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Wednesday, February 1st, 2023



March 10 & 11 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York, NY 

New York, NY (February 9, 2023) – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and master tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin will celebrate the magisterial legacy of composer and pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi who the National Women’s History Museum says, “changed the face of jazz music over her sixty-year career. As one of few women and Asian musicians in the jazz world, Toshiko Akiyoshi infused Japanese culture, sounds, and instruments into her music. As a pianist, bandleader, and composer-arranger, Akiyoshi cemented her place as one of the most important jazz musicians of the twentieth century.”

Co-music directed by Ted Nash, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Lew Tabackin will play Toshiko Akiyoshi’s monumental compositions and will be joined by the iconic pianist-composer on stage for part of the performance.

The Music of Toshiko Akiyoshi will take place on March 10 &11 at 8:00 pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY. 

Manchuria-born, ethnically Japanese, Akiyoshi has been a force on the international scene since 1952, when the iconic pianist Oscar Peterson, on tour with Jazz at the Philharmonic, heard her in Tokyo and insisted that JATP impresario Norman Granz record her. Akiyoshi—who moved to the U.S. in 1956, and will be 93 at the time of the concert—has impressed both for the comprehensive mastery and fierce distillation of the language of bebop master Bud Powell that she was able to assimilate early on in isolation from the U.S. scene and for her evocative corpus of sui generis works since 1973 for the Akiyoshi-Tabackin Orchestra with Lew Tabackin (who will play tenor saxophone and flute on this evening), combining swing, bebop, classical, and elements drawn from her Japanese heritage.

The Music of Toshiko Akiyoshi continues the orchestra’s season of cross-cultural offerings that illuminate, actualize, and reaffirm the notion of jazz as a global language and the music’s power to bridge divides and coalesce distinct communities.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit Jazz.org. For live streaming information, visit JazzLive.com.

Health and Safety Guidelines at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community and we are committed to employing all measures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our artists and staff when visiting or working in the House of Swing.

Important reminders:

  •   Face masks are not required but recommended for performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz at Lincoln Center will no longer require proof of vaccination or booster to enter its facilities.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $40 and up dependent upon seating section.

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 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Hot Seats are available only in person at the Box Office, with a 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.

*Please note that a $3.50 Jazz at Lincoln Center Facility Fee applies to ALL ticket purchases, with the exception of $10 Hot Seats. A $7 handling fee also applies when purchasing tickets from CenterCharge or when purchasing tickets online via jazz.org.

All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater 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.

Box Office hours:
Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No weekend hours except on performance days.

Center Charge hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Each ticket purchase helps support Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Additional information may be found at jazz.org.

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Jazz Live is Jazz at Lincoln Center's video streaming app, which provides exclusive access to the institution’s live webcasts, a selection of archival performances, and all of the original world-class digital content for which Jazz at Lincoln Center is renowned. The Jazz Live app is available now from Apple (iOS/tvOS), Google (Android/Android TV), Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. For more information and to subscribe, visit jazzlive.com.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 35th season runs from through June 10, 2023 in Rose Theater, The Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club – all at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY. In addition to 22 unique live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall and more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club, the organization will offer webcast performances, in-person and virtual education programs, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide.

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

Leadership support for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is provided by Michele and Mark Mandel, the Perry 
and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, and the Zou Family Fund.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center is made possible through America’s Cultural Treasures, a sponsored project of 
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant through the leadership 
and support of Senator Charles E. Schumer and the New York Congressional Delegation.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season is provided by
Jody and John Arnhold and Lynne and Richard Pasculano.

Leadership support is also provided by an Anonymous Donor; Jody and John Arnhold;
Howard Gilman Foundation, Inc.Mellody Hobson and George Lucas; and Dalio Philanthropies.

Major support is provided by Abrams Foundation; The Ambrose Monell Foundation, and Seedlings Foundation.

Generous support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor 
and the New York State Legislature.

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

Press Inquiries:

Zooey T. Jones
Senior Director, PR & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center