Take 3, 4, 5 Series
Packages starting at $87
By popular demand… we are pleased to invite you to create a custom concert package around your interests and schedule by choosing three, four, five, or up to ten performances, throughout the season, for either venue. Select this plan and receive a 10% discount on your selected concerts. Our Choose Your Own package gives you the same benefits of a regular subscription package including the ability to exchange your tickets to another concert if your plans change.
Price levels and performance dates are listed in the Choose Your Own order form in the back of this brochure. Order early to get the best seats available.
Bill Frisell: Reflections on the Bristol Sessions
Friday 1/17/2014–Saturday 1/18/2014
Singer-guitarist-songwriter Buddy Miller and vocalist-fiddler Carrie Rodriguez, out of Austin, TX, join guitarist Bill Frisell to celebrate the moment that is thought of as the beginning of country music--the 1927 recordings in Bristol, TN, where The Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers first recorded. "Things will," Frisell states, "just go on from there."
JLCO Fresh Sounds: Ted Nash & Victor Goines
Friday 1/17/2014–Saturday 1/18/2014
Reed section members Ted Nash and Victor Goines debut newly commissioned works for the JLCO. Nash leads the band through Presidential Suite comprising six pieces inspired by "important and inspiring speeches by world leaders," and Goines presents Crescent City, a meditation on his hometown, New Orleans.
Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall
Friday 1/24/2014–Saturday 1/25/2014
Bobby McFerrin reimagines an American tradition with a performance that springboards off his new recording spirityouall. Iconic songs like "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" and "Every Time I Feel the Spirit," along with original tunes, uncover his roots in rock, folk, funk, and bluegrass, while never abandoning his fearless improvisational approach.
Joshua Redman Quartet
Friday 2/7/2014–Saturday 2/8/2014
Saxophonist Joshua Redman show-cases his extraordinary tone and penchant for creating elegant melodies within challenging structures and infusing them with emotional content. Propelling the flow is his working quartet—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.
JLCO Hosts: Kenny Garrett & The Music of Mulgrew Miller
Friday 2/21/2014–Saturday 2/22/2014
JLCO trombonists Chris Crenshaw and Vincent Gardner turn their attention to the music of pianist Mulgrew Miller and saxophonist Kenny Garrett, whose paths intersected during tenures with Mercer Ellington, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The jazz community was saddened by the loss of Mulgrew Miller in May 2013. As previously announced, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis will perform the music of Mulgrew Miller in his honor.
Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Leo Genovese Quartet
Friday 2/28/2014–Saturday 3/1/2014
2012 NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette on drums, serial poll winner Joe Lovano on saxophone, 2011 "Best New Artist" GRAMMY® Award winner Esperanza Spalding on bass, and Argentinean pianist Leo Genovese make up this all-star quartet.
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Friday 3/14/2014–Saturday 3/15/2014
Maria Schneider, a two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, brings her 17-member collective into The Allen Room for her first JALC appearance since 2003. The composer-arranger will present her lyrical, intricately woven, and sensuous pieces highlighted with ravishing instrumental colors and textures.
Tomatito: An Evening of Flamenco
The magisterial Andalusian Gitano guitarist and 2013 Latin Grammy® Award winner Tomatito blends the earthy sound of classical flamenco and the sophisticated harmonic template of modern jazz. Produced in partnership with the Flamenco Festival of New York.
Hugh Masekela: Celebrating 75 Years
Friday 4/4/2014–Saturday 4/5/2014
Celebrating his 75th birthday, the legendary South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, and lyricist Hugh Masekela presents a retrospective extravaganza. Joined by special guests, Masekela explores his fascination with American jazz and his roots in Zulu folkloric strains.
The Life & Music of Dave Brubeck
Thursday 4/10/2014–Saturday 4/12/2014
The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis explores Brubeck's extraordinary legacy with fresh arrangements that illuminate the breadth and scope of his body of work. Brubeck is credited with bringing jazz to the mainstream in the '50s and '60s and releasing the first jazz album to sell over a million copies. His several hundred songs and numerous works provide an extended palette from which to choose.
The Real Ambassadors
Friday 4/11/2014–Saturday 4/12/2014
Pianist Peter Martin leads the first-ever New York staging of Dave Brubeck's rarely-heard masterwork, The Real Ambassadors, addressing the still-topical civil rights movement. Written at the behest of the US State Department in the 1950s at the height of his fame, pianist-composer Dave Brubeck and his wife Iola, in collaboration with Louis Armstrong, drew on their respective experiences spreading American culture and music around the world to create this jazz musical.
The Music of George Gershwin
Wednesday 4/23/2014–Thursday 4/24/2014
Michael Feinstein celebrates Gershwin's deep connection to jazz, both in his personal roots and influences. Gershwin was a formidable stride pianist, whose first-hand gurus were Lucky Roberts and James P. Johnson, and through his audacious themes and ingenious chord sequences, thousands of musicians have used Gershwin's work as a jumping off point for classic improvisations.
New Jazz Standards
Friday 5/16/2014–Saturday 5/17/2014
On a program that may impel those of the opinion that 21st century jazz doesn't concern itself with melodic values to question their assumptions, New Jazz Standards — convened under the auspices of Jazz at Lincoln Center's new A Side, B Side Series — presents an all-star ensemble of melody-masters who have written new works specifically for this freshly-assembled collaboration. Songwriters include Tin Hat violinist Carla Kihlstedt, pianist-composer Guillermo Klein, tenorman Bill McHenry, The Bad Plus bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Eric Harland.
Nuevo Jazz Latino
Friday 5/16/2014–Saturday 5/17/2014
On a program that may impel those of the opinion that 21st century jazz doesn't concern itself with melodic values to question their assumptions, Nuevo Jazz Latino — convened under the auspices of Jazz at Lincoln Center's new A Side, B Side Series — presents an all-star ensemble of a decidedly Afro-Cuban orientation, whose members have written new works specifically for this freshly-assembled collaboration. Songwriters include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, a Bronx native, and four brilliant Cubans: pianist Elio Villafranca, saxophonist Yosvany Terry, drummer (and MacArthur Award winner) Dafnis Prieto, and conguero-vocalist Pedrito Martinez.
JLCO Hosts: Christian McBride & Kurt Rosenwinkel
Friday 5/23/2014–Saturday 5/24/2014
JLCO Music Director Wynton Marsalis and drummer Ali Jackson present the compositions of a pair of Philadelphia-born, post-Boomer virtuosos — bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel — who will join the JLCO for the occasion.
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Special Guest Jane Monheit
Friday 5/30/2014–Saturday 5/31/2014
Soulful elegance, virtuoso musicianship, melodic creativity, and unfailing swing will be operative during this meeting of John Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit, each a world-class communicator of an array of American and other popular song styles.
Thursday 6/5/2014–Saturday 6/7/2014
The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis draws from its already deep well of Ellingtonia and conjures new arrangements that illuminate the depth and complexity of the maestro's all-modernistic, all-the-time corpus. Ellington's distinctly democratic vision sets the stage for an evening sure to be modern in many contexts.
Bill Frisell: The Electric Guitar in America
Friday 6/6/2014–Saturday 6/7/2014
Bill Frisell is joined by fellow guitar master Greg Leisz and trio partners bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen exploring music of the electric guitar in the space age—Speedy West, Jimmy Bryant, country icons Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, and groups like The Ventures, The Astronauts, The Wrecking Crew, and more.
Legends of the Jazz Age
Wednesday 6/11/2014–Thursday 6/12/2014
No living entertainer knows the ins and outs of the music of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression more thoroughly than the singer pianist Michael Feinstein. For the third and final concert of his Jazz and Popular Song series, Feinstein explores the music of Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Sophie Tucker, Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, and Lee Wiley.