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The Many Sides of Bird

The Appel Room • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Sep 25 • Sat, Sep 26

The Appel Room concert season kicks off with a multidisciplinary celebration of Charlie Parker, the iconic saxophonist and bebop pioneer who helped usher in a new era of jazz virtuosity. Through a series of solo, duo, and trio performances by jazz musicians and tap, ballet, and modern dancers, audiences will discover the timeless music of Charlie Parker in a contemporary new light.

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SFJAZZ Collective Plays the Music of Joni Mitchell

The Appel Room • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Apr 9 • Sat, Apr 10

The SFJAZZ Collective—called “contemporary jazz’s premier all-star band” in 2019 by the New York Times—returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time in more than a decade. The group and vocalist Lizz Wright will perform innovative new takes on some of Joni Mitchell’s classic songs in addition to brand-new pieces inspired by Mitchell’s music and unique legacy.

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Carlos Henriquez: Freedom con Clave

The Appel Room • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Jun 4 • Sat, Jun 5

In his return to The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez will present the world premiere of an exclusive new program entitled Freedom con Clave, featuring new and reinvented pieces on the topic of freedom. Named “the most important Latin jazz artist in New York City today” by New York Latin Culture, Henriquez is one of the most exciting bandleaders in town.