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Friday, May 31st, 2019

Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Free (And Almost Free) Performances, Cultural And Education Events, Summer 2019

New York, NY (May 31, 2019) — Throughout summer, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers an extensive range of free concerts and cultural events for all ages, including Jazz in Times Square. Jazz at Lincoln Center offers special pricing for students year-round.  

All events, unless stated otherwise, 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.

SUMMER 2019:
BIRTH OF THE COOL – 70 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Listening Party Celebrating Miles Davis’ First Career Breakthrough 
June 12 | 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center
On Wednesday June 12 at 7:00pm, a panel of witnesses and enthusiasts—including saxophonist Lee Konitz (the last surviving member of the original Birth of the Cool lineup); arranger/composer David Amram; trumpeters Ingrid Jensen and Keyon Harrold (player of all the trumpet parts in Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead); bandleader and Gil Evans expert Ryan Truesdell; and moderator Ashley Kahn—will play selections and display historical images from The Complete Birth of the Cool, engaging in a discussion filled with musical revelations and historical insights.
Cost: Free; no registration or tickets required.

JAZZ IN TIMES SQUARE
Concert Series Curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center
 
June 13-19 & July 5-25 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. *full schedule below
Location
:Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets
Jazz at Lincoln Center brings New York's oung jazz bands to the plaza,creating the feeling of an intimate club amidst the lights and sounds of Times Square.
Cost: Free; no registration or tickets required.

*Jazz in Times Square Concert Series Lineup:
ENDEA OWENS AND THE COOKOUT FEATURING SHENEL JOHNS
June 13 | 5:00 p.m.

Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019, Endea Owens is a vibrant, up-and-coming bassist. She has been mentored by thelikes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter, and has toured andperformed with Jennifer Holliday, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, SteveTurre, and Lea Delaria.

ALEXA TARANTINO QUARTET
June 27 | 5:00 p.m.

Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. She has performed at the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Rockport Jazz Festival, and beyond in a variety of ensembles, including Sherrie Maricle &the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, her co-led LSAT group, and the Alexa Tarantino Quartet.

HENRY CONERWAY III TRIO
July 11| 5:00 p.m.
Drummer,bandleader, and composer Henry Conerway III has performed at The AtlantaJazz Festival, National Black Arts Festival, The Kennedy Center, and more, he has and worked with such globally touring artists as Freddy Cole, Jazzmeia Horn, and RussellGunn. Conerway also held several residencies with Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

THE LADYBUGS
July 18| 5:00 p.m.
The Ladybugs' music features the dreamy, dulcet tones of voices and trombones and a repertoire of favorites from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, infused with country, blues, Latin,and classical music. The band has received high praise for recent performances at the Kennedy Center, the New York Hot Jazz Festival, the New York City WinterJazzfest, and the Catskill Jazz Factory.

SEAN MASON TRIO
July 25 | 5:00 p.m.
Sean Mason is an American musician, composer, and bandleader who interweaves through genres and styles. He is obsessed with the preservation of America’s own democratic art form, jazz, as well as the potential of music to provoke unity,transform lives, and communicate love.

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.

Upcoming Hot Seat Shows:
PORTRAITS OF AMERICA: A JAZZ STORY  
June 7-8| 8:00 p.m. | Rose Theater
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis closes the season with a new collaboration bridging visual art and jazz composition. In co-production with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, JLCO members have spent the past year exploring centuries’ worth of American art, ranging from masterworks to lesser-known gems in the Museum's collection. Each musician was asked to select a single work of art as inspiration for a new original composition.

LATENIGHT SESSION AT DIZZY’S CLUB 
Doors open at 11:15 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented up-and-coming jazz artists, with jam sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays. Cover is $5 Tuesday-Wednesday, $10 Thursday-Friday, and $20 on Saturday. Student Cover is $5 Tuesday-Friday, and $10 on Saturday. Every Tuesday and Wednesday,Late Night Session is free for anyone who attended the Dizzy’s Club 9:30pm set.For the full lineup, visit jazz.org/dizzys. 

STUDENT DISCOUNTS
Dizzy’s Club offers special pricing for students year-round. Cover charge for students range from $5 to $20 with a valid studentID. For more exclusive student discounts, visit jazz.org/students. 

 

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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 and an extensive range of education and advocacy programs for all ages.

 

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
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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, and Steinway & Sons.

 

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