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As a multifaceted organization, Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round schedule of performance, education, and broadcast events for audiences of all ages. Under the leadership of Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of events each season at its home in New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, nicknamed “The House of Swing,” and around the world.
Program Schedule | Spring 2014
April 4, 2014
Bill Frisell: Gershwin & Beyond
JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH SPECIAL
After decades at the forefront of jazz and new music, guitarist-composer Bill Frisell steps back to explore the roots of American songwriting. Accompanied by a trio of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, Frisell brings the music of Gershwin, Billings, Foster, and Ives to the stage of the Allen Room.
April 11, 2014
The Music of Gillespie & Puente
The vibrant sound of Latin jazz is rooted in the musical heritage of Dizzy Gillespie and Mambo King Tito Puente. Bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and drummer Ignacio Berroa. Selections include Manteca, Ran Kan Kan, Oye Como Va and more.
April 18, 2014
A Joe Henderson Birthday Celebration
Joe Henderson’s distinctive, lyrical tenor sax could embellish bop, blues, bossa nova, and his own big band sound. His friends and musical collaborators celebrate the man’s lifetime of invention. We feature pianist Renee Rosnes, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, and Chris Potter.
April 25, 2014
Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, she’s joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Terreon Gully.
May 2, 2014
Ahmad Jamal & Wynton Marsalis
How sweet it is when two of jazz's great minds get together! Pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal unites with JALC director Wynton Marsalis to play tunes from Jamal's rich and innovative catalogue – backed by his own quartet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
May 9, 2014
NEA Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman, and More!
The NEA Jazz Masters honors crystallize the spirit of jazz – veterans sharing the stage with keepers of the flame: stories in words and once-in-a-lifetime performances. Join us to honor these Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman, Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan, and Jimmy Owens.
May 16, 2014
Boundless creative spirit and master pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant-garde. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick joins them on acoustic piano for Matrix, Crystal Silence, and Tones for Joan’s Bones.
May 23, 2014
"The trombone comes the closest to the human voice with its bent pitches, scoops, and smears, and that very human quality is evident in everything that [James Weldon] Johnson wrote," says Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Chris Crenshaw. Crenshaw draws on his gospel roots to connect secular music to poetry in this sprawling suite based on the James Weldon Johnson poem.
May 30, 2014
MacArthur Grant recipient and master pianist Vijay Iyer makes his debut at the House of Swing. Bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore round out Iyer's critically acclaimed trio.
June 6, 2014
Eddie Palmieri Retrospective
La Perfecta – pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri’s first band – aptly describes his perfect mix of driving Afro-Cuban grooves and jazz rhythms. Palmieri takes the helm with two of his ensembles – the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet, in this high-octane retrospective, honoring his half century of music.
June 13, 2014
Fresh Sounds: Ted Nash & Victor Goines
JALC Orchestra members Ted Nash and Victor Goines present two newly commissioned works. Nash's Presidential Suite reflects on leadership and oratory with help from The Wire and Treme. Goines presents Crescent City, a musical journey through his hometown, New Orleans – joined by lifelong friend Branford Marsalis.
June 20, 2014
Re-Imagined: The Music of Herbie Hancock and Chick CoreaPianists Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are kindred spirits – imaginative composers who have fused and re-defined the sound of jazz. And we re-imagine works from both of their songbooks – the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with guest Bobby Hutcherson plays Hancock, while Manhattan Transfer with Jon Hendricks interprets Corea.
June 27, 2014
SFJazz Collective: The Music of Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder’s colorful palette and unforgettable melodies have inspired artists of all genres and generations. The innovating, energizing SF Jazz Collective takes on the challenge of the Wonder songbook. Miguel Zenon (alto), Mark Turner (tenor), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Stefon Harris (vibes), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass), and Eric Harland (drums) tackle Mon Cherie, Superstition, and Sir Duke.