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Herlin Riley Presents: Sounds of Cuba and New Orleans

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

Fri, Feb 21 • Sat, Feb 22

New Orleans drummer extraordinaire Herlin Riley explores the ways in which Latin jazz intersects with the sounds of his hometown. Featuring Cuban percussion genius Pedrito Martinez, prolific trumpeter (and fellow New Orleanian) Nicholas Payton, New York's lively, go-to bassist Russell Hall, and special guests Yusa on vocals, Oscar Rossignoli on piano, and spoken word artists Chuck Perkins and Indio Melendez, the event will showcase classic New Orleans repertoire reimagined and spiced up with Cuban music traditions.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet

Rose Theater 2019-2020 season • 8:00PM

Fri, Feb 28 • Sat, Feb 29

The premise of tonight’s show is simple: one of jazz’s longest-running bands playing extraordinary music like no one else. The multi-Grammy Award–winning Branford Marsalis Quartet will play music from the brand-new record, The Secrets Between the Shadow and the Soul, with a bonus opening set by Citizens of the Blues, a quartet featuring some of the finest young musicians on the scene.

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The Artistry Of Jazzmeia Horn

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

Fri, Mar 6 • Sat, Mar 7

Jazzmeia Horn has confidently taken the jazz world by storm since winning the 2015 International Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, and with her Love and Liberation tour, she truly comes into her own. In her Appel Room feature debut, the soulful and energetic Horn will perform songs from the album—her first collection of almost-entirely original material—with a first-class group of instrumentalists.

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Family Concert: Who is Dave Brubeck?

Rose Theater 2019-2020 Season JFYP Only • 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Sat, Mar 21

Budding music enthusiasts and their families will learn about the life and art of the great jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck in this hour-long educational concert. Brubeck’s timeless music and principled leadership changed the world for the better, and this youth-oriented Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert is going to be a big, swinging celebration of an inspiring jazz ambassador.

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Ambrose Akinmusire’s Large Ensemble presents BANYAN

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

Fri, Mar 27 • Sat, Mar 28

One of the most exciting musicians to emerge in the 21st century, trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire creates distinctive and transportive original music. This performance is a rare opportunity to experience his banyan suite live in The Appel Room, featuring living legends Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, and Tom Harrell.

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Masters of Form

Rose Theater 2019-2020 season • 8:00PM

Fri, Apr 3 • Sat, Apr 4

Can a great composition be compared to the work of a great architect? The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis invites you to experience some of the most masterfully structured pieces in the jazz canon, including works by Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and George Russell, plus the world premiere of Andy Farber’s Usonian Structures, a new suite inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Mary Stallings and Freddy Cole with 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 2019-2020 season • 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.

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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 2019-2020 season • 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 2019-2020 season • 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 2019-2020 season • 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.

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Ellington Masterpieces

Rose Theater 2019-2020 season • 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.