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Mary Stallings and the Emmet Cohen Trio

The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Apr 17 • Sat, Apr 18

Two extraordinary vocalists—each of them already a popular Jazz at Lincoln Center headliner—share The Appel Room stage in this Singers Over Manhattan showcase. Audiences will enjoy one of the most famous views in New York City while Mary Stallings and Freddy Cole sing their hearts out alongside pianist Emmet Cohen’s trio, featuring Russell Hall and Kyle Poole.

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Sherman Irby's Supernova

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Thu, Apr 23 • Fri, Apr 24 • Sat, Apr 25

JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby leads a gravity-defying exploration of the universe with the world premiere of his new commission. After kicking off the suite with the Big Bang, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will travel through a series of distinctive movements, evoking awe-inspiring galactic phenomena from supernovas, stars, and black holes to the formation of a galaxy and life itself, with narration by William Shatner (Star Trek's Captain Kirk). 

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Art Blakey: The Legacy Continues

The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, May 1 • Sat, May 2

The Art Blakey Festival kicks off with a reunion of elite alumni from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, led by Ralph Peterson—the only drummer ever to play in the band alongside the drum maestro himself. Joining Peterson are saxophonists Bill Pierce and Bobby Watson, trumpeter Brian Lynch, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and bassist Essiet Essiet.

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Art Blakey at 100

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, May 1 • Sat, May 2

In honor of Art Blakey’s centennial, Wynton Marsalis will celebrate his iconic jazz mentor with a handpicked group of young, up-and-coming jazz musicians. Marsalis will highlight the sound that kept Blakey’s Jazz Messengers vital and popular for so many years while also showcasing the next generation of musicians who will carry the art form forward.

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Joey DeFrancesco, Chris Potter, and Jeff “Tain” Watts

The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, May 15 • Sat, May 16

Witness the world premiere of a new all-star trio assembled exclusively for this Jazz at Lincoln Center performance: Joey DeFrancesco on the B-3 Hammond organ, tenor titan Chris Potter on saxophone, and Jeff “Tain” Watts holding it down on drums. Each musician will contribute brand-new music and revisit some old favorites for the occasion.

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Bobby McFerrin

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, May 22 • Sat, May 23

Hailed as “one of the world’s most famous vocal chameleons” by the New York Times, Bobby McFerrin delivers one of the most transcendent experiences in live music. Truly a genre unto himself, the ten-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum-selling artist is a master of spontaneity, vocal ingenuity, and musical and spiritual openness.

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Etienne Charles’ Carnival

The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Jun 5 • Sat, Jun 6

Just in time for Caribbean Heritage Month, Trinidad & Tobago’s world-famous Carnival celebration comes to The Appel Room courtesy of trumpeter, percussionist, and composer Etienne Charles. This high-energy spectacle seamlessly blends American jazz traditions with the thrilling sights and sounds of Trinidadian Carnival.

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Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, Jun 5 • Sat, Jun 6

Singer, entertainer, and “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” Michael Feinstein celebrates 10 years of his Jazz & Popular Song series with an all-star extravaganza. Capping off a historic run in The Appel Room, Feinstein now takes the show to Rose Theater for a grand reunion of the crème-de-la-crème with special guest vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Catherine Russell and more to be announced. 

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Ellington Masterpieces

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, Jun 12 • Sat, Jun 13

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis closes the concert season with an audience favorite: an all-Ellington evening of musical masterpieces. Over the course of six decades, Duke Ellington wrote well over 1,000 compositions, some of the richest and most enduring music of the past century. This music is a premier showcase of a big band’s range, nuance, and cohesion, and nobody plays it quite like the JLCO.