JALC Plans ‘Birth of the Cool Festival’ Next Month

Shows include Wynton Marsalis, Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, more

Aaron Diehl
Wynton Marsalis performing at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival

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Jazz at Lincoln Center will present the “Birth of the Cool Festival” in January, including several simultaneous performances in Rose Theater, the Allen Room and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The scheduled concerts are:

• The Music of Gerry Mulligan & John Lewis

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and special guest Jonathan Batiste

January 18, 2013, 8 p.m., Rose Theater

January 19, 2013, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Rose Theater

Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7 p.m..

Ticket prices for the 8 p.m. performances in Rose Theater are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95 or $120 dependent upon seating section. Ticket prices for the 2 p.m. performance in Rose Theater are $10, $30, $50, $75, or $95 dependent upon seating section.

• Bill Charlap: The Cool School

January 18-19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room

Ticket prices for The Allen Room are $65 for the 7:30 p.m. sets and $10 or $55 for the 9:30 p.m. sets.

• Aaron Diehl Quartet: Celebrating John Lewis and The Modern Jazz Quartet with Warren Wolf, David Wong, and Rodney Green, plus the MIJA String Quartet

January 16-20, 2013, sets at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola cover charge: $35-40

Listening Party with the Aaron Diehl Quartet

January 10, 7 p.m. – Irene Diamond Education Center

The Aaron Diehl Quartet will lead a retrospective of John Lewis’ legendary career as a pianist, band leader, and composer by going through recordings of the Modern Jazz Quartet and live examples.

Free and open to the public.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall is located at Broadway at 60th Street, 5th floor, New York, New York.

Tickets for Rose Theater and The Allen Room can be purchased through jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9 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-Saturday from 10am to 6 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Reservations for Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola can be made by calling 212-258-9595 or 212-258-9795 and via Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.