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

December 2 – Charlie Parker
Join Phil Schaap, the world’s leading authority on Charlie Parker, as he guides you through a Listening Party of Bird’s life, music, and genius!

December 9 – Freddie Keppard
Join Phil Schaap, Ben Young, Jon Faddis, Jon-Erik Kellso, and Terry Waldo, as they unravel the mystery of Freddie Keppard, one of New Orleans’ first cornet kings, and an elusive figure in early recorded Jazz. Listen to historic records as we discuss Keppard’s contributions and unravel his role in the music.

December 14 – Anatomy of a Popular Song with Bill Charlap