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Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Inaugural Jack Rudin Jazz Championship

The contest between 10 university jazz programs will take place in New York on Jan. 18 and 19

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (photo: Sarah Escarraz)

Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the launch of its inaugural Jack Rudin Jazz Championship, a two-day invitational competition featuring ensembles from 10 university jazz programs in the United States. It will take place Jan. 18-19 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Manhattan. 

The competition is named after one of JALC’s most generous supporters, a real estate developer who endowed the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Rudin died in 2016. 

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