Four special weekday performances of our popular Jazz for Young People Concerts are offered each year specifically for school groups in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Wynton Marsalis or by special guests, these hour-long narrated concerts use warmth and humor to introduce key musical concepts and other jazz fundamentals. This concert series is designed for grades 2 and up.
John Coltrane Festival
Family Concert: Who is John Coltrane?
Sat, Nov 3, 1pm/3pm
In the first of JALC’s family-friendly concerts this season, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents an introduction to the master saxophonist-composer John Coltrane (1926–67), who distilled his experiences into music on the highest technical, intellectual, and spiritual level—and in doing so, changed the course of jazz expression.
Family Concert: What is Latin Jazz?
Sat, Feb 9, 1pm/3pm
Latin Jazz fuses intoxicating Afro-Caribbean and Pan-American rhythms with the elevated harmonic structure and instrumental virtuosity of jazz. Genial virtuoso pianist-composer-arranger Arturo O’Farrill, founder and artistic director of the GRAMMY® award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, will lead a group in introducing families to the idiom’s concepts and historical timeline.
Subscription packages start at $24.40
Interested in other family-friendly events? Check out our Saturday Matinee Series featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.