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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER RE-LAUNCHES JAZZ.ORG FOR AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD TO ACCESS LIVE MUSIC, FULL LENGTH ARCHIVAL CONCERTS, EDUCATION OFFERINGS AND MORE TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND PROVIDE UPLIFT

NEW YORK, NY (April 1, 2020)Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center re-launched JAZZ.ORG, an entirely new website designed for people around the world to easily access the organization’s wealth of programming, educational materials, and more valuable resources during these challenging times.

These resources will be shared for free throughout the entirety of the pandemic with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s growing global community of 2 million people, to share in-turn with their friends, family, fans, supporters, companies, and constituencies.

As part of the launch, the organization introduces new programs including live conversations with Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and other artists, a “Live From Dizzy’s” series, and education offerings including WeBop and Swing University classes reimagined online.

New and original interactive programs available on JAZZ.ORG:

“Skain’s Domain: A Weekly Intimate Conversation with Wynton Marsalis” features a live Zoom conversation with Wynton. Participants are invited to hear stories, ask questions, and join in the community. Wynton will host “Skain’s Domain: An Intimate Weekly Conversation” every Monday at 9:00p.m. EDT. Guests are required to register by visitinghttps://a.jazz.org/skainsdomain.

Wynton will host  “Wednesdays with Wynton,” a live conversation via Jazz at Lincoln Center's Instagram Live, every Wednesday at 12:30p.m. EDT.

The organization continues to make full length concerts from its vaults available every Wednesday on YouTube. These concerts, not seen since the live performance, will feature commentary from a member of the orchestra who played on that show. Today, "The JLCO Songbook," performed in 2017, is available. 

Beginning Thursday, April 2, the new “Live From Dizzy’s” serieswill feature the wide range of artists who would have been booked to play on our Dizzy’s stage in the coming months. These performances will webcast live from the musicians’ homes.

Thursday, April 2, 7:30p.m. EDT: Camille Thurman and Darrell Green

Friday, April 3, 2:00p.m. EDT: Nduduzo Makhathini: Modes of Communication

Friday, April 3, 8:00p.m. EDT: American Pianists Association Celebration: Aaron Diehl and Adam Birnbaum

Saturday, April 4, 8p.m. EDT: American Pianists Association Celebration: Sullivan Fortner

Sunday, April 5, 8:00p.m. EDT: American Pianists Association Celebration: Emmet Cohen and Dan Tepfer

The organization remains committed to its advocacy efforts during this time and the new JAZZ.ORG supports this, too. Since March 19, the site has aggregated and showcases live concert webcasts by individual jazz musicians with calendar listings and direct links. To date, the site lists 46 webcasts which feature artists including Fred Hersch; Becca Stevens; Sammy Miller and the Congregation; Christian McBride and Melissa Walker; Chick Corea; Antonio Sanchez and Thana Alexa; Steven Feifke and Alexa Tarantino; Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas;and more. 

Although our hall may temporarily be dark to audiences, we at Jazz at Lincoln Center are providing resources for cultural nourishment and comfort in these uncertain times. Since 2014, Jazz at Lincoln Center has developed a wealth of audio recordings, video footage, music charts, photos, writings, and interactive material to serve its growing audience of fans, musicians, educators, advocates, students, and scholars. Jazz at Lincoln Center is making available a robust, curated and frequently updated program of offerings to reach people all over the world and bring the healing power of jazz into homes and communities.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is presented by The Arnhold Family.

Generous support for the 2019-2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible in part by Helen and Robert Appel.

Additional support is provided by Diana and Joe DiMenna, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature.

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

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