Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Annual Gala 2022 - Body + Soul: America Rises Through the Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Annual Gala – 2022
Wednesday – April 13 at 7pm
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Concert-only Tickets: $150, $200

New York, NY (April 1, 2022) – Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced its signature gala will return as an in-person celebration on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the organization’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

The 2022 Gala, “Body + Soul: America Rises Through the Arts,” will integrate musical and dance performances showcasing the role of the arts in creating an American cultural identity. Hosted by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance, and anchored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the multi-disciplinary concert event will feature an intergenerational and diverse lineup of musicians, vocalists, and dancers including J’Nai Bridges; Summer Camargo; Elvis Costello; Garth Fagan Dance; Sullivan Fortner; Samara Joy; Julian Lee; Felix Moseholm; Endea Owens; Unity Phelan, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet; TJ Reddick; and Isaiah J. Thompson.

Performances will feature choreography by George Balanchine; timeless works by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and others; as well as original music by Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and author Elvis Costello, and emerging talents Endea Owens and Isaiah J. Thompson.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will present the Ed Bradley Award for Leadership to Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, a $16 billion international social justice philanthropy. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, the Ford Foundation was the first U.S. non-profit to issue a $1 billion designated social bond in U.S. markets for proceeds to stabilize non-profit organizations in the wake of COVID-19. The Ed Bradley Award for Leadership in Jazz will be presented in a special video by Michelle Obama.

Also, on this special evening, the organization will present the Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Artistic Excellence to Terence Blanchard, Oscar nominee, six-time Grammy-winner and 2018 USA Fellow. The trumpeter, composer, and educator has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements concerning American tragedies past and present. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Artistic Excellence will be presented by Spike Lee.

Gala ticket prices begin at $2,500.00 and table prices begin at $35,000.00. For tickets, please contact the Jazz at Lincoln Center Benefit Office at 212-245-6570 or [email protected].

A limited number of concert-only tickets for $150.00 and $200.00 can be purchased on 24 hours a day or by calling 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 are Monday- Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).

To support Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy, this one-night only benefit performance will be available via livestream from April 13, at 7pm ET to April 19, 11:59pm PT.
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2022 Gala Chairs
Aisha and Gbenga Oyebode

Gala Committee
Amy and David Abrams
Diane Mulcahy Coffey
Jeanette Davis Loeb
Taylor Goodridge
Courtney Lee-Mitchell
Clarence Otis
Ashley Ramos
Mark Rosenthal
Ian Carleton Schaefer
Lisa Schiff
William L. Zeckendorf

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