Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2018-19 Opening Shows

Wynton Marsalis, Roy Haynes, and Brianna Thomas are among the artists featured at the fall season’s start

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Roy Haynes at the Howard Theatre, June 10, 2017 (Photo by Jati Lindsay)

Jazz at Lincoln Center will open its 2018-19 season on Sept. 13-15 with concerts in the Rose Theater, the Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Brianna Thomas, Roy Haynes, and more.

All of the JALC venues are located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street in New York City.

In Rose Theater, according to the JALC announcement, “The organization proudly reprises the critically acclaimed Spaces by Wynton Marsalis, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marsalis, tap dancer Jared Grimes and jooker Lil Buck. Choreographed and directed by the Juilliard School president and retired New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel, Spaces combines modern dance with big band jazz in a playful and wildly entertaining exploration of the animal kingdom.” A pre-concert lecture is free for ticket holders.

In the Appel Room, Ella Sang the Blues with Brianna Thomas explores what is described as the “lesser-known side of the ‘First Lady of Song.’” Thomas, says the press release, “reimagines Ella Fitzgerald’s These Are the Blues, the only all-blues album Fitzgerald ever released.” Thomas has been featured on all of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s stages; this season opening performance marks her Appel Room headlining debut. A pre-concert lecture is free for ticket holders.

In Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band will feature 93-year-old drummer and bandleader Haynes “performing with master musicians in the making.” The group will perform six sets over three nights. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola also features Late Night Sessions with bassist Endea Owens.Dates are as follows:

SPACES BY WYNTON MARSALIS
Sept. 13─15, 2018 | 8:00pm | Rose Theater

ELLA SANG THE BLUES WITH BRIANNA THOMAS
Sept. 14─15, 2018 | 7:00 & 9:30pm | The Appel Room

ROY HAYNES FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND
Sept. 13─15 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm | Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

LATE NIGHT SESSIONS WITH ENDEA OWENS
Sept. 13─15 | 11:30pm | Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

For more information and tickets, go to jazz.org.