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Wynton Marsalis Chooses His Top 50 Essential Jazz Recordings

news | May, 6th 2019

Wynton Marsalis Chooses His Top 50 Essential Jazz Recordings

Wynton Marsalis chooses 50 essential jazz recordings based on criteria of his own choosing. Find out who he ranks as the as the All-time Baddest MF in jazz and much, much more!


news | May, 3rd 2019

Victor Goines and Marcus Printup on Half a Lifetime in the JLCO

This 2018–19 concert season we celebrate Victor Goines and Marcus Printup, two Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) veterans who have now been in the band for more than a quarter century! We've asked them to share a few thoughts on the experience and to tell us about what they’re up to outside of the JLCO.


news | Apr, 29th 2019

Here Are Your 2019 Inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame!

Find out the 2019 inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame! All four made an indelible impact on America's music and influenced millions in the process.


Learn of the newest jazz releases!

news | Apr, 25th 2019

May New Releases: Betty Carter, Mark Turner, Melissa Aldana, and more!

Looking for the newest jazz releases? Check out our May album roundup!


news | Apr, 25th 2019

The First Lady of Song: An Intro to the Music of Ella Fitzgerald

Explore the music of Lady Ella today!


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Photo by Lawrence Sumulong

The Essential Guide to Best Jazz Clubs in NYC

NYC's breadth of unique venues across town include legendary landmark locations, contemporary elegant lounges & no-frills bebop joints that provide a diverse community of swinging experiences.

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10 Essential Piano Jazz Records

Every fan of piano jazz needs to know these 10 classics!

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10 Essential South African Jazz Records

We celebrate the history of South African jazz with these essential records.

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Duke Ellington

The Essential Ellington: How Duke Ellington Changed Jazz Forever

Nobody in the history of jazz expressed himself more freely; or with more variety, swing, and sophistication than Duke Ellington. Listen to our playlist of essential Ellington recordings and find out how he changed jazz forever.

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And the Inductees Are… Your 2018 Choices for the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

Find out who the three 2018 inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame are! All three made an indelible impact on America's music and influenced millions in the process.

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Ahmad Jamal - Photo by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Another 10 Essential Jazz Albums

Here's a list of 10 more must-have classics to round out your collection of jazz records.

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Thelonious Monk at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival with his children, T.S. and Boo Boo.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Thelonious Monk, by His Son T.S. Monk

Celebrate Thelonious Monk by getting to know the legend through his son’s memories.

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Chick Corea - photo by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Chick Corea: Five Essential Albums

Chick Corea is one of the most influential figures in jazz and one of the greatest living jazz pianists. Here are five essential albums from his discography.

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Wynton Marsalis performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Celebrating Spaces and The Abyssinian Mass with Colbert on The Late Show

Wynton Marsalis appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform with Jon Batiste, Stay Human, and acclaimed dancer Lil Buck. Check out video and behind-the-scenes content from their performance.

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10 Essential Jazz Albums

New to jazz and don't know where to start? With many artists and extensive catalogues of music, a new jazz listener can feel intimidated. We're here to help! Check out our list of 10 albums to get you started on your jazz journey and introduce yourself to some of jazz's great artists.

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A Visit to Clark Terry

On December 7, 2014 the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drove 8 hours on an off day to play for Clark Terry on his 94th birthday. Victor Goines, James Chirillo, Ted Nash, Vincent Gardner, and Walter Blanding recall the day and the impact that Clark had on jazz.

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Photo by Lawrence Sumulong

The Essential Guide to Best Jazz Clubs in NYC

NYC's breadth of unique venues across town include legendary landmark locations, contemporary elegant lounges & no-frills bebop joints that provide a diverse community of swinging experiences.

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10 Essential South African Jazz Records

We celebrate the history of South African jazz with these essential records.

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Gerald Cannon

Gerald Cannon Talks Dizzy's, His Early Days, & Love of Teaching

We sat down with Gerald Cannon ahead of his Memorial Day Weekend performances at Dizzy's.

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Will Calhoun

Will Calhoun Talks Individuality, Elvin Jones, and Dizzy’s

Discover how growing up in the Bronx shaped Will Calhoun’s appreciation for art and how Elvin Jones inspired him to define his individuality.

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Ornette Coleman

The Department Store Painting that Inspired Ornette Coleman and 5 Other Interesting Facts About His Life

Ornette Coleman led a life as fascinating as his music. Read up on some interesting facts about this jazz legend!

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Joe Temperley, by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Notes from the Road: Remembering Joe Temperley

Before his passing in May, Joe Temperley spent 29 unforgettable years as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's baritone saxophonist and its beloved elder statesman. Between performances on their recent mini-tour of Canada, several JLCO members shared their memories of Temperley, who left behind an indelible legacy and a whole lot of stories.

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6 Underappreciated Jazz Artists You Should Check Out

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so we thought we'd celebrate by delving into the careers of a handful of underappreciated jazz artists. Explore the careers of six musicians who deserve more accolades and learn the best places to start with their discographies.

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