Jazz at Lincoln Center is the world’s leading Jazz institution. Its theaters include the Rose Theater, Appel Room and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center May
Monk Con Clave by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Carlos Henriquez and featuring Pedrito Martinez is at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Fri-Sat, May 20-21, 2022 at 8pm. From $40. jazz.org 🇵🇷🇨🇺
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Organization
Jazz at Lincoln Center is a performing arts center and educational institution. The organization grew out of a summer concert series at Lincoln Center in 1987. It became an official part of Lincoln Center in 1991. The Jazz at Lincoln Center performing arts center opened in Time Warner Center in 2004.
The Center has three main stages:
- Rose Theater is a 1,233-seat concert hall purpose-built for jazz
- The Appel Room seats 427 in an amphitheater that looks out over Central Park
- Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is a jazz supper club that seats 140 and also looks out over Central Park. There is live music nightly. The gumbo is great.
Wynton Marsalis built the world’s leading jazz institution through his musicianship, determination and ability to tell the story of jazz. His appearances on PBS made Marsalis the world’s leading jazz spokesperson.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
The house band is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Every single one of the players is an all-star.
For his own bands and the orchestra, Marsalis chose as his bass player Carlos Henriquez, a Puerto Rican New Yorker from The Bronx who was a protégé of Tito Puente.
Henriquez is “New York City’s most important Latin jazz musician” (New York Latin Culture Magazine) because like his mentor, Carlos is completely fluid in both straight-ahead jazz and clave-based Latin jazz. Henriquez is a bridge. Strange, “puente” means bridge in Spanish.
It’s not literally a Latin orchestra, but as far as we are concerned, every Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert is a Latin jazz concert because of Henriquez. Wynton was clever to put a Latin in the bass, the bridge between the rhythm and melody sections. He keeps the Caribbean in the music.
Enjoying a Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert is a bucket list item for your New York life. They make Time Warner Center swing. If you ever notice the Center’s twin towers swaying back and forth, it’s because the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is in the house.
Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quintet reimagine Burt Bacharach for Jazz at Lincoln Center at Bryant Park in the Garment District on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 7pm. FREE 🇺🇸
Young Stars of Jazz play for Jazz at Lincoln Center at Bryant Park in the Garment District on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 7pm. FREE 🇺🇸
The Webop Virtual Family Jazz Party is streaming on demand at jazz.org/wfjp from June 26 – July 18, 2021. $10 (or pay what you can) 🇦🇷🇭🇹