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Abbey Lincoln Teams With Cadillac

In an unprecedented move, Cadillac and Lincoln have teamed up for the first time. Their relationship will drive “Abbey Lincoln: Over the Years – An Anthology of Her Compositions,” March 7, 8 and 9 at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. With Cadillac’s financial support, the 71-year-old singer, who has performed with Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and hundreds of other legends, and who was once married to Max Roach, will perform more than 35 of her songs over the course of these three nights. Accompanying Lincoln will be dancer Savion Glover, singer Freddy Cole, saxophonists Joe Lovano and Steve Coleman and many other special guests.

During the turbulent 1960s, Lincoln had a hard time finding a gig due to the controversial nature of her lyrics. She even gave singing up for a time to pursue an acting career. But the outspoken Lincoln, who once said, “How can you have a career and never say anything? You’re supposed to stand up and speak your mind in the music,” has stood the test of time.

After this performance, Lincoln will have joined the ranks of greats such as Betty Carter, Wayne Shorter, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, and John Lewis who have also been showcased at Jazz at Lincoln Center “in an initiative to allow legends of jazz with a platform to illustrate their ongoing contributions to the art form.”

Tickets at $50 and $35 are available at the Alice Tully Hall box office, by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or via For group sales, please call (212) 258-9817.

Artists playing with Lincoln

March 7: Joe Lovano, James Weidman, Michael Bowie and John Lampkin

March 8: Steve Coleman,

Rodney Kendrick,

Michael Bowie and

Alvester Garnett

March 9:

Freddy Cole,

Savion Glover,

Steve Coleman,

Marc Cary,

John Ormond and

Jazz Sawyer

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