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Monday, December 10th, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Free (and almost free) Performances, Cultural and Education Events January and February 2019

New York, NY (December 10, 2018) — Throughout January and February, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers discounted tickets to some of the most anticipated concerts in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, and an extensive range of free cultural events for all ages, including Family Concerts. Jazz at Lincoln Center offers special pricing for students year-round. 

Free events include pre-concert discussions led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss an artist’s music and legacy, offering an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. 

All events take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway and 60th Street, New York, NY. For a complete schedule of Jazz at Lincoln Center programs, go to jazz.org.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019:
LISTENING PARTY: GRANT GREEN: THE EVOLUTION OF FUNK FROM PARIS TO VANCOUVER
January 24, 7pm
Location
: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center
In May of 2018, Resonance Records released two previously-unissued albums of jazz guitar icon Grant Green — Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) and Slick! - Live from Oil Can Harry's. These two albums represented the earliest and latest known recordings of Green as a leader and marked his creative evolution into an increasingly funkier side of jazz. Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the legacy of Grant Green with a listening party of music from the two albums and a panel discussion about Grant Green with producer Zev Feldman, Green's son Greg Green (aka guitarist Grant Green Jr.), plus Michael Cuscuna (Blue Note Records authority and co-founder of Mosaic Records) and other guests who either knew Grant Green or were inspired by his music.
Cost: Free; no registration or tickets required.

LISTENING PARTY: ERIC DOLPHY: MUSINGS ON A MUSICAL PROPHET
January 25, 7pm
Location: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center

"Musings of a Musical Prophet" is a CD release celebration of Eric Dolphy’s Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions on Resonance Records. Musical Prophet is the first official release of previously-unissued studio recordings since 1987 and contains two under-appreciated Dolphy albums produced by Alan Douglas, Conversations and Iron Man, plus nearly 85-minutes of studio material from these sessions from Dolphy's personal tape copies that were never officially released before. There will be a listening party of music from the new album and a panel discussion about Eric Dolphy with co-producers Zev Feldman and James Newton, plus saxophonist Oliver Lake and others who either knew Dolphy or were inspired by his music. You can expect some noteworthy names to be on hand talk about Dolphy's important legacy. 
Cost: Free; no registration or tickets required.

PRE-CONCERT DISCUSSION: THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF ROMANIA
January 11—12, 7pm
Location
: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s hour-long pre-concert discussions are led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the featured artist’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This pre-discussion provides background to The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and The National Symphony Orchestra of Romania concert.
Cost: Free; no registration or tickets required.

PRE-CONCERT DISCUSSION: WADADA LEO SMITH: AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS
January 26, 6pm & 8:30pm
Location: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center

This pre-discussion provides background to the Wadada Leo Smith’s America’s National Parks concert, exploring the suite’s many topics, which range from established natural parks (Yellowstone, Yosemite) to pointed subjects of historical and cultural significance (“New Orleans: The national Cultural Park USA 1718, “Eileen Jackson Southern, 1920-2002: A literary National Park”).
Cost: Free; no registration or tickets required.

PRE-CONCERT DISCUSSION: PIANO MASTER: THE OSCAR PETERSON STORY
February 22—23, 6pm & 8:30pm
Location
: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center
As a precursor to the Piano Master: The Oscar Peterson Story concert, this pre-discussion looks at the work of master pianist and composer, Oscar Peterson.
Cost: Free; no registration or tickets required.

ONGOING SPECIAL OFFERS

HOT SEATS
Hot Seats, $10 tickets for select Rose Theater and The Appel Room performances, are released for sale on the Wednesday prior to the performance. All Hot Seats are available for purchase in person only at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office. Maximum of two tickets per person; subject to availability. For the dates of qualifying Hot Seat performances, please call 212-258-9800.

$5 COVER AT DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA
Come in to hear live jazz without breaking the bank! To get this deal, just swing on in to the Late-Night Session every Tuesday or Wednesday night at 11:15pm for the best late-night jams, spectacular views, and tastiest meals in New York. No reservations necessary.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2018–19 concert season features living legends and the next generation of talent across multiple artistic mediums and traditions, all sharing their stage, experience, and vast generational knowledge. The season features 31 unique concert programs comprising over 90 performances in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, plus more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and an extensive range of education and advocacy programs for all ages.

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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.

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Press Inquiries:
Anika Hossain
Public Relations & External Communications Assistant
ahossain@jazz.org
212.258.9879