Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2024-25 Season of World Premiere Commissions and Unique Collaborations

New York, NY (April 2, 2024) — Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis proudly announce the organization’s 37th season of concerts and the 20th anniversary of the home of JALC, Frederick P. Rose Hall, colloquially known as The House of Swing, which houses Rose Theater, The Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club. The 2024-25 season features JALC‘s customary mix of thematic concerts presenting the forward-thinking composers, virtuosic improvisers, and ingenious conceptualists that populate the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in collaboration with noted guest artists, and appearances by major figures in jazz and its related genres.

The leitmotif of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2024-25 season is a celebration of integration. The concerts acknowledge and honor the diverse backgrounds of the brilliant master practitioners who established and developed the sound of jazz from its origins to the present day. The net effect is a testimony to the power of jazz to illuminate the multiracial democratic ideals of America, bridging generational, ethnic, and cultural divides.

“Segregation marred the early presentation of jazz, which is a hybrid music with many tributaries, and its legacy still remains with us,” Marsalis says. “Since we started Jazz at Lincoln Center, we’ve never segregated ourselves from any form or era of music. We’re reaffirming that by programming the music according to its aesthetic value, not some social equation that has landed us where we are now as a country, as if racism and segregation had never existed within it – even though we know it did and does. We want to realize more aspects of what jazz is and not constantly try to ask it to be what it is not. Our music has always brought people together. We’ve come a long way, though we still have a long way to go.”

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 37th season, which runs from September 19, 2024, to June 14, 2025, features programs and events throughout The House of Swing, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY. In addition to 24 unique concerts at the 1233-seat Rose Theater, seven concerts at the 467-seat Appel Room, and more than 350 nights of music at Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers webcast performances, in-person and virtual education programs, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2024-25 season concert schedule is available on .

“The entire season is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Frederick P. Rose Hall,” Marsalis says. “Over those 20 years, thousands of musicians, representing all communities of jazz, have performed under the Jazz at Lincoln Center banner.”

On the 20th anniversary of Frederick P. Rose Hall, 2024 Grammy Award winner Bryan Carter leads his 30+ piece Jazz at Pride Orchestra for the world premiere of Rustin in Renaissance (The Appel Room, October 18-19, 2024). Originally planned for the 2023-24 season, this multidisciplinary celebration of the life and times of Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), who organized the March on Washington in 1963, honors his impact on civil rights, economic justice, and music history through a captivating program that reflects his work as a key advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an effective international practitioner of Gandhian pacifism, and a talented singer and recording artist.

That same weekend, Rubén Blades with Boca Livre & Editus Ensemble (October 18 – 19, 2024) features Panamanian legend Rubén Blades delighting audiences with his multi-lingual mastery of phrasing and song interpretation. His iconic expression strikes every chord from subtle and understated to warm and exuberant. For this Rose Theater performance, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, composer, and activist reveals dimensions of his music he hasn’t shared in 20 years. Integrating Brazilian harmony alongside Boca Livre and a classical approach to salsa alongside Costa Rica’s Editus, Blades proffers a fresh take on his signature Afro-Cuban sound. Rubén Blades with Boca Livre & Editus Ensemble is co-presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

As the 2024-25 season progresses at The House of Swing, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – an ensemble of 15 virtuoso instrumentalists, unique soloists, composers, arrangers, and educators whose mandate is to coalesce and animate an unprecedented variety of styles and genres – demonstrates with characteristic flair and authority Marsalis’s abiding conviction that jazz from every era is grist for contemporary expression. Towards that aspiration, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs ten unique concerts throughout the season in Frederick P. Rose Hall that span the history of jazz, decade by decade, from the 1920s until the present.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra launches JALC‘s 2024-25 season at Rose Theater with Hot Jazz and Swing (September 19-21, 2024). Music director Loren Schoenberg guides the orchestra through works identified with key bands of the 1920s and ’30s, from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington to Xavier Cugat and Paul Whiteman.

The nascent years of jazz are also the subject of Jazz Americana (February 7-8, 2025). Music-directed by Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra navigates the various tributaries of American Roots music. In keeping with its long-standing practice, the JLCO and commissioned arrangers address choice cuts from the blues, gospel, country, and bluegrass genres and seminal recordings by New Orleans emigres Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings that established much of early jazz vocabulary, as well as Duke Ellington‘s New Orleans-influenced music of the 1920s.

Only two decades after the first jazz recordings spread its message around the world, pathbreaking avatars Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Tadd Dameron, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet, and, of course, Charlie Parker, were developing the harmonically and rhythmically advanced concepts of bebop that remain at the core of contemporary jazz expression. Their thrilling, kinetic works are the subject of Bebop Revolution (November 8-9, 2024), in which the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, music directed by JLCO trombonist Vincent Gardner, toggles between big band and combo configurations.

The “cool” component of Cool School & Hard Bop (January 16-18, 2025), which integrates small group and big band music, addresses primarily arrangements of compositions by Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, George Shearing, Bud Powell, and John Carisi that appeared on 11 recordings made in 1949 and 1950 by the Miles Davis Nonet. The pieces, which foreshadowed a widespread 1950s jazz sensibility that retained bebop’s depth of harmony and complete musicianship while smoothing out the rhythmic line, were collated into an album titled Birth of the Cool in 1957. Of the endeavor, Stanley Crouch wrote, “The mutual attempt to consciously draw upon the evolving blues- and swing-based [Black] American tradition as well as the art music of Europe was new; it was a kind of integration devoutly to be wished by many Americans, in and out of music.” Music directed by JLCO alto saxophonist Sherman Irby and pianist Joe Block, the program shows that the cool and hard bop categories were fluid, as is apparent in the creative tension in the Modern Jazz Quartet, co-led by Lewis and soulful vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and the decidedly hot sound put forth by mid-‘50s groups like the Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane, the Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet, the Horace Silver-Art Blakey edition of the Jazz Messengers, and the fierce 1959-1961 iterations of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with trumpeter Lee Morgan that highlighted compositions by tenor saxophonists Benny Golson and Wayne Shorter.

Wayne Shorter‘s compositions for Weather Report, which he co-founded with keyboard wizard Joe Zawinul in 1971, also factor into The JLCO Plays the ’70s (May 29-31, 2025). Mirroring the sonic sprawl of that artistically eclectic era, the program, music-directed by JLCO saxophonist Ted Nash, includes new arrangements of music associated with iconic recordings by Betty Carter; Dexter Gordon; Woody Shaw, and Don Ellis; Chick Corea; the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra; the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Orchestra; Charles Mingus; Ornette Coleman; Duke Ellington; and jazz-adjacent pieces by James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and the Fania All-Stars.

Several concerts denote Jazz at Lincoln Center’s commitment to the music of its own time. Contemporary Jazz Masterpieces (music from the ’90s and aughts) (April 25-26, 2025), features music by, among others, Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Haden, Terence Blanchard, Pat Metheny, and Mulgrew Miller, arranged by JLCO’s multi-talented personnel.

The substantial contributions of the world-class improvisers, composers, and arrangers of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to the contemporary soundtrack is the subject of Best of the JLCO (June 13-14, 2025). Music directed by Wynton Marsalis and featuring his select pieces, the climactic concert of the 2024-25 season also showcases works by veteran band members Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Carlos Henriquez, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Dan Nimmer, and Marcus Printup, who have broadened and enriched its vast book of music over the past two decades.

Throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center‘s second annual Unity Jazz Festival (January 10-11, 2025) presents a host of contemporary bands representing a 360-degree spectrum of 21st century jazz and jazz-adjacent approaches.

Another long-standing member of JALC’s extended family, master clarinetist-saxophonist-composer Paquito D’Rivera presents a retrospective of his luminous career at Rose Theater: Paquito D’Rivera: 70+ Years in Music (April 18-19, 2025). A native of Havana, Cuba, where he developed his exemplary musicianship, and a U.S. resident since 1980, D’Rivera is perhaps the foremost living exponent of coalescing the musical dialects of the New World with jazz and classical music. An alumnus of Dizzy Gillespie‘s Pan-American-oriented United Nations Orchestra during the 1980s, D’Rivera, 76, will render the multiple dialects he’s mastered along the way with idiomatic clarity and creative spirit. Joining the maestro and his long-standing quintet (trumpeter Diego Urcola, pianist Alex Brown, bassist Oscar Stagnaro, and drummer Eric Doob) are special guests Chucho Valdés (with whom D’Rivera played in Irakere, the Cuban super-group, during the ’70s); Colombian harp maestro Edmar Casteñeda; the great Italian jazz singer Roberta Gambarini; guitarist Yotam Silberstein; Héctor del Curto on bandoneon; Roberto Vizcaino on percussion; Victor Provost on steel pan; and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

Kingston, Jamaica-born pianist Monty Alexander, a close friend of JALC, observes his 80th birthday at Rose Theater (January 24-25, 2025). Alexander traces the different phases of his storied career, wherein he’s continually explored the intersection of Jamaica’s various popular and folk music idioms with American jazz. The chronology begins with Alexander‘s early involvement with mento (Jamaica’s calypso music) and with its cross-pollination with New Orleans rhythm-and-blues during the early years of ska and reggae; his development into one of the foremost practitioners of swinging American jazz; and his incorporation of steel pan as he integrated the rhythms that animate both dialects in the groups Ivory and Steel and Kingston Express. Alexander convenes a world-class ensemble, including master New Orleans drummer and JLCO alumnus Herlin Riley, and many others.

Jump In The Line! Celebrating Harry Belafonte with René Marie (October 25-26, 2024) is the charismatic singer’s homage to the iconic Jamaica-born calypsonian-actor-political activist (1927-2023) who staked his money and his life on the front line of the civil rights movement’s struggles for racial integration during the 1950s and ’60s. For this two-night run at The Appel Room, she presents a stellar septet including trombonist and JLCO alumnus Wycliffe Gordon and trumpeter Etienne Charles, who has arranged a cohort of Belafonte’s most beloved calypso hits, curated to engage the hearts and minds of both his long-time fans and more recent admirers.

Some of today’s best-and-brightest young jazzfolk deliver their inspired take on Dave and Iola Brubeck’s iconic jazz musical The Real Ambassadors: The Untold Story, albeit with some never-before-heard stories, presented in partnership with the Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Brubeck Family (April 4-5, 2025). The groundbreaking 1962 album, featuring Louis Armstrong, addressed the then-contemporaneous struggle for integration at the height of America’s civil rights movement. An activist for social justice throughout his career, Brubeck canceled a 25-date tour of colleges and universities across the American South after 22 schools had refused to allow his Black bassist Eugene Wright to perform. This new take on the classic program will feature many rising stars familiar to Jazz at Lincoln Center audiences, along with Grammy-nominated trombonist and composer Chris Brubeck (Brubeck Brothers Quartet). Joining the program are trumpeter Alphonso Horne; vocalists Shenel Johns, Vuyo Sotashe, C. Anthony Bryant, and 2024 Grammy Award-winner Nicole Zuraitis; pianist and arranger Chris Pattishall; Camille Thurman on saxophone and vocals; Endea Owens on bass; music director Jake Goldblas on drums; and award-winning actor Daniel J. Watts serving as narrator and host.

Perhaps the most beloved institution at The House of Swing is Big Band Holidays (December 18-22, 2024), in which the JLCO swings a choice selection of Christmas music arranged by band personnel. For this year’s 34th annual celebration, music directed by Chris Crenshaw, rising star singers Ekep Nkwelle and Robbie Lee front the band on an extended run (December 18-22, 2024).

Dianne Reeves: With Love features the luminous five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves at Rose Theater (February 14-15, 2024), presenting her annual celebration of that mysterious force called love – fulfilled, unrequited, and spiritual. Revealing an approach to melody and phrasing as skilled as it is spontaneous, the supreme vocalist and expert song interpreter shares songs of rapture and anguish, of romance and heartbreak, delivering cherished standards and surprise repertoire.

Charismatic clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen celebrates her 50th birthday at The Appel Room (March 14-15, 2025). Cohen convenes a flexible tentet that includes cello, accordion, and (her brothers) trumpeter Avishai Cohen and saxophonist Yuval Cohen, configured in various sizes, performing charts that facilitate her compelling, authoritative stories in mainstem jazz from Benny Goodman to post-bop, and including klezmer, chamber, rock, choro, and other Brazilian idioms.

Virtuoso tenor saxophonist-composer Joshua Redman, a household name in jazz since he launched his career in the mid-‘90s, returns to Rose Theater with the Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa (November 15-16, 2024). This new project marks the first time that Redman, an unsurpassed melodist, has collaborated with a vocalist. Cavassa is a New Orleans-based rising star, who, Redman says, “has an expressive quality and an intimacy and a vulnerability in her sound that is singularly captivating.” Performing material from his latest album where are we, his first on the venerable Blue Note label, the band marches across the United States, asking us to take a critical examination of what we find: “where are we is a meditation on the power and importance of place — the unique human beauty created when we locate ourselves in shared physical spaces together with others; the loss, anomie, and angst suffered when we divide ourselves unnaturally and unjustly apart,” says Redman. Selections include Coltrane’s “Alabama,” Betty Carter’s “New England,” and “Chicago Blues,” a nod to Count Basie and Jimmie Rushing’s classic “Goin’ to Chicago,” and the Redman original “After Minneapolis (face toward mourning).”

In Christian McBride and Friends featuring Benny Green & Gregory Hutchinson (May 2-3, 2025, Rose Theater), eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, and imaginative band leader Christian McBride leads his world-renowned trio in tribute to pathbreaking bassist Ray Brown (1926-2002). Fellow Ray Brown mentees Benny Green and Greg Hutchinson join McBride in Rose Theater to perform with foundational clarity, high energy, and their signature hard-swinging feel, interpreting selections from Brown’s illustrious career, including his pivotal associations with Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. From the mid-1970s until his death, Brown led numerous bands, including, during the mid-90s, his trio with Green and Hutchinson, and Super-Bass, his trio with bassists McBride and John Clayton. (McBride recorded four albums with Green’s popular trio between 1991 and 1994.) The second set spotlights McBride’s new quintet, featuring emerging jazz players meticulously selected by McBride himself, comprising Nicole Glover, Ely Perlman, Mike King, and Savannah Harris, performing original works.

Blues Jam (February 21-22, 2025) celebrates modern legends of the blues. Familiar names, new faces, and surprise guests stack the stage at Rose Theater, delivering nimble finger picking, bold vocals, and a deep and down-home pocket. The evening-long jam sessions feature rotating ensembles comprising blues heroes and the new generation of expert practitioners and songwriters who keep this beloved tradition shuffling into the future.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs the fourth annual edition of its popular Journey Through Jazz concerts, presented in The Appel Room and digitally captured for wider distribution. Journey Through Jazz Series VI (November 22-23, 2024) features music direction from JLCO bassist Carlos Henriquez and focuses on the coalescing of Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies into the mainstream of jazz expression in the aftermath of the Second World War. The repertoire may include Chico O’Farrill’s “Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite,” Mario Bauzá‘s “Tanga,” and more from the Latin jazz cannon.

Music directed by JLCO pianist Dan Nimmer, Journey Through Jazz Series VII (February 28-March 1, 2025) addresses the evolution of combo swing from the Great Depression through the Second World War. Joined by vocalists to be announced, the Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will subdivide into different configurations to perform fresh, idiomatic interpretations of repertoire associated with the Benny Goodman Trio and Quartet, various small groups led by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, and various all-star aggregations billed as Jazz at the Philharmonic, which Norman Granz debuted in 1944 and continued to produce on an international scale into the 1970s.

In sum, the 2024-25 season showcases a distinguished cast of characters who fully embody Jazz at Lincoln Center‘s self-imposed challenge to represent the highest aspirations of jazz. Marsalis sums up: “We celebrate the masters, whose music, philosophy, and spirit of mentorship continue to influence everything we do as an organization, and we create opportunities for you to enjoy the next stellar generation of musicians.”


Jazz at Lincoln Center serves the largest jazz education program network in the world. Its initiatives build on the organization’s 37-year history of promoting education in jazz performance and appreciation. These programs reach all populations, from infants to seniors, and advance JALC’s belief that jazz education is for all – regardless of experience, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

The goal of each program is for participants to learn the communal history of jazz in a sociopolitical context, receive guidance on better communication of personal objectives while maintaining balance in a group, and gain awareness of the mission of jazz musicians today – building on the aspirational foundation laid down by earlier generations.

With the lodestar composer, pianist, and orchestra leader Duke Ellington as a foundational guide, Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to produce an extensive range of educational and advocacy programs for all ages, not only on the campus of The House of Swing, but through outreach to thousands of public and private schools across the United States that serve a broad cross-section of American children and teenagers. “We have a lot of work to do, in all of our schools, teaching our kids how to listen and identify excellence,” Marsalis says.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Jazz at Lincoln Center‘s signature education program, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE), takes place on May 8-10, 2025. During this banner year, the program continues to spread the message of Duke Ellington’s music, leadership, and collective orientation, providing six free transcriptions of original Duke Ellington recordings – along with four original transcriptions of Gerry Mulligan‘s music – to high school ensembles across thousands of schools and community bands in 58 countries. In addition to sheet music, the program also provides rehearsal guides, original recordings, professional instruction, and more, free of charge to member schools. The popular Regional EE Festivals return in 27 locations across the United States, in addition to two in Australia.

The family-oriented Jazz for Young People concerts, held live and in-person in Rose Theater, have been a Jazz at Lincoln Center mainstay since the early 1990s. The 2024-25 season events are What is the Jazz Age?, hosted by Catherine Russell (October 25-26, 2024); and Who is Gerry Mulligan?, featuring the Future of Jazz Orchestra (April 4-5, 2024).

Other highlights of the 2024-25 Education season include:

· Swing University, an online program that serves a global jazz community with jazz appreciation classes on a wide variety of topics during summer, fall, winter, and spring terms.

· WeBop, an interactive program for families with children ages 8 months to 7 years old, hosting in-person classes beginning in October 2024.

· Let Freedom Swing, in-school educational concert programs focused on history, civics, and social justice, held as in-person concerts in schools across New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami, London (UK), and at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR.

· 4th Jack Rudin Jazz Championship, an invitational for 10 collegiate jazz bands takes place at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 12-13, 2025.

· The award-winning Middle School and High School Jazz Academies.

· A Closer Listen, a free virtual program featuring jazz experts and enthusiasts holding in-depth discussions on jazz works.


The vast majority of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2024-25 season concerts – and many sets from Dizzy’s Club – will be broadcast in real time on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s subscription streaming service JazzLive, which can be accessed via smart TV, mobile device, and desktop platforms. Learn more at

Blue Engine Publishing continues to release more compositions and arrangements by JLCO members and Wynton Marsalis from the library of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Blue Engine Records

Throughout the 2024-25 season, Blue Engine Records – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house label – continues to issue both new and archival releases via streaming and physical formats. These include music featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as well as releases from emerging jazz stars. Certain season concerts will also be made available shortly after their performance dates as streaming recordings, in an effort to keep jazz lovers around the world abreast of happenings at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Jazz at Lincoln Center and JLCO Touring Throughout the summer of 2024, Jazz at Lincoln Center builds upon its successful outdoor concert initiatives from the summer of 2021 and continue to create collaborative concert events through September with organizations throughout New York City and environs beyond, with MoCA Westport, Caramoor, Times Square Alliance, Lincoln Center, and more.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, which, Marsalis has observed, “might be the most flexible and all-encompassing ensemble in the history of our music,” tours extensively throughout the 2024-25 season, revisiting symphonic works from Marsalis’s distinguished corpus, presenting new commissions, and delving into JALC’s vast book of modern jazz arrangements.

The orchestra collaborates with various organizations in the United States and abroad to perform Marsalis’s large-scale works and engage in residency activities.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis undertakes its fourth residency in eight years in Chautauqua, New York (August 17-23, 2024), with two performances of Wynton Marsalis’s All Rise, and 10 education events and lectures. During the summer of 2024, JLCO performs in Binghamton, NY; Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA; and Skaneateles, NY.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tours in China and Taiwan (October 8-November 4, 2024), featuring performances of Wynton Marsalis’s The Jungle in Shanghai, conducted by Long Yu.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center tours Big Band Holidays with singers Ekep Nkwelle and Robbie Lee and Music Director Chris Crenshaw (December 1-15, 2024).

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tours the Midwestern United States (January 21-February 2, 2025).

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tours Europe (March 10-April 5, 2025), featuring performances of Marsalis’s The Jungle.

Dizzy’s Club

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s world-renowned Dizzy’s Club, one of the three main performance venues at Frederick P. Rose Hall, produces world-class jazz performances nightly, often reflecting and augmenting the programming in Rose Theater and The Appel Room.

Throughout the opening months of the 2024-25 season, performances include a Dizzy Gillespie Birthday Celebration led by trumpeter Jon Faddis on the 20th anniversary of The House of Swing; Herlin Riley‘s now annual Thanksgiving week run; Ulysses Owens, Jr. Big Band; and the cabaret-oriented Songbook Sundays series. Dizzy’s iconic Thursday-Saturday evening Late Night Sessions, featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz, continues. The club also launches a new Big Band Mondays series on August 5 featuring the Ted Nash Big Band.

Health and Safety Guidelines

We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community. We very much look forward to welcoming you to The House of Swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall this season and are committed to employing all measures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our artists and staff. Learn more about our health and safety guidelines at

Ticket Information

Current Jazz at Lincoln Center subscribers are invited to explore our TAKE 3,4,5 package or Create Your Own subscription for all Rose Theater and Appel Room concerts and enjoy 10% off single ticket prices. The TAKE 3,4,5 package allows subscribers to create a custom concert package of three or more performances across the season, personalized to individual interests and schedules, across both venues.

Current subscribers with a fixed seat package from a previous season enjoy a 15% discount off single ticket prices through a Create Your Own Subscription, and all other subscribers who create their own series receive a 10% discount off single ticket prices in addition to all other subscriber benefits.

In order to preserve the best seats, current subscribers can take advantage of a priority period beginning today through Friday May 17, 2024 before single sale tickets go on sale to the general public on June 18, 2024.

Becoming a subscriber is the best way to get the best seats at the guaranteed best prices for the entire season, as single ticket prices will increase based on demand as concerts approach. Subscribers also have the benefit of utilizing free, unlimited ticket exchanges to manage their schedule.

For more information on 2024-25 season subscriptions, please call the Subscription Services hotline at 212-258-9999, e-mail, or visit

Membership Discount

Jazz at Lincoln Center offers a robust Membership program with a wide array of benefits, including deep discounts on concert tickets. Jazz at Lincoln Center memberships start at $100.00 and members receive VIP single ticket pre-sale access and discounted tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center-produced concerts in Rose Theater and The Appel Room on the day of the event. Tickets must be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office or online beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the performance day or by calling the membership phone line. Members must show their valid membership card or log in to using their account credentials to receive this discount. Subject to availability. Learn more and sign up at

VIP single ticket pre-sale for donors, members, and subscribers will be available starting Tuesday, June 11, 2024. To access single tickets before the general public, become a Jazz at Lincoln Center member by June 18, 2024.


Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $30 and up dependent upon seating section, except as noted below:

Jazz for Young People® tickets in Rose Theater are $10, $20 and $25.

Ticket prices for The Appel Room are $55 and up, dependent on seating section for the 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sets, and $45 and up, depending upon seating section for the 9:00 p.m. set on Saturday.

Ticket prices for Dizzy’s Club start at $30, depending on the seating section and the day of the week the performance takes place.

Note: Hot Seats – $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Family Concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room – are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Hot Seats are available only in person at the Box Office, with a maximum of two tickets per person. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Performance times for both Rose Theater and The Appel Room have changed in the 2024-25 season. Unless otherwise noted, Rose Theater performances will have a 7:30 p.m. start time.

The Appel Room performances on Fridays are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The Appel Room performances on Saturdays feature a 2:00 p.m. matinee and an evening performance at 7:00 p.m.

*Please note that a $3.50 Jazz at Lincoln Center Facility Fee applies to ALL ticket purchases, with the exception of $10 Hot Seats. A $7 handling fee also applies when purchasing tickets from CenterCharge or when purchasing tickets online via

All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor.

Box Office hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. noon to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Single tickets go on sale June 18, 2024.

A very special thanks to Jody and John Arnhold for their extraordinary support of Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center is provided by America’s Cultural Treasures, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Leadership support is also provided by Dalio Philanthropies; Howard Gilman Foundation, Inc.; the Estate of Robert Menschel; and Mellody Hobson and George Lucas.

Leadership support for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is provided by Michele and Mark Mandel; the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation; and the Zou Family Fund.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season is provided by Lynne and Richard Pasculano.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
The Movado Group Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Nike, and the Coca-Cola Company. The Movado Group Foundation is The Official Timekeeper of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Artists, schedules, and venues are subject to change.


Hot Jazz & Swing: The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
September 19–21, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis welcomes audiences back to The House of Swing for the 2024-25 season with revitalized arrangements of classic 1920s and 30s tunes, with music direction by saxophonist, composer, and award-winning scholar Loren Schoenberg.

Bryan Carter’s “Rustin in Renaissance”
October 18–19, 2024
Friday night sets are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday sets are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Appel Room
Join 2024 Grammy and Tony Award winner Bryan Carter in honoring the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin as Carter leads the Jazz at Pride Orchestra in front of the backdrop of Columbus Circle in The Appel Room. This event spotlights Rustin’s pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement and his contributions as an activist and a vocalist.

Rubén Blades with Boca Livre & Editus Ensemble
October 18–19, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Panamanian legend Rubén Blades returns to Rose Theater, revealing dimensions of his music he hasn’t shared in 20 years. Integrating Brazilian harmony alongside Boca Livre and a classical approach to salsa alongside Costa Rica’s Editus, the Grammy Award-winning singer and composer proffers a fresh take on his signature Afro-Cuban sound. This concert is co-presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Jump In The Line! Celebrating Harry Belafonte with René Marie
October 25–26, 2024
Friday night sets are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday sets are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Appel Room
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a calypso-inspired evening honoring legendary artist and activist, the late Harry Belafonte. Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter René Marie brings her artful storytelling to The Appel Room, leading an award-winning ensemble that features trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and trumpeter Etienne Charles.

Family Concert: What is The Jazz Age?
Hosted by Catherine Russell
October 25–26, 2024
Rose Theater
3:00 p.m.
Grammy-nominated vocalist Catherine Russell brings her vibrant energy to Rose Theater, exploring the Roaring 20s with her ensemble. Families are invited to delve into the era of change with swinging rhythms and timeless classics from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Bebop Revolution: The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
November 8–9, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Bebop Revolution, led by trombonist and composer Vincent Gardner and members of the JLCO, pays tribute to the innovative and hard-swinging origins of bebop. Featuring big band and small ensemble arrangements, the event honors legends like Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Mary Lou Williams.

Joshua Redman Group feat. Gabrielle Cavassa
November 15–16, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Tenor saxophone legend Joshua Redman returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center, leading his ensemble featuring award-winning New Orleans-based vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa. Experience a moving evening of selections from his recent Blue Note Records release where are we.

Journey Through Jazz Part VI with Carlos Henriquez
The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
November 22–23, 2024
Friday night sets are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday sets are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Appel Room
The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Grammy-nominated bassist and composer Carlos Henriquez continue their exploration of Afro-Cuban sounds and influences. Experience bright horn lines and bold harmony, beautiful lyricism, and the elastic syncopation of clave as Henriquez and his fellow artists share the stories behind patterns, melodies, and illustrious histories of the music. Part of the Lynne and Richard Pasculano Jazz Series.

Big Band Holidays: The JLCO
December 18–22, 2024
December 18-19: 7:00 p.m.
December 20: 7:30pm
December 21: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
December 22: 2:00 p.m.
Rose Theater
The annual fan-favorite celebrates its 35th year. Featuring music direction by JLCO trombonist and brilliant arranger Chris Crenshaw and critically acclaimed vocalists Ekep Nkwelle and Robbie Lee, this swinging seasonal classic showcases new arrangements of classic timeless holiday tunes.

The Unity Jazz Festival
January 10–11, 2025
Events take place throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Unity Jazz Festival makes its triumphant return to The House of Swing after its successful 2024 debut. Enjoy sets in the Ertegun Atrium, Dizzy’s Club, and The Appel Room across two electrifying evenings of live performances from emerging talents and jazz legends.

Cool School & Hard Bop: The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
January 16–18, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Featuring iconic works from Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Max Roach, and more, Cool School & Hard Bop — music-directed by JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby and pianist Joe Block — explores the enduring appeal of mid-century jazz through striking arrangements, mellow tones, virtuosic vocabulary, and a commitment to the blues.

Monty Alexander
January 24–25, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Legendary pianist and composer Monty Alexander returns to Rose Theater to celebrate his 80th birthday. His sets feature an explosive and internationally acclaimed lineup of improvisers including New Orleans legend and JLCO alum drummer Herlin Riley.

Jazz Americana: The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
February 7–8, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Experience the roots of jazz with The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and special guests. Explore early influences, blending blues, gospel, and bluegrass with reimagined classics from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.

Dianne Reeves: With Love
February 14–15, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love with NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves at Rose Theater. Experience an unforgettable evening with the Grammy Award-winning icon who shares songs of rapture and anguish, of romance and heartbreak.

Blues Jam
February 21–22, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Join Jazz at Lincoln Center for a night with blues legends at Rose Theater. Featuring Grammy Award winners, local New Orleans heroes, and rising talents, this jam session showcases the timeless allure of the blues tradition with a modern twist.

Journey Through Jazz Part VII with Dan Nimmer
The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
February 28–March 1, 2025
Friday night sets are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday sets are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Appel Room
Featuring music direction by JLCO pianist Dan Nimmer, Journey Through Jazz: Part VII captures the energy and charm of combo swing music from the late 1920s to mid-’40s, spotlighting works from Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Jazz at the Philharmonic. Part of the Lynne and Richard Pasculano Jazz Series.

Anat Cohen: Journeys
A 50th Birthday Celebration
March 14–15, 2025
Friday night sets are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday sets are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Appel Room
Celebrate Grammy Award-winning Anat Cohen’s 50th birthday with an eclectic performance in The Appel Room. From early swing to post-bop and Brazilian choro, Cohen showcases her mastery in various musical genres with different combinations of her ensemble, which features her brothers and frequent collaborators bassist Avishai Cohen and saxophonist Yuval Cohen.

The Real Ambassadors: Armstrong and Brubeck
April 4–5, 2025
Friday night sets are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday sets are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Appel Room
Dave and Iola Brubeck’s 1962 album, The Real Ambassadors, featuring Louis Armstrong, lands in The Appel Room with new arrangements from pianist Chris Pattishall and fresh perspectives from an award-winning ensemble, including Chris Brubeck, Alphonso Horne, Shenel Johns, Vuyo Sotashe, C. Anthony Bryant, Nicole Zuraitis, Camille Thurman, Endea Owens, Jake Goldblas, and actor Daniel J. Watts. In partnership with the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Family Concert: Who is Gerry Mulligan?
April 4–5, 2025
Rose Theater
3:00 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s critically acclaimed series for young music fans returns to Rose Theater in tribute to baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. Experience the impact of Mulligan’s innovations and the heart of his expansive artistry as the members of JALC’s Future of Jazz Orchestra share music and anecdotes from his career.

Paquito D’Rivera: Celebrating 70+ Years in Music
April 18–19, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
NEA Jazz Master, reedist Paquito D’Rivera brings the electric fusion of Havana to life with unparalleled improvisation, syncopated harmonies, and virtuosic orchestration. Special guests include Chucho Valdés, Edmar Castañeda, Roberta Gambarini, Yotam Silberstein, Héctor del Curto, Roberto Vizcaino, Victor Provost, and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

Contemporary Jazz Masterpieces: The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
April 25–26, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis celebrate cutting-edge standards and contemporary masterpieces that ignite the senses with spontaneity, virtuosity, and an unwavering passion for the music. Featuring compositions by Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Haden, Terence Blanchard, Pat Metheny, and Mulgrew Miller, this event promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Christian McBride & Friends
May 2–3, 2025
7:30 p.m
Rose Theater
Experience the master bassist in two distinct ensembles. “Remembering Ray Brown” features McBride alongside pianist Benny Green and drummer Greg Hutchinson and pays homage to the hard-swinging hero of the music. Then, McBride’s innovative quintet featuring saxophonist Nicole Glover, guitarist Ely Perlman, pianist Mike King, and drummer Savannah Harris takes the stage to perform original works.

The JLCO Plays the 70s
May 29–31, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
The JLCO time-travels to the 70s, performing new arrangements of classic recordings from Weather Report; Betty Carter; Dexter Gordon; Chick Corea; the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra; the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Orchestra; Charles Mingus; Ornette Coleman; James Brown; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Blood, Sweat, and Tears; and more, with music direction by JLCO’s saxophonist Ted Nash.

Best of the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
June 13–14, 2025
7:30 p.m.
Rose Theater
Comprising of world-class improvisers, arrangers, and composers, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis has redefined big band music. Music directed by Marsalis, Best of the JLCO showcases works and arrangements from orchestra members Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Carlos Henriquez, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Dan Nimmer, and Marcus Printup.

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