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 Listening Parties are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, seating is available on a first come/first served basis.


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

July 9 at 7 pm
Celebrating Frank Trumbauer

Join host, saxophonist and scholar Aaron Johnson, and master pianist Terry Waldo, as they explore the music of Frank Trumbauer, one of our 2019 Hall of Fame inductees!

Please note, there are no reservations.  Seating is limited, and available on a first come, first served basis.

July 18 7:00 pm (Please note the event is full and not accepting further RSVP’s.)
Birth of the Cool

Join host, Gil Evans scholar Ryan Truesdell, and a nonet of musicians as they explore and perform excerpts from Miles Davis’ seminal Birth of the Cool sessions in honor of the dates’ 70th anniversary! Hear recorded samples as well as live demonstrations of the music!