JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES 2022-23 SEASON OF WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSIONS AND UNIQUE COLLABORATIONS; JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS WORLDWIDE TOURS; AND IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
35th season features 22 unique programs celebrating Jazz as a Global Language including:
Opening Night: “The Shanghai Suite” features the Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra performing Wynton Marsalis’ work inspired by
the musical culture of China
American premiere and national tour of compositions by Wynton Marsalis and iconic Iraqi oud virtuoso, composer, and educator Naseer Shamma
on “Middle East Meditations”
Towering Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés celebrating
his 81st birthday with the epic “La Creación,” featuring big band,
Afro-Cuban percussion, and vocals
Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez centennial celebrations
led by Carlos Henriquez
World premiere commissions by Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda and Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, exploring the Pan-American continuum with multi-Grammy winning clarinetist/saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera
Brazilian mandolin wizard Hamilton de Holanda and South African pianist-composer Nduduzo Makhathini explore the diaspora of African musical
culture to North and South America
The JALC debut of “Carnival: The Sound Of A People” by Trinidad-born
trumpet virtuoso and composer Etienne Charles
Iconic Brazilian singer Rosa Passos with NEA Jazz Masters
Kenny Barron and Ron Carter
“Shades of Django” led by Parisian-born gypsy jazz guitar legend,
Stéphane Wrembel with French-born vocal sensation Cyrille Aimée,
mandolin master Sam Bush, and pianist Sean Mason
Collaborations by JLCO with NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi
and special guest tenor saxophonist-flutist Lew Tabackin
Concerts by internationally renowned singers
Cécile McLorin Salvant and Dianne Reeves
Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, with iconic singers Dee Dee Bridgewater
and Kurt Elling, with music director and pianist Christian Sands
and saxophone sensation Lakecia Benjamin;
Steve Miller Plays Steve Miller Band; “Singers Over Manhattan”
by the Emmet Cohen Trio with Mary Stallings, Johnny O’Neal,
and Lucy Yeghiazaryan
Parts II and III of JLCO’s popular “Journey Through Jazz” series;
Jazz For Young People concerts exploring Charles Mingus and Thad Jones
Big Band Holidays, in Rose Theater and on tour, directed by Victor Goines, marks JLCO and Samara Joy in first time collaboration
New York, NY (June 28, 2022)—Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis today proudly announce the organization’s 35th season of concerts featuring JALC’s customary mix of American-premiere commissions and exclusive collaborations by iconic guest artists from across the globe, as well as celebrations of milestones and major figures in jazz and its related genres.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2022-23 season illuminates, actualizes, and reaffirms the notion of jazz as a global language and the music’s power to bridge divides and coalesce distinct communities. Throughout Jazz at Lincoln Center’s first full season since 2019, JALC presents forward-thinking musicians, virtuosic practitioners, and ingenious conceptualists from Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America at the House of Swing to explore jazz as a medium for cultural exchange.
Many of the 2022-23 concerts explore the points of intersection that connect jazz – formed from a confluence of African, American, and European influences after slavery was abolished in the United States – to a global array of musical cultures.
“This season invites audiences to experience different voices from around the world harmonizing in the common language of jazz. For more than thirty years, Jazz at Lincoln Center has combined contrasting viewpoints and styles to create our own unique artistic identity that realizes a world without borders. This is a precarious and divisive time, and humanity desperately needs the wisdom that jazz was born to deliver: come together, be together, stay together. Easier said than done, but no endeavor is more important at this moment,” said Wynton Marsalis.
“JALC’s new season brings international musical minds Chucho Valdés, Naseer Shamma, and Toshiko Akiyoshi together with the JLCO; musicians like Paquito D’Rivera with whom we have a decades-long history; and contemporary artists such as Nduduzo Makhathini who are deeply engaged with the music. We’ll highlight the communal aspects of jazz as we present first-time collaborations in The Appel Room. Concerts in Rose Theater featuring creative geniuses including Cécile McLorin Salvant will signal the importance of past, present, and future of the music.”
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 35th season runs from September 30, 2022 to June 10, 2023 in Rose Theater, The Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club – all at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY. In addition to 22 unique live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall and more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club, the organization will offer webcast performances, in-person and virtual education programs, andJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – an ensemble of 15 virtuosos, composers, arrangers, educators, and unique soloists performing an unprecedented variety of styles that span jazz’s entire documented history – will demonstrate its virtuosic performances throughout the season, on tour across the country, and abroad.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents several of these cross-cultural investigations. Mideast Meditations showcases new compositions by Marsalis and Naseer Shamma, the eminent Iraqi oud virtuoso-composer-educator. On The Shanghai SuiteMarsalis refracts the scales and melodies of Shanghai into songs that sing the dialect of swing. Joined by iconic Cuba-born clarinetist-saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, the JLCO interprets commissioned pieces by mid-career maestros Elio Villafranca and Edmar Castañeda that explore Afro-Caribbean and Pan-American streams of expression. And, joined by master tenor saxophonist-flutist Lew Tabackin, the JLCO celebrates Japanese-American composer-pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi’s magisterial legacy.
Lodestar Cuban pianist-composer Chucho Valdés celebrates his 81st birthday with a recent masterwork for big band and voices. Brazilian 10-string mandolin wizard Hamilton de Holandaand South African pianist-composer Nduduzo Makhathini commingle their cultural DNA to explore the diaspora of musical language from Africa to the Americas through the slave trade from colonization until the present day. Grammy nominated Carlos Henriquez, bassist of the JLCO, leads a celebration of the respective centennial birthdays of Mambo Kings Tito Puenteand Tito Rodriguez with a hand-picked big band.
Also on tap are international encounters on a smaller scale. Iconic Brazilian singer-guitarist Rosa Passos blends her magic with NEA Jazz Masters Ron Carter and Kenny Barron. French guitarist Stéphane Wrembel, a Django Reinhardt specialist, will interpret Reinhardt’s singular canon with French-Guadeloupean songstress Cyrille Aimée, mandolin master Sam Bush, pianist Sean Mason, and others.
An unparalleled, multi-generational cohort of jazz singers –Dianne Reeves, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Johnny O’Neal, Mary Stallings, Samara Joy, and Lucy Yeghiazaryan – grace Jazz at Lincoln Center’s various stages.
Jazz at Lincoln Center serves the largest jazz education program network in the world, and its initiatives are based on the organization’s 35-year history of education in jazz performance and appreciation. These programs reach all populations, from infants to seniors, and advance JALC’s belief that jazz education is for all – regardless of experience.
The goal of each program is for participants to learn the communal history of jazz in a sociopolitical context, receive guidance on better communication of personal objectives while maintaining balance in a group, and gain awareness of the mission of jazz musicians today – building on the aspirational foundation laid down by earlier generations.
With the lodestar composer, pianist, and orchestra leader Duke Ellington as a foundational guide, Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to produce an extensive range of educational and advocacy programs for all ages.
The organization’s signature education program, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE), takes place May 11-13, 2023. For the 28th year, the program spreads the message of Duke Ellington’s music, leadership, and collective orientation, providing high school ensembles with free transcriptions of original Duke Ellington recordings – accompanied by rehearsal guides, teaching notes, original recordings, professional instruction, and more – to over 7,000 schools and independent bands in 55 countries. Regional festivals return as in-person programs in 20 locations, including five festivals in Australia, as charts and resources continue to be made available to schools worldwide. This year’s music includes the first-ever publication of four works by Afro-Cuban-New York jazz and salsa pioneer Machito from his legendary Kenya album, made available to schools for the first time.
For the second year, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents its popular Journey Through Jazzeducation concerts for adults hosted by the JLCO, presented in The Appel Room and digitally captured for wider distribution. The first concert focuses on what attributes of America’s indigenous art form make it so compatible with other forms of music, empowering anyone who fully engages with it. The second concert, Jazz Chronicles: Old and New, is devoted to the stories that propagate and perpetuate the oral tradition of jazz, linking contemporary practitioners to past masters.
Other highlights of the 2022-23 Education season include:
• Swing University, which offers jazz appreciation classes on a wide variety of topics, takes place online as summer, fall, winter, and spring terms in order to serve a global jazz community.
• For the first time since early 2020, WeBop, an interactive program for families with children ages eight months to five years old, will return as in-person classes beginning in October of 2022. A number of online classes will still be available.
• The family-oriented Jazz for Young People concerts celebrate two important centennials – Who is Charles Mingus? held live and in-person in Rose Theater (October 22, 2022) and Who is Thad Jones? (March 25, 2023).
• Let Freedom Swing, in-school educational concert programs focused on history, civics, and social justice will be held as in-person concerts in schools in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and London (UK).
• 3rd Annual Jack Rudin Jazz Championship invitational for collegiate bands takes place as an in-person event at Jazz at Lincoln Center (January 14-15, 2023).
• The award-winning Middle School and High School Jazz Academies return with in-person classes and performances.
• Free virtual program, A Closer Listen, which features jazz experts and enthusiasts holding in-depth discussions on jazz works, continues to run online.
• Blue Engine Publishing continues with more music from the library of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with compositions and arrangements by JLCO members and Wynton Marsalis.
Throughout the summer of 2022, Jazz at Lincoln Center will build upon its successful outdoor concert initiatives from the summer of 2021 and continue to create collaborative concert events through September with organizations throughout New York City and environs beyond, with MoCA Westport, Caramoor, Times Square Alliance, Bryant Park, SummerStage, Lincoln Center, and more.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, which, Marsalis has observed, “might be the most flexible and all-encompassing ensemble in the history of our music,” tours its vast repertoire – revisiting symphonic works from Marsalis’ distinguished corpus, presenting new cross-cultural commissions, and delving into JALC’s vast book of modern jazz arrangements – extensively throughout the 2022-23 season.
The orchestra will collaborate with various organizations in the United States and abroad to perform Marsalis’ large-scale works and engage in residency activities.
On three separate occasions during the 2022-23 season, JLCO performs Marsalis’ epic jazz-gospel suite All Rise (1999), scored for the 15-piece JLCO, symphonic orchestra, and choir, in which Marsalis unites disparate elements, Stravinsky to gospel, into a cohesive work without a trace of self-consciousness. On September 8, 2022, the JLCO collaborates with the Los Angeles Philharmonic – which first performed what the Los Angeles Times called an “inspirational jazz symphony with a mission” on September 15, 2001, four days after the tragic events of 9/11 – at the Hollywood Bowl. The following month, JLCO presents successive All Riseresidencies at the University of Michigan (October 10-16, 2022) and at Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa (October 18- 22, 2022).
Directly following the University of Iowa residency, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis visits Mexico for concerts in Guadalajara, Cervantino, and Mexico City (October 25-29, 2022), before a five-concert tour in Texas (October 30-November 5, 2022).
Also on the Fall 2022 touring schedule are two performances in Minneapolis (September 23-24, 2022) with the Minnesota Orchestra of Swing Symphony (2010), Marsalis’ epic musical meditation on American ideals, originally commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
From November 27-December 10, 2022, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, under the music direction of Victor Goines, tours its annual Big Band Holidays program with special guests Dianne Reeves and Samara Joy.
From January 24-February 10, 2023, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tours the United States with the transformative Iraqi oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma, following their American premiere performances at New York’s Rose Theater. The venues include a residency with Symphony Center Presents in Chicago (January 26-27, 2023) and concerts in Omaha, Nebraska; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Madison, Wisconsin.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis completes the 2022-2023 season with a month-long European tour in June, including performances of The Jungle (composed in 2016), Marsalis’ grand evocation of New York City, with the Luxembourg Philharmonie (June 6-9, 2023) and with Orchestre de Paris (June 10-14, 2023) in Paris. From Paris, JLCO will crisscross the continent, with concerts every night through July 9, 2023.
Featuring today’s rising jazz stars under the music direction of trumpeter Riley Mulherkar and curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center, JALC Presents “Songs We Love” Tour through IMG, tours 45 cities in early 2023.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club is open to full capacity. The world-renowned club, one of the three main performance venues situated in Frederick P. Rose Hall, produces world-class jazz performances nightly, often reflecting and augmenting the programming in Rose Theater and The Appel Room.
Throughout the opening months of the 2022-23 season, performances include Wycliffe Gordon’s annual Thanksgiving run; a return engagement by the crackling Ulysses Owens Big Band; the Sean Jones Quartet; Marilyn Maye; Omar Sosa and the Americanos Quartet; Catherine Russell; Sullivan Fortner; Rufus Reid Quintet; Matthew Shipp; Renee Rosnes; and Buster Williams.
The cabaret-oriented Songbook Sundays series continues in September and November. Dizzy’s iconic Tuesday-Saturday evening Late Night Series, featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz, relaunches at the end of September.
Health and Safety Guidelines
We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community. We very much look forward to welcoming you to the House of Swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall this season and are committed to employing all measures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our artists and staff. Learn more about our health and safety guidelines, COVID-19 Liability Waiver, and enhanced refund policy on jazz.org.
Current Jazz at Lincoln Center subscribers are invited to explore our TAKE 3,4,5 package or Create Your Own subscription for all Rose Theater and The Appel Room concerts and enjoy 10% off single ticket prices. The TAKE 3,4,5 package allows subscribers to create a custom concert package of three or more performances across the season, personalized to individual interests and schedules, across both venues.
Current subscribers with a fixed seat package from a previous season enjoy a 15% discount off single ticket prices through a Create Your Own Subscription, and all other subscribers who create their own series receive a 10% discount off single ticket prices in addition to all other subscriber benefits.
In order to reserve the best seats, current subscribers can take advantage of a priority period beginning today through August 2, 2022, before single sale tickets go on sale to the general public.
Becoming a subscriber is the best way to get the best seats at the guaranteed best prices for the entire season, as single ticket prices will increase based on demand as concerts approach. Subscribers also have the benefit of utilizing free, unlimited ticket exchanges to manage their schedule.
For more information on 2022-23 season subscriptions, visit jazz.org/subs. To order a subscription or to request information, please call the Subscription Services hotline at 212-258-9999, e-mail [email protected], or visit jazz.org/subs.
Jazz at Lincoln Center offers a robust Membership program with a wide array of benefits, including deep discounts on concert tickets. Individuals who join at the $100 level and above are eligible to receive VIP single ticket pre-sale access and discounted tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center-produced concerts in Rose Theater and The Appel Room on the day of the event. Tickets must be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office or online beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the day of the performance. Members must show their valid membership card or log in to jazz.org using their account credentials to receive this discount. Subject to availability. Learn more and sign up at jazz.org/membership.
VIP single ticket pre-sale for donors, members, and subscribers will be available starting August 2, 2022. To access single tickets before the general public, become a Jazz at Lincoln Center member by August 2, 2022.
Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $30 and up dependent upon seating section, except as noted below:
Jazz for Young People® tickets in Rose Theater are $10, $20, and $25.
Ticket prices for The Appel Room are $55 and up, dependent on seating section for the 7:00 p.m. sets, and $45 and up, depending upon seating section for the 9:30 p.m. sets.
Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room — are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates.
Hot Seats are available only in person at the Box Office, with a maximum of two tickets per person. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
*Please note that a $3.50 Jazz at Lincoln Center Facility Fee applies to ALL ticket purchases, with the exception of $10 Hot Seats. A $7 handling fee also applies when purchasing tickets from CenterCharge or when purchasing tickets online via jazz.org.
All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.
Box Office hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. noon to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).
Single tickets go on sale August 9, 2022.
Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center is made possible through America’s Cultural Treasures, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant through the leadership and support of
Senator Charles E. Schumer and the New York Congressional Delegation.
Leadership support is also provided by an Anonymous Donor; Jody and John Arnhold; Mellody Hobson and George Lucas; and Dalio Philanthropies.
Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season is provided by
Jody and John Arnhold and Lynne and Richard Pasculano.
Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, Entergy, Steinway & Sons,
and The Coca-Cola Company.
Artists, schedules, and venues are subject to change.
Jazz at Lincoln Center 2022-23 Season Chronology
Wynton Marsalis: The Shanghai Suite
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
September 30-October 1, 2022
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis opens the 35th Season with the U.S. Premiere of Marsalis’s The Shanghai Suite. Joined by master Chinese musicians, we celebrate the mythology, folklore, and culture of China.
Chucho Valdés: La Creación
October 7-8, 2022
Chucho Valdés celebrates his 81st birthday by returning to the House of Swing with La Creación, a four-movement suite exploring the story of creation according to the Santería religion, featuring elements of ritual music, West African music, and the blues.
Emmet Cohen Trio and Friends
Featuring Emmet Cohen with special guests Houston Person,
Mary Stallings, Johnny O’Neal, Lucy Yeghiazaryan
October 21-22, 2022
The Appel Room
Pianist and unrivaled improviser Emmet Cohen puts his inspired trio at the service of veteran singer Mary Stallings, up-and-comer Lucy Yeghiazaryan, and revered pianist-singer Johnny O’Neal in this Singers Over Manhattan series season opener.
Family Concert: Who is Charles Mingus?
October 22, 2022
This fall’s family concert explores composer-bassist-bandleader Charles Mingus, whose sophisticated, socially conscious, and theatrical music has a colorful, playful nature that will draw in listeners of all ages.
Shades of Django with Stéphane Wrembel
Featuring Stéphane Wrembel and special guests Sam Bush,
Cyrille Aimeé, and Sean Mason
November 4-5, 2022
A musical celebration created by acclaimed French-born guitarist and composer Stéphane Wrembel featuring special guests Sam Bush and Cyrille Aimeé. From swing to bebop, impressionism to New Orleans jazz, Shades of Django pays tribute to the many facets of legendary musician Django Reinhardt.
Steve Miller Plays Steve Miller Band
November 11-12, 2022
Multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame entrant Steve Miller will explore greatest hits from throughout his career.
Journey Through Jazz Part II
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
November 17-19, 2022
The Appel Room
JALC presents the second installment of its Journey Through Jazz Series, in which the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis focuses on and illuminates a theme with musical examples. Along with another installment later in the season, this concert reveals why jazz can blend and create communal bonds with other musical forms and cultures, empowering anyone who fully engages with it.
Big Band Holidays
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Samara Joy
December 14-18, 2022
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis continue the ever-popular annual tradition, playing fresh, swinging arrangements of holiday classics with special guest vocalist Samara Joy.
Middle East Meditations Featuring the JLCO with Special Guest Naseer Shamma
January 20-21, 2023
Oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma joins Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO to mesmerize audiences with a musical journey to the Middle East in this milestone event featuring arrangements by Marsalis, Shamma, and other orchestra members.
Dianne Reeves: Love is in the Air
February 10-11, 2023
NEA Jazz Master vocalist Dianne Reeves returns for her annual Valentine’s Day concert in Rose Theater. The ultimate storyteller, Reeves will take audiences on a journey of love—fulfilled, unrequited, carnal, and spiritual.
Journey Through Jazz Part III
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
February 16-18, 2023
The Appel Room
JALC presents the second season of its Journey Through Jazz Series, in which Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis spotlights the intricacies of America’s music in this educational concert.
Nduduzo Makhathini and Hamilton de Holanda
February 24-25, 2023
The Appel Room
South African pianist-composer Nduduzo Makhathini and Brazilian 10-string mandolin (bandolim) wizard Hamilton de Holanda share a bandstand for the first time. They’ll mix their respective traditions in a unique exploration of the diaspora of African musical culture, from the slave trade and colonization until the present day.
The Music of Toshiko Akiyoshi
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Lew Tabackin
March 10-11, 2023
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrate iconic pianist/composer and NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akoyshi, whose music combines swing, bebop, classical, and elements drawn from her Japanese heritage. Music directed by JLCO saxophonist Ted Nash with special guest saxophonist Lew Tabackin.
Rosa Passos with Kenny Barron and Ron Carter
March 24-25, 2023
The Appel Room
Legendary Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Rosa Passos returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time since her sold-out 2016 appearance. She is joined by NEA Jazz Master pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Ron Carter. Rounding out the performance is first-call Brazilian drummer Rafael Barata.
Family Concert: Who is Thad Jones?
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
March 25, 2023
This season’s spring family concert with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and music director Vincent Gardner explores the music of great trumpeter and groundbreaking bandleader Thad Jones in this hour-long concert for audiences of all ages.
March 31-April 1, 2023
Featuring a hand-picked ensemble of some of the greatest young talent in jazz today—including a number of Essentially Ellington alumni—this concert explores the international side of Duke Ellington. In the words of Wynton Marsalis, “Duke was out there in front, dealing with the world as a singular place.”
Tres Aguas & Music of Colombia
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with Elio Villafranca, Edmar Castañeda, and special guest Paquito D’Rivera
April 14-15, 2023
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Special Guest Paquito D’Rivera premiere a pair of exclusive JALC-commissioned pieces by two of jazz’s most prolific and insightful voices: Tres Aguas by Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, and Music of Colombia by Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda.
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling
April 21-22, 2023
The Appel Room
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates its 65th year with a once-in-a-lifetime concert event featuring Tony- and Grammy Award-winning NEA Jazz Master vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling, rising star saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, visionary pianist Christian Sands, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Clarence Penn.
Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez Centennial Celebration
Featuring Carlos Henriquez
May 5-6, 2023
Be there as Jazz at Lincoln Center honors the centennials of two greats: iconic timbalero-vibraphonist and gregarious Nuyorican bandleader Tito Puente—a pioneering figure in Latin Jazz—and his sometimes rival, San Juan-born vocalist-timbalero-bandleader Tito Rodriguez. These 1923 babies revolutionized the Latin dance scene of the 1950s and 1960s and changed the course of jazz. No musician is more qualified to re-interpret their music than Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist-composer-arranger Carlos Henriquez, who assembles an all-star band for the occasion.
Cécile McLorin Salvant
May 19-20, 2023
Grammy Award winner Cécile McLorin Salvant returns with her fifth appearance in the House of Swing, premiering a new collection of music that showcases her unique voice and sensibility.
The Jazz Ambassadors – Duke, Dizzy, and Brubeck
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
June 1-3, 2023
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis pays homage to three of America’s most influential jazz artists—Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck—who, along with their integrated bands, traveled the globe to perform as cultural ambassadors.
Etienne Charles’ Carnival: The Sound of a People
June 9-10, 2023
The Appel Room
Trinidad & Tobago’s world-famous Carnival celebration comes to The Appel Room courtesy of trumpeter, percussionist, and composer Etienne Charles. This high-energy spectacle seamlessly blends American jazz traditions with the thrilling sights and sounds of Trinidadian Carnival.