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Jazz at Lincoln Center

The nonprofit organization and concert hall champions the power of jazz with world-class performances, a network of education programs, and advocacy work.

Spreading the Spirit of Swing

Jazz at Lincoln Center

In 1987, Lincoln Center initiated a summer concert series titled Classical Jazz, which sought to incorporate American music into the organization's repertoire and expand its programming. After four summers of popular concerts, the series evolved into an official department: Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC). In 2004, JALC established the world's first venue designed specifically for jazz, and it has since hosted more than 2 million people from across the world. Central to JALC's work is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which is led by world-renowned musician Wynton Marsalis and tours across the globe. In addition to the Orchestra, JALC offers webcasts, extensive educational programming, and performance spaces such as Rose Theater, the Appel Room, and Dizzy's Club.

GRoW Support

2023

General Operating Support

2022

General Operating Support

2021

General Operating Support

JLCO: Wynton at 60

2019

Educational Programming

General Operating Support