Jazz at Lincoln Center premieres “Journey Through Jazz: Fundamentals”

New York, NY (March 10, 2022) – This month, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will launch Journey Through Jazz: Fundamentals, a new concert event created and hosted by Marsalis. An interactive, educational, and family-friendly experience, Marsalis will guide audiences through the evolution of jazz and the blues in America with his own wisdom and humor, paired with music from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) in a rare performance in the intimate Appel Room. Throughout the series, Marsalis and the JLCO will address the fundamentals of jazz, folk, blues, and swing. The concerts on March 18 and 19 will delve into the JLCO’s repertoire with American folk and blues selections from legends Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein, Wayne Shorter, and Jelly Roll Morton. Future Journey Through Jazz performances will be announced at a later date.

Funded by Lynne and Richard Pasculano, Journey Through Jazz aims to help audiences of all ages appreciate and understand the history of the uniquely American art form of jazz. The program supports and expands the nonprofit JALC’s 34-year history of teaching and promoting the love and understanding of jazz music.

The Appel Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall is located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

Tickets for the Journey Through Jazz in-person and livestream concerts are available for purchase via

Grand Seiko is the official timekeeper of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2021—22 season.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 34th season runs from November 18, 2021 to June 11, 2022. In addition to live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, the organization offers webcast performances, in-person and virtual education programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide, and the release of new Blue Engine Records titles. Concerts during this monumental season re-affirm the art of swing, the engine of musical freedom in jazz. Season concerts honor some of the luminaries of jazz composition rooted in swing—Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, and Jelly Roll Morton—while debuting new works by Cécile McLorin Salvant and Wynton Marsalis.

The complete 2021-22 season is available online:

Health and Safety Guidelines


We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community and we are committed to employing all measures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our artists and staff when visiting or working in the House of Swing.

Jazz at Lincoln Center requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a prerequisite to entering, visiting, and working in its facilities.

Beginning March 1, 2022, Jazz at Lincoln Center will require proof of a Covid booster shot for all those eligible in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We know that some people are not yet eligible to receive a booster because not enough time has passed since their most recent vaccination. For those people, two weeks must have passed since their second dose in a two-dose vaccine series, or two weeks must have passed since receiving a single-dose vaccine, in order to enter the facility. Once a person becomes eligible for a booster, the booster will then be required for access.

For those that have recently become eligible, we will allow a two-week grace period for access to the facility. After the two weeks have passed, entry will not be allowed until the booster has been received. Recipients of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines become eligible for a booster five months after their second dose, and recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine become eligible two months after their single dose. Learn more about booster eligibility per the CDC here.

A few important reminders:
Vaccines are now available for children ages 5–11, and fully vaccinated children are welcome at Jazz at Lincoln Center two weeks after they have received their final dose. Photo ID for children under 12 will not be required if they are accompanied by parents/guardians with valid photo ID.

Negative Covid tests for audience members, including children, will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination proof.

You can learn more below (or click this link) about approved vaccines, booster requirements, and required face masks, as well as displaying proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster for entry, including Health Pass by CLEAR, Excelsior Pass, and the NYC COVID Safe App.

In recognition of the great uncertainty created by the current health situation, we have expanded our exchange and refund policy to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. Find more details here.

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $10 and up dependent upon seating section.

Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® 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.

*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-Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Center Charge hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Livestream Tickets:
Journey Through Jazz will stream live on March 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be available on-demand until March 24 at midnight PST. Livestream tickets are available for purchase here.

Virtual ticket: $25.00
Subscriber Price: $20.00
Member Price: $0 – $20.00

To learn more about becoming a member, visit

On the day of the concert premiere, ticket holders will have access to the broadcast through a private password protected webpage link shared via email.

Each ticket purchase helps support Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Additional information may be found at

This program is presented through the generosity of Lynne and Richard Pasculano.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is presented by The Arnhold Family.

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.

Major support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season is provided by Manitou Fund.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Grand Seiko, Con Edison, Entergy, Steinway & Sons, and The Coca-Cola Company.

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