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news | Jun, 11th 2015

In Memoriam: Ornette Coleman

Jazz at Lincoln Center mourns the passing of a transformative legend in jazz, Mr. Ornette Coleman. Wynton Marsalis shares a story about Ornette that demonstrated his role as an educator and a leader for future generations of jazz musicians.


Bill Frisell. Photography by Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photo Gallery | Jun, 2nd 2015

Bill Frisell: Up & Down The Mississippi

"My father was born and grew up along Highway 61, way up in Minnesota, not far from Bob Dylan's childhood home. That road starts in New Orleans, follows the Mississippi River, up through the Delta, Memphis, St. Louis, Davenport, all the way up to the Canadian border. To think of the music that has sprung from up, down, and all along this way is truly staggering. The main artery. I am excited, humbled, and honored to have this opportunity to explore some of the many possibilities with these great musicians. I can't wait to dive in." - Bill Frisell


news | May, 21st 2015

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.


Photo Gallery | May, 19th 2015

The Wayne Shorter Festival

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform in Rose Theater & Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas bring Sound Prints to The Appel Room for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Wayne Shorter Festival.


news | May, 18th 2015

Show Recap: Feelin' Good with Sammy Miller and the Congregation

Anyone who says nothing good happens after midnight hasn't been to a Late Night Session at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. A recent performance by Sammy Miller and the Congregation fueled an after-hours party.


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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

July marks the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth. To celebrate, we’ve compiled 10 South African jazz albums that you need to hear.

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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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Nina and Nat

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. In advance of his trio’s July 4 performance in Highland Park, IL, at the Ravinia Festival alongside the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 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.

read more

10 Essential South African Jazz Records

July marks the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth. To celebrate, we’ve compiled 10 South African jazz albums that you need to hear.

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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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