Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2016-17 Season

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2016-17 Season

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Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced its 2016-17 concert and education season.

Among the featured programs are shows featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrating the centennials of the first known jazz recording, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Buddy Rich.

Artists headlining in the Rose Theater will include Kurt Elling, Wycliffe Gordon, Branford Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Steve Miller, Eddie Palmieri, Danilo Perez, Dianne Reeves, Catherine Russell and more.

Headliners performing in the Appel Room include Joey Alexander, Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Douglas, Michael Feinstein, Jimmy Heath, Ibrahim Maalouf, Lucky Peterson, Joshua Redman, Cécile McLorin Salvant, John Scofield and more.

The season opens September 22 with “Handful of Keys: A Century of Jazz Piano,” featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guests Joey Alexander, Aaron Diehl, Dick Hyman, Helen Sung, Isaiah J. Thompson, and Larry Willis.

According to a press release, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tour dates will include performances with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Catherine Russell and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

The Essentially Ellington program is expected to reach band directors and students in more than 3,700 schools and through 15 regional festivals.

And the Generations in Jazz Festival returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola from September 1-October 2.

The 2016-17 season will consist of more than 110 concerts in the Rose Theater and the Appel Room, more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, and a range of education and community programs.