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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Miles and 'Trane Festival

For Immediate Release

MAY 12-15, 2016

Finest names in jazz featured in 4-day
Miles Davis and John Coltrane 90th birthday celebration

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Ali Jackson and Marcus Printup, co-music directors of “Miles Davis: The Sorcerer at 90,”
Rose Theater, May 12-14

Joe Lovano, Special Guest Ravi Coltrane and all-star band in "Joe Lovano: The Spiritual Side of Coltrane,”
The Appel Room, May 13-14

Keyon Harrold, featured trumpeter in ‘Miles Ahead’ film,
and Patrick Bartley, rising star saxophonist, lead respective Miles and ‘Trane sets
in Dizzy’s Club
Coca Cola, May 13-15

New York, NY – April 13, 2016 – On May 12 15, Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor the artistry and 90th birthdays of Miles Davis and John Coltrane on every stage at Frederick P. Rose Hall. The organization’s four-day Miles and ‘Trane Festival will take place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, The Appel Room and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

The Miles & ‘Trane Festival kicks off on May 12 – 14 as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs in Miles Davis: The Sorcerer at 90 in Rose Theater. The world renowned big band will debut new arrangements and revisit classics from Miles Davis’ legendary body of work, from Birth of the Cool to Miles In the Sky.

In The Appel Room on May 13 – 14, Joe Lovano with special guest saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will explore The Spiritual Side of Coltrane and perform different compositions from Coltrane’s career. Lovano convenes an all-star band featuring Brian Blade, Geri Allen, Tom Harrell, Steve Kuhn and legendary bassist and longtime Coltrane colleague Reggie Workman for this special engagement.

Two rising stars of jazz will lead the Miles and ‘Trane celebrations in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. On May 13 – 15 at 7:30pm, trumpeter Keyon Harrold – called “the future of the trumpet” by Wynton Marsalis – will lead an expansive exploration of Miles Davis’ music in Iconic Miles Davis. Like Davis, Harrold is an eclectic, genre-hopping, and convention-spurning musician whose music ranges from unadulterated bebop and straight-ahead jazz to electronically-infused R&B and hip-hop. Harrold recently recorded the original trumpet sounds heard in Miles Ahead, the upcoming biopic featuring Don Cheadle.

On May 13 – 15 at 9:30pm, rising star saxophonist Patrick Bartley will lead The Timeless John Coltrane sets. Only 23 years old, Bartley has recently performed in The Appel Room as part of Divas of the Silver Screen and Moonglow: The Magic of Benny Goodman, and he also played at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola alongside Louis Hayes, one of the most prolific jazz drummers in history. A great fit for this show’s subject matter, Bartley has said “My music talks about how I acknowledge the past, but I’m going towards the future. That’s the kind of music I play.” Join us to hear both the past and future of this great art form. 

Tickets for Rose Theater and The Appel Room can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or 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. Box Office hours:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Available only for select Appel Room shows; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the Box Office. Maximum of two tickets per person. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola reservations, call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jazz.org/dizzys.
Prices vary. Dinner served nightly.  
General Admission: $20-$45 (unless noted otherwise);
Students: $5-$30 with valid student ID (selected sets only);  
Late Night Session: $5-$20. 
Minimum of $10 applies to all.    

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola continues the Hot Fives Special — $5 cover and $5 food and drink specials — during the Late Night Session sets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays — a great way for patrons to hear some of the most talented young jazz performers while enjoying spectacular views of Manhattan.  

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges
its major corporate partners: 
Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, United Airlines, and SiriusXM.

Please visit jazz.org for more information.

Press Inquiries:
Sunshine Sachs – 212-691-2800
Paula Witt –
Kaila Frisone – frisone@sunshinesachs.com