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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Valentine's Day Weekend at Jazz at Lincoln Center


Monty Alexander & Friends: Frank Sinatra at 100
With Kurt Elling
in Rose Theater, February 12-13, 2016

Cécile McLorin Salvant
in The Appel Room, February 12-14, 2016

Freddy Cole: Songs for Lovers
in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, February 12-14, 2016

New York, NY – January 12, 2016 – A stellar pianist and three beloved vocalists imbue Jazz at Lincoln Center with romance during Valentine’ s Day weekend. In Rose Theater, GRAMMY® Award-nominated pianist Monty Alexander is joined by GRAMMY® Award-winning singer Kurt Elling to perform love songs from the Frank Sinatra songbook on February 12 & 13 at 8pm in Rose Theater. Freddy Cole, who The New York Times calls “the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive,” performs in the intimate and romantic setting of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on February 12-14. The 25-year-old vocal wonder Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to The Appel Room from February 12-14. On the heels of her second GRAMMY® Award-nomination in the 2016 Best Jazz Vocal Album category for her release For One To Love, she salutes lovers for three consecutive nights in one of New York City’s most beautiful music rooms. (See complete concert details below.)

Tickets to Rose Theater and The Appel Room concerts can be purchased through our website at jazz.org, 24 hours a day, or via 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). 

Paid reservations for Freddy Cole at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on February 13-14, including a special four course pre-fixe dinner for the occasion, be purchased through our website at jazz.org/dizzys, 24 hours a day, or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. For February 12 reservations, call (212)-258-9595 or visit jazz.org/dizzys.

Hot Seats, $10 seats for select shows in Rose Theater and The Appel Room are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. 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.

Themed ‘Jazz and American Song’, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 28th season celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen and uplifts jazz’s emerging voices through an impressive array of more than 80 concerts and programs, anchored by the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live

Concert Details:
Monty Alexander & Friends: Frank Sinatra at 100
February 12-13, 2016, 8pm
Rose Theater
At 17 years old, a serendipitous encounter with Frank Sinatra and his long-time pal Jilly Rizzo changed the trajectory of pianist Monty Alexander’s career forever: Alexander would soon become the house pianist for the famed Jilly’s club in New York City and develop a unique relationship with its most famous patron.  Frank Sinatra’s centennial elicits fond memories of Alexander’s time spent at the intimate hangout, and with the help of GRAMMY® Award-winning and DownBeat Critics Poll-dominating singer Kurt Elling, he will share stories and anecdotes from a treasured and rare perspective.  A masterful pianist, Alexander’s career spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most important figures in jazz, like Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, as well as an illustrious recording career as a leader.  This early, nurturing period in which the young pianist and an iconic hero spontaneously mused on saloon songs up into the wee hours of the night is a Valentine’s weekend treat sure to satisfy both nostalgic and contemporary tastes.

Cécile McLorin Salvant
February 12-14, 2016, 7pm & 9:30pm
The Appel Room
If music be the food of love, it doesn’t get more perfect than singer Cécile McLorin Salvant for three nights celebrating Valentine’s Day.  In the last five years, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated vocalist has risen with lightning speed to international acclaim.  An innovative singer with extraordinary soul, intuition, and deep character, Salvant is the next great jazz vocalist in the lineage of Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, and Dianne Reeves.  The 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition winner, she has become a Jazz at Lincoln Center regular and her growing reputation for having an exceptional command of diverse and challenging repertoire will serve audiences well for this romance-laden occasion.

Freddy Cole: Songs for Lovers
Thursday-Sunday, February 11-14, 2016, various set times (see below)
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Referred to as a “national treasure” by The Huffington Post, jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Building his career at the same time as his brother, the iconic Nat King Cole, it was never going to be easy for Cole to establish his own musical identity. However, with 20 albums released in just the last two decades, including the GRAMMY® Award-nominated 2010 album, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Cole has carved out a reputation as an individual and prolific force in the jazz world. Amongst the greatest contemporary crooners, Cole’s sensitivity and effortlessly powerful delivery make him the perfect artist for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Set Times and Cover Charges:
Thursday & Friday, February 11 & 12, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Cover: Thursday $40, Friday $45; Student Cover: Thursday-Friday $30
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30pm & 10:00pm (Doors Open: 6pm & 9pm)
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6:30pm & 9:00pm (Doors Open: 5pm & 8pm)

Cover: $140 per person plus applicable fees, Includes 4-course meal with wine pairing. See website for complete details.

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, and SiriusXM.