Jazz At Lincoln Center
2022-23 season announced
Jazz At Lincoln Center has announced its 2022-23 season of world premiere commissions and unique collaborations; performances by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis;
worldwide tours; and in-person and virtual education programs.
35th season features 22 unique programs celebrating Jazz as a Global Language including:
Opening Night: “The Shanghai Suite” features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Wynton Marsalis’ work inspired by the musical culture of China.
American premiere and national tour of compositions by Wynton Marsalis and iconic Iraqi oud virtuoso, composer, and educator Naseer Shamma on “Middle East Meditations.”
Towering Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés celebrating his 81st birthday with the epic “La Creación,” featuring big band, Afro-Cuban percussion, and vocals.
Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez centennial celebrations led by Carlos Henriquez.
World premiere commissions by Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda and Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, exploring the Pan-American continuum with multi-Grammy winning clarinetist/saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera.
Brazilian mandolin wizard Hamilton de Holanda and South African pianist-composer Nduduzo Makhathini explore the diaspora of African musical culture to North and South America.
The JALC debut of “Carnival: The Sound Of A People” by Trinidad-born trumpet virtuoso and composer Etienne Charles.
Iconic Brazilian singer Rosa Passos with NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron and Ron Carter.
“Shades of Django” led by Parisian-born gypsy jazz guitar legend, Stéphane Wrembel with French-born vocal sensation Cyrille Aimée, mandolin master Sam Bush, and pianist Sean Mason.
Collaborations by JLCO with NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi and special guest tenor saxophonist-flutist Lew Tabackin.
Concerts by internationally renowned singers Cécile McLorin Salvant and Dianne Reeves.
Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, with iconic singers Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling, with music director and pianist Christian Sands and saxophone sensation Lakecia Benjamin; Steve Miller Plays Steve Miller Band; “Singers Over Manhattan” by the Emmet Cohen Trio with Mary Stallings, Johnny O’Neal, and Lucy Yeghiazaryan.
Parts II and III of JLCO’s popular “Journey Through Jazz” series; Jazz For Young People concerts exploring Charles Mingus and Thad Jones.
Big Band Holidays, in Rose Theater and on tour, directed by Victor Goines, marks JLCO and Samara Joy in first time collaboration.
New York, NY (June 28, 2022)—Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis today proudly announce the organization’s 35th season of concerts featuring JALC’s customary mix of American-premiere commissions and exclusive collaborations by iconic guest artists from across the globe, as well as celebrations of milestones and major figures in jazz and its related genres.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2022-23 season illuminates, actualizes, and reaffirms the notion of jazz as a global language and the music’s power to bridge divides and coalesce distinct communities. Throughout Jazz at Lincoln Center’s first full season since 2019, JALC presents forward-thinking musicians, virtuosic practitioners, and ingenious conceptualists from Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America at the House of Swing to explore jazz as a medium for cultural exchange. Many of the 2022-23 concerts explore the points of intersection that connect jazz – formed from a confluence of African, American, and European influences after slavery was abolished in the United States – to a global array of musical cultures.
‘“This season invites audiences to experience different voices from around the world harmonizing in the common language of jazz. For more than thirty years, Jazz at Lincoln Center has combined contrasting viewpoints and styles to create our own unique artistic identity that realizes a world without borders. This is a precarious and divisive time, and humanity desperately needs the wisdom that jazz was born to deliver: come together, be together, stay together. Easier said than done, but no endeavor is more important at this moment,” said Wynton Marsalis.
For full schedule of events, browse to jazz.org.