Pre-Concert Discussions

Enhance your Jazz at Lincoln Center concert experience with these popular interview-style discussions by featured artists and special guests. These free events take place before select Rose Theater and Appel Room performances throughout the season.

How to Participate
Mark your calendars for pre-concert discussions featuring artists and special guests throughout the season. Admission is free.

Handful of Keys: A Century of Jazz Piano
September 22-24, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Songs We Love
September 23-24, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Ibrahim Maalouf
Sep 30-Oct 1, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Brad Mehldau
Sep 30-Oct 1, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Elio Villafranca’s Letters to Mother Africa
Oct 14-15, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo & Monk
Oct 14-15, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

The Jazz Age: Untamed Elegance
Oct 28-29, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Battle of the Big Bands
Nov 11-12, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

The Swing Era: Revolution in Rhythm
Nov 17-19, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Rosa Passos Quartet with special guest Kenny Barron
Dec 9-10, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Steve Miller: T-Bone Walker
A Bridge from Blues to Jazz
Dec 9-10, 2016
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Lucky Peterson: Roots of Acoustic Blues
Jan 20-21, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling
Jan 20-21, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie
Jan 26-28, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

The Latin Side of Dizzy with Carlos Henriquez
Jan 27-28, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Jazz of the ‘50s: Overflowing with Style
Feb 17-18, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Dave Douglas: New Sanctuary
Mar 3-4, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Eddie Palmieri: Celebrating 80 Years
Mar 3-4, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Free to Be: Jazz of the ‘60s & Beyond
Mar 17-18, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Joshua Redman Still Dreaming
Mar 31-Apr 1, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Buddy Rich Centennial: Celebrating the Jazz Drum
Apr 7-8, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Celebrating Ella: The First Lady of Jazz
Apr 27-29, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

Cécile McLorin Salvant
May 19-20, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm

Count Meets the Duke
May 19-20, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

World of Monk
June 1-3, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 7pm
Rose Theater Performance: 8pm

‘Round Midnight: Monk’s Legacy
June 2-3, 2017
Pre-Concert Discussion: 6pm & 8:30pm
Appel Room Performance: 7pm & 9:30pm