Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2013-14 Season

Tributes to Masekela, Wein and Brubeck among highlights; Frisell to curate Americana series

Hugh Masekela
Ahmad Jamal at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Wynton Marsalis
Bill Frisell
Dave Brubeck performing with Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010

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Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced its 2013-14 concert and education season, which include new programs, concerts and series, with performances taking place in Rose Theater, the Allen Room and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

The season will open on September 19-21 with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Ahmad Jamal. Other scheduled productions include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra collaborations with contemporary artists Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, Mulgrew Miller and Kurt Rosenwinkel in a new program entitled JLCO Hosts; premieres of new works by Victor Goines and Ted Nash; and first-time JALC appearances by Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Pakistan’s Sachal Jazz Ensemble and Flamenco guitarist Tomatito.

JALC will also celebrate the lives and music of South African legend Hugh Masekela and promoter George Wein. The Dave Brubeck Festival will pay homage to the late pianist and composer at Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Guitarist Bill Frisell will join the organization as curator of the new Roots of Americana Series. The new season will also usher in the A Side/B Side Series, spotlighting two contemporary artists over the course of one weekend in the Allen Room. On each evening, two separate performances will take place, with one featured artist performing at 7 p.m., and a second featured artist performing at 9:30 p.m. Vijay Iyer and the Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen are scheduled to perform on the Jazz at Lincoln Center stages for the first time.

The JALC Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will embark on two new tours: Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration U.S. Tour with Chorale Le Chateau conducted by Damien Sneed; and Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour with special guest Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Education initiatives will expand in 2013-14.

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