Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center: This Month at Jazz

Celebrate Monk with Herlin Riley!

Thelonious Monk Festival
Apr 6–7
7pm & 9:30pm
The Appel Room

Herlin Riley and friends are bringing New Orleans flair to our third annual Monk Festival this month. Joining him will be pianists Eric "ELEW" Lewis, NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, and Isaiah J. Thompson; vibraphonist Joel Ross; tenor saxophonist Todd Williams; bassist Reginald Veal; Cuban percussion genius Pedrito Martinez; and vocalist Melanie Charles. This is a group that knows how to have a seriously good time, so don't miss your chance to see them pay tribute to a jazz legend!

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Out now: United We Swing!

Thank you for making the release of the Wynton Marsalis Septet's star-studded new record such a success! Allmusic.com says it's the "generous artistic connectivity on display throughout United We Swing that makes it such a joyous experience." Be one of the next 50 orders at our webstore and get a free, United We Swing lapel pin!

Get our Record Store Day Exclusive!

On April 21, participate in Record Store Day 2018 and pick up a limited-edition vinyl picture disc from the Wynton Marsalis Septet! With the never-before-heard "Night Life" featuring Willie Nelson on one side and "I'm Gonna Find Another You" featuring John Mayer on the other, this limited-edition exclusive supports both Jazz at Lincoln Center and your local indie record store!

Corea Plays Monk

Thelonious Monk Festival
Apr 5–7
Rose Theater

For the first time, Chick Corea and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis are joining forces to celebrate the work of Thelonious Monk. The band's brilliant arrangers have crafted inspired new versions of these classics to go along with Corea's masterful, original take on Monk's harmonies. Together they'll demonstrate why this repertoire is a definitive platform for thoughtful improvisation and high quality jazz.

Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie

Apr 26–28
Rose Theater

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will play tunes by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, including a full performance of Ellington's groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. 

30th Anniversary Gala Concert

Apr 18
Rose Theater

Hosted by Glenn Close, the Jazz at Lincoln Center 2018 Gala celebrates our milestone 30th anniversary and showcases the depth, beauty, and diversity of jazz as an art form. Our 30th Anniversary Gala is anchored by New York’s House Band—the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis—and features some of the greatest living jazz vocalists and instrumentalists, including Jon Batiste, Dianne Reeves, Joey Alexander, Jimmy Heath, Paquito D’Rivera, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, and Marcus Roberts. 


Swing University Spring Term

Begins Apr 2

Swing University is our higher education program will help you become a better listener. Our talented faculty will introduce you to sounds new and classic, illuminating the music’s history and placing it within a modern context. Become a jazz expert with fun, informal classes such as: Monk’s Mood: The Life of Thelonious Monk, Jazz 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Jazz, High Priestess of Soul: Nina Simone, and Jazz 301: An Expert’s Guide to Jazz.

Free Listening Party
Solography: The Art of Finding the Soloists

Apr 20
Varis Leichtman Studio

Jan Evensmo, the leading scholar on solography, will join us in a panel discussion with Phil Schaap, Jon Faddis and Joel Wenhardt. This evening, we will explore the art of solography, determining who takes solos on Jazz records. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Member Appreciation Night

May 18

In honor of our annual Member Appreciation Night, members save 25% on Celebrating Ornette Coleman tickets for the Friday, May 18 performance. Join today to gain access to open sound check, an exclusive pre-concert reception featuring local restaurant tastings, and year-round benefits.


Lew Tabackin Trio with special guest Randy Brecker

Apr 3–4
7:30pm & 9:30pm
DIzzy's Club Coca-Cola

Award-winning saxophonist, flutist, and bandleader Lew Tabackin is an extraordinary musician dedicated to showing the full range of possibilities on his instrument—melodically, rhythmically, and dynamically. For these performances he'll be joined by Randy Brecker, Mark Taylor & Yasushi Nakamura.

Christian McBride’s New Jawn

Apr 10–15
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Join us for bassist Christian McBride's New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as his “new joint.” This unique two-horns, no-piano lineup includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits, and Marcus Strickland. Don't miss your chance to catch this ensemble at Dizzy's! 

Joe Locke: "Subtle Disguise"

Apr 26–29
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Vibraphonist Joe Locke presents his latest project, “Subtle Disguise,” featuring the outstanding core band of pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Lorin Cohen, and drummer Samvel Sarkisyan, with additional special guests for the final two nights.

DID YOU KNOW? Jazz at Lincoln Center members get a Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola discount of $10 off two covers, Mon–Wed (savings of up to $20 each visit). Become a member today.


Corea Plays Monk

Apr 5, 8pm EDT

Chick Corea has provided the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with a list of his favorite Monk compositions, and the band's brilliant arrangers have crafted inspired new versions of these classics.

Thelonious Monk Himself with Helen Sung

Apr 8, 7:30 & 9:30pm EDT

Pianist and composer Helen Sung draws from vocalist Carmen McRae’s legendary Carmen Sings Monk album. Featuring saxophonist John Ellis, bassist George DeLancey, and drummer Donald Edwards, with special guest vocalist Catherine Russell.

Monday Nights with WBGO: Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Tootie Heath

Apr 16, 7:30 & 9:30pm EDT

Featuring special guest drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, pianist/band-leader Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall.


New York City Opera: L’amore dei Tre Re

Apr 12–15
7:30pm, 2pm, 4pm
Rose Theater

ADC & Teachers College Inaugural Gala 
feat.  Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis and Randy Jackson

Apr 14
The Appel Room

Lynda Carter: 
Red, Rock, 'n Blues

Apr 20–21
The Appel Room


BAM Presents Jazz Epistles

Apr 18–19
BAM Howard Gillman Opera House

Superstar pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, a revered figure in jazz for over six decades, comes to BAM for two nights only to commemorate “South Africa’s greatest bebop band of all time” (NPR). 

Pharoah Sanders

Apr 19
(le) poisson rouge  

Free jazz icon and Coltrane collaborator Pharoah Sanders comes to LPR on April 19th, channeling his hallmark unrestrained passion through the more cerebral avenues of his later works.

Chamber Music Society presents New Music

Apr 26
Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio 

Pianist Gloria Chien and the Schumann Quartet perform works by Helena Winkelman, Timo Andres, Hans Werner Henze, Augusta Read Thomas, and Arvo Pärt.

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