Listening Parties

Join us for free Listening Parties, as musicians and scholars play for you legendary records that shaped the course of Jazz history. Hear from some of today’s greatest artists as they share with you the albums and artists that inspired them.


All Jazz at Lincoln Center listening parties begin at 7 pm (unless otherwise noted) and will be held at:

The Irene Diamond Education Center (IDEC)
Time Warner Center, 60th Street and Broadway
5th Floor

August 4 – Happy Birthday Louis Armstrong! Early recordings of Louis Armstrong, hosted by Ben Young

August 11 – Louis Armstrong All-Stars Recordings, hosted by Ricky Riccardi

August 17 – Anatomy of a Popular Song: George Gershwin, hosted by Bill Charlap

August 18 – The Music of Benny Goodman, hosted by Loren Schoenberg (produced in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem)

August 26 – From Lester Young to Charlie Parker, hosted by Ben Young

August 27 – The Great South African Vocalists, hosted by Seton Hawkins and Vuyo Sotashe (produced in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem)

September 5 at 4 pm – Anatomy of a Popular Song, with Bill Charlap (please note the earlier time)

December 14 – Anatomy of a Popular Song with Bill Charlap