Program Archives

Eric Lewis
02/12/16

Eric Lewis’ career has circulated both in and out of jazz circles. Performing under his given name, he was an up-and-coming pianist who performed in the bands of Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones....

Christian McBride
02/04/16

Our host Christian McBride happens to be a rather talented bassist and composer, but he told us not to feature him unless it was something special. It so happens that he’s written a special work:...

Johnny O'Neal
01/20/16

Mezzrow is New York City's newest listening room: an intimate club for solo and duo performers where silence and attention are more than encouraged. It's a bit of a throwback, as is its Monday...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
01/14/16

Legendary trombonist and conch shell virtuoso Steve Turre brings a monster lineup to Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the 80th birthday of one of his influences, the late Rahsaan Roland Kirk....

01/09/16

Today’s finest pianists pay tribute to the Father of Stride Piano -- James P. Johnson. We’ll dig into the James P. Collection in Newark, New Jersey and then head to Dizzy’s for some solo piano...

Tootie Heath
12/28/15

Jazz Night In America is honored to celebrate the 80th birthday of drummer, bandleader, and force of nature Tootie Heath. He’s recorded with Coltrane, lead a band for fifty years, and...

Joey Alexander
12/23/15

Jazz Night in America explores jazz prodigies from different eras. We highlight 11-year-old pianist, Joey Alexander, whose first album came out this spring. 

12/18/15

To ring in the holiday season, Jazz Night in America spends the hour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing highlights from their holiday songbook. We cozy up with members...

12/11/15

In an era where the jazz standard songbook is ever expanding into the 21st century, The Ladybugs look back at the Disney catalogue. The Ladybugs are a young, band rooted in the vocal harmony jazz...

Wayne Horvitz
12/05/15

The keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz made his name in New York, but for over 20 years, he's been synonymous with his adopted hometown of Seattle. He's one of the key players of the town's...

11/28/15

Kenny Wheeler's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn left deep impressions on generations of musicians. Two such devotees — trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and...

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
11/14/15

There's a scene and community that's developed around after hours at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the club environment that's part of Jazz at Lincoln Center. It's driven by the programming of JALC's...

Marquis Hill
11/07/15

Trumpeter Marquis Hill has shot to international renown recently, especially after winning the Thelonious Monk Competition -- a sort of international Heisman Trophy for young jazz artists. But it...

Kamasi Washington
10/26/15

Saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington, 34, has been working on releasing his now three-CD, nearly three-hour, choir-and-strings-assisted album The Epic for the better part of five years now....

10/24/15

Arturo O'Farrill pays tribute to Afro-Cuban music and the collaborations that have helped this music grow and thrive, despite years of political tumult. "The Conversation Continues" the theme of...

Thelonious Monk
10/08/15

Jason Moran defies the constraints of history itself in this celebration of “the first pianist who made me want to be a pianist.” Using archival footage, interviews, and live music, Moran re-...

George Wein
10/01/15

“Impresario,” “jazz fanatic,” “producer,” and “musician” are just a few titles we can give to George Wein. The man who invented the jazz festival turns ninety this month and we’re toasting his...

Joe Temperley
09/17/15

The horn player who’s been the heart and soul of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra for the past quarter-century, Joe Temperley is now 85. His...

Wynton Marsalis
09/10/15

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis present music of the Americas through the lens of four pioneering giants of jazz.

(photo: Eric Delmar)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
08/31/15

Legendary trombonist and conch shell virtuoso Steve Turre brings a monster lineup to Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the 80th birthday of one of his influences, the late Rahsaan Roland Kirk....

Betty Carter
08/18/15

In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter,” an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic...

Max Roach
08/10/15

To say Max Roach was a bebop pioneer, or a paramount innovator of the drums, or a prominent social activist would be accurate. Yet these labels fall short of this American icon’s totality. One...

Tootie Heath
08/04/15

Jazz icon, Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath turned 80 on May 31st, and celebrated with a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The drummer is a part of The Heath Brothers, and host Christian...

Joey Alexander
07/29/15

Jazz Night in America explores jazz prodigies from different eras.  This week, we highlight 12-year-old pianist, Joey Alexander, whose first album came out this spring. 
 

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Simon Bolivar Big Band
07/24/15

Highlights from the Simon Bolivar Big Band performing for the first time at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The band is a student-based group, created in Venezuela in 2007 with the goal of promoting jazz...