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Unless you’re leafing through liner notes, vigorously taking notes in a jazz history class, or making the hang every night then its likely that your keep reading »

It’s pretty hard to walk away from a Christian McBride performance without having a good time. The Philadelphia-born artist with a style that blends old-school swing keep reading »

Over sixty years ago, Sun Ra organized his Arkestra as a conduit of his ever-changing devotion to sound, spirituality, and the mysterious effects of his music on audiences around the world. Now, nearly 100 years after his birth, the Sun Ra Arkestra is coming together again this weekend under the direction of saxophonist and original Arkestra member Marshall Allen to pay tribute to some of Sun Ra’s compositions and his legacy at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Coming up on Coltrane’s Birthday, Monday, Sept. 23rd, Revive Music and Jazz at Lincoln Center partner to premiere a joint celebration featuring Marcus Strickland Quartet keep reading »

For their Jazz at Lincoln Center debut, the renowned Bad Plus trio will be performing for two nights on 4/12 & 4/13 accompanied by one of the leading contemporary jazz guitarists, Bill Frisell. The best part: we’ve got an opportunity for you to win tickets to the show!

Fresh off of her Grammy-award winning ‘Mosaic Project,’ Terri Lyne Carrington went straight back into the studio to create another project of equal quality and substance. ‘Money Jungle’ was originally recorded in 1962 by Duke Ellington, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Just over 50 years later Carrington brings back the raw tension evoked by Ellington, Roach, and Mingus with her own trio filled out by Christian McBride and Gerald Clayton and featuring additional guests Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Tia Fuller, and more. Check out what Carrington had to say about the record before you see her perform it at Dizzy’s this week!

Paquito. The Paq-Man. Paqmaninov. As we continued to exchange the familiar emails back and forth trying to match my schedule with that of the ten-time Grammy-Award-winning musician, it occurred to me that with every unique sign-off Paquito D’Rivera chose, he was bringing to my attention — whether intended or not — the complexity of his own career. Becoming renowned for his work with Latin music, jazz music, classical music, and everything in between is something that we must cherish for what it is: an unbridled and almost lustful pursuit of satisfying his musical urges, no matter where they may lie.

Charlie Parker with Strings was a game-changer in the meeting of popular music and jazz. Ultimately the best selling record during Bird’s lifetime, the combination of lush orchestrations with the contemporary jazz improvisation Parker championed was a hit with audiences. “I was looking for new ways to say thing musically. New sound combinations,” Parker explained. With the help of record producer Norman Granz, the new sound combinations took form by the late 1940s and triggered a domino effect of other artists recording similar instrumentations. Paquito D’Rivera will now follow in the steps of Charlie Parker with a special performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center and we’ve got tickets for you!

In collaboration with our Okayplayer brethren, we’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Best of Blue Note Jazz Festival on November 16th as well as a prize pack of CDs from Blue Note artists whose work is being featured: McCoy Tyner (The Real McCoy), Joe Henderson (Mode For Joe), Wayne Shorter (Speak No Evil), Sonny Clark (Cool Strettin’), Kenny Dorham (Uno Mas), Lee Morgan (Cornbread), Lou Donaldson (Blues Walk), Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Free For All), Herbie Hancock (Inventions And Dimensions), and Horace Silver (6 Pieces Of Silver).

If you rack up the purchases on your Mastercard, Jazz at Lincoln Center is inviting you to participate in an exclusive Pre-Sale for their 2012-2013 season. Check out just a few of the exciting upcoming performances you can grab a seat to below.