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.

UPCOMING LISTENING PARTIES

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

January 24 at 7 pm

Varis Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Grant Green: The Evolution of Funk from Paris to Vancouver

We celebrate the legacy of the legendary guitarist Grant Green with a listening party of music from two previously unissued albums– Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) and Slick! – Live from Oil Can Harry’s (both now available on Resonance Records)—plus a panel discussion about Grant Green with producer Zev Feldman, Green’s son Greg Green (aka guitarist Grant Green Jr.), plus Michael Cuscuna (Blue Note Records authority and co-founder of Mosaic Records) and other guests who either knew Grant Green or were inspired by his music.

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

January 25 at 7 pm

Varis Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Eric Dolphy: Musings on a Musical Prophet

Join us for a CD release celebration of Eric Dolphy’s Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions on Resonance Records. Musical Prophet is the first official release of previously-unissued studio recordings of Dolphy’s and contains two under-appreciated Dolphy albums produced by Alan Douglas, Conversations and Iron Man, plus nearly 85-minutes of studio material from these sessions from Dolphy’s personal tape copies that were never officially released before. There will be a listening party of music from the new album and a panel discussion about Eric Dolphy with producer Zev Feldman and special guests who knew Dolphy and were inspired by his music.

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