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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Steve Miller Brings The Legacy Of Cannonball Adderley And The Blues To Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
December 13-14, 8:00 p.m.

New York, NY (October 17, 2019) – On December 13–14 at 8:00 p.m., renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller will return to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater to continue his exploration of the blues. For this concert season, Miller takes audiences on a thrilling journey of Cannonball Adderley and the Blues.

Having learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at agenine, and then working with the best bluesmen in Chicago—Muddy Waters, Howlin'Wolf, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and Paul Butterfield—Miller has a serious affinity for the blues.

Miller will be joined by the Patrick Bartley Sextet, led by one of the city’s hottest young saxophonists, and soulful vocalist Brianna Thomas,who brings just the right mix of grit and grace to compliment one of modern music's most recognizable voices. 

While Cannonball Adderley is widely known for his hit “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” his influence on jazz stretches far and wide, including his work with Miles Davis and John Coltrane on Kind of Blue. In an exclusive Playbill interview between Steve Miller and journalist Scott Thompson, Miller says, “I always loved Cannonball. We toured together and recorded a bunch of stuff we never released. He is a perfect example of blues and jazz. If you listen to all of Cannonball’s recordings, it’s stunning how broad his reach is. He always seems to come back to blues. So, this show will be a presentation of that, when great jazz players are great blues players.”

Steve Miller: Cannonball Adderley and the Blues 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 about the music and the artists will take place nightly at 7:00 p.m. at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org. For more information on Steve Miller, please visit stevemillerband.com

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

All single tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 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—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. 

Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and TV-connected applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos, and other materials available to fans worldwide at jazz.org/live.  

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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.

Generous support for the 2019-2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible in part by the Arnhold Family, 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.


Press Inquiries:
Madelyn Gardner
Manager, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center

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