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

October 29 – Charlie Parker
Join master artist, virtuoso saxophonist, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Steve Coleman as he discusses the music and legacy of the legendary Charlie Parker.

October 30 – A Musical Mosaic: Blue Note and the First Ten Years of Independent Jazz Labels (produced in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem)
Join host Dan Moganstern as we explore and learn why labels such as Commodore, HRS and Blue Note came into existence and found their niche, and how they became a home for Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk and many others.

December 14 – Anatomy of a Popular Song with Bill Charlap