2019–20 CONCERTS

Masters of Form: From Mingus to Monk
Fri, Apr 03
Rose Theater
Apr 03, 8:00 PM – Apr 04, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis invites you to experience some of the most masterfully structured pieces in the jazz canon, including works by Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and George Russell, plus the world premiere of Andy Farber's Usonian Structures.
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Mary Stallings and Freddy Cole with the Emmet Cohen Trio
Fri, Apr 17
The Appel Room
Apr 17, 7:00 PM – Apr 18, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Audiences will enjoy one of the most famous views in the city while Mary Stallings, Freddy Cole, and to-be- announced special guest vocalists sing their hearts out alongside Emmet Cohen’s piano trio, featuring Russell Hall and Kyle Poole.
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Sherman Irby’s Supernova
Thu, Apr 23
Rose Theater
Apr 23, 8:00 PM – Apr 25, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a gravity-defying exploration of the universe with the world premiere of his new commission.
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Art Blakey: The Legacy Continues
Fri, May 01
The Appel Room
May 01, 7:00 PM – May 02, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
The Art Blakey Festival kicks off with a reunion of elite alumni from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, led by Ralph Peterson—the only drummer ever to play in the band alongside the drum maestro himself.
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Art Blakey at 100
Fri, May 01
Rose Theater
May 01, 8:00 PM – May 02, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
In honor of Art Blakey’s centennial, Wynton Marsalis will celebrate his iconic jazz mentor with a handpicked group of young, up-and-coming jazz musicians.
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Joey DeFrancesco, Chris Potter, and Jeff "Tain" Watts
Fri, May 15
The Appel Room
May 15, 7:00 PM – May 16, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Witness the world premiere of a new all-star trio assembled exclusively for this Jazz at Lincoln Center performance.
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Bobby McFerrin
Fri, May 22
Rose Theater
May 22, 8:00 PM – May 23, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
With nothing more than a microphone, Bobby McFerrin delivers one of the most transcendent experiences in live music.
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Etienne Charles' Carnival: The Sound of a People
Fri, Jun 05
The Appel Room
Jun 05, 7:00 PM – Jun 06, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
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.
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Michael Feinstein's American Songbook: 10 Years of Jazz & Popular Song
Fri, Jun 05
Rose Theater
Jun 05, 8:00 PM – Jun 06, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Singer, entertainer, and “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” Michael Feinstein celebrates 10 years of his Jazz & Popular Song series with an all-star extravaganza.
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Ellington Masterpieces
Fri, Jun 12
Rose Theater
Jun 12, 8:00 PM – Jun 13, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis closes the concert season with an audience favorite: an all-Ellington evening of musical masterpieces.
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Ambrose Akinmusire with Tom Harrell & Jack DeJohnette
Fri, Mar 27
The Appel Room
Mar 27, 7:00 PM – Mar 28, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire creates distinctive and transportive original music. This performance is a rare opportunity to experience his banyan suite live in The Appel Room, featuring living legends Jack DeJohnette and Tom Harrell.
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Family Concert: Who is Dave Brubeck?
Sat, Mar 21
Rose Theater
Mar 21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
In our second and final Jazz for Young People concert of the season, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra shares the story of pianist and composer Dave Brubeck.
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The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn: Love and Liberation
Fri, Mar 06
The Appel Room
Mar 06, 7:00 PM – Mar 07, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Rising star vocalist Jazzmeia Horn believes everyone deserves to “express themselves fully, without fear or reservation”—and she’s here to lead by example.
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Branford Marsalis Quartet with Citizens of the Blues
Fri, Feb 28
Rose Theater
Feb 28, 8:00 PM – Feb 29, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
The premise of tonight’s show is simple: one of jazz’s longest-running bands playing extraordinary music like no one else. The multi-Grammy Award–winning Branford Marsalis Quartet will play music from the brand-new record, The Secrets Between the Shadow and the Soul.
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Herlin Riley Presents CUBANOLA: Sounds of Cuba and New Orleans
Fri, Feb 21
The Appel Room
Feb 21, 7:00 PM – Feb 22, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
New Orleans drummer extraordinaire Herlin Riley explores the ways in which Latin jazz intersects with the sounds of his hometown. Featuring Pedrito Martinez, Nicholas Payton, and Russell Hall.
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Dianne Reeves
Fri, Feb 14
Rose Theater
Feb 14, 8:00 PM – Feb 15, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves sets the mood for Valentine’s Day weekend, continuing a popular tradition at Jazz at Lincoln Center–now in its ninth year!
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Transformation with Glenn Close and Ted Nash
Thu, Jan 30
Rose Theater
Jan 30, 8:00 PM – Feb 01, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Tonight’s concert is the world premiere of Ted Nash's new work, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and award–winning actor Glenn Close.
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Spiritual Sounds and The Jazz Age
Fri, Jan 10
Rose Theater
Jan 10, 8:00 PM – Jan 11, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Tonight the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will revisit two of its most acclaimed originals: Victor Goines’ Untamed Elegance and Chris Crenshaw’s God’s Trombones.
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Big Band Holidays
Wed, Dec 18
Rose Theater
Dec 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – Dec 22, 2019, 2:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
It’s the most wonderful time of year in the House of Swing! The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and music director Marcus Printup continue a beloved New York tradition with Big Band Holidays.
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Steve Miller: Cannonball Adderley and the Blues
Fri, Dec 13
The Appel Room
Dec 13, 2019, 8:00 PM – Dec 14, 2019, 8:00 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum- selling singer/songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller continues his exploration of the blues.
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Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Fri, Dec 13
The Appel Room
Dec 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – Dec 14, 2019, 9:30 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
The Grammy Award–winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra blends the stylistic versatility of a big band with a New Orleans-style emphasis on groove and accessibility. They are joined by vocalist René Marie and keyboardist and vocalist Davell Crawford.
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The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis
Thu, Nov 21
Rose Theater
Nov 21, 2019, 8:00 PM – Nov 23, 2019, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, 70-piece gospel choir Chorale le Chateau under the direction of Damien L. Sneed, and Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts III, The Abyssinian Mass is a joyful celebration of togetherness and the human spirit.
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Chucho Valdés with Special Guest Chick Corea
Fri, Nov 15
Rose Theater
Nov 15, 2019, 8:00 PM – Nov 16, 2019, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Pianists Chucho Valdés and Chick Corea are two of the all-time greats, living legends as musically influential as ever. They have won more than 30 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards combined, while redefining modern music in the process. Tonight, they play together for the first time.
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ECM Records at 50: Jack DeJohnette, Vijay Iyer, and More
Fri, Nov 01
Rose Theater
Nov 01, 2019, 8:00 PM – Nov 02, 2019, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Tonight we celebrate 50 years of the monumentally influential ECM Records, rightfully called “one of the defining sound-worlds of the past half-century of recorded music” by the New Yorker.
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A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years and Counting
Fri, Oct 25
Rose Theater
Oct 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – Oct 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Sesame Street comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center for a swinging celebration of the show's 50th anniversary. See some of your favorite feathered and furry friends like Big Bird and Bert & Ernie sing classic Sesame Street songs along with the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis.
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Joe Lovano Universal Jazz Ensemble
Fri, Oct 18
The Appel Room
Oct 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – Oct 19, 2019, 7:00 PM
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023
On top of being one of the world’s best saxophonists, tenor titan Joe Lovano is also one of the most restlessly creative leaders in music. His new all-star septet debuts in The Appel Room.
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Family Concert: Who is Chick Corea?
Sat, Oct 05
Rose Theater
Oct 05, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Our Family Concerts are always a good time, and this fun afternoon show will entertain and inspire your family—whether you’re already jazz lovers, or perhaps simply wondering, “Who is Chick Corea?”
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Cécile McLorin Salvant: The Ogresse
Fri, Sep 27
Rose Theater
Sep 27, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sep 28, 2019, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
The Ogresse is a new musical journey created by vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. With its dark and romantic “fairytale-like” story, The Ogresse is a delightfully audacious addition to Salvant’s increasingly eclectic body of work.
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The South African Songbook: Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy
Thu, Sep 12
Rose Theater
Sep 12, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sep 14, 2019, 8:00 PM
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Top South African musicians join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to celebrate 25 years of democracy in South Africa.
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