan, bandleader, and composer, will celebrate his 80th birthday in a special concert event, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels: 80th Birthday Celebration, featuring guitarist Bill Frisell and special guest vocalist Lucinda Williams, on December 14─15 at 8pm, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. Lloyd’s longtime rhythm section of bassist Reuben Rodgers and drummer Eric Harland, plus pedal steel guitar master Greg Leisz, will join Lloyd, Frisell, and Williams for this milestone birthday event.

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels will perform Lloyd’s classics, new selections, and transformative versions of American roots music, gospel, rock and pop hits, and much more. Joining them on these special evenings is iconic vocalist and songwriter Lucinda Williams who recorded an acclaimed version of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” with the band. 

Charles Lloyd was only 29 years old when TIME magazine noted one of his most distinguishing and enduring traits. It was 1967, and Lloyd had just led the first jazz group ever to perform at San Francisco’s counter-cultural hotspot, the Fillmore. “Though modern jazz normally goes over with teens like a 9pm curfew,” TIME wrote, “Lloyd’s passionate attack holds them spellbound.”

To this day, he performs his soulful music with a fervor and emotional abandon that connects with an unusually diverse community of listeners.

After establishing his jazz bona fides in the early 1960s as a key member of Chico Hamilton and Cannonball Adderley’s groups, Lloyd formed his historic quartet with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette, bringing improvised jazz to brand new audiences and recording one of the first jazz albums to sell a million copies. A veritable rock star, Lloyd then shared bills and recording dates with the Grateful Dead, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, and the Beach Boys, and he now leads some of jazz’s most distinctive and celebrated small groups. His current band, The Marvels, is the perfect vehicle for his stylistically varied and spiritually engaging music, Jazzwise called their 2016 debut album “perhaps the finest of Lloyd’s career.”

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels: 80th Birthday Celebration will take place in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. A free pre-concert discussion will take place nightly at 7pm, facilitated by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programs and Education Resources, Seton Hawkins. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.

Ticket Information
Rose Theater ticket prices are $40 and up, dependent upon seating section.

Single tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.  Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts)—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, Steinway & Sons, and United Airlines.


Press Inquiries:
Zooey Tidal Jones
Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center