Jazz at Lincoln Center
The full spectrum of the jazz experience.

New York,USA, North America

Jazz at Lincoln Center represents the totality of jazz music which is expressed through four elements—educational, curatorial, archival, and ceremonial.  In the mid-1980s, Lincoln Center, Inc. was both looking to attract new and younger audiences as well as recognizing the need for America’s music to be represented. By 1991, Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) had become an official department of the Lincoln Center, yet the best was yet to come. Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis had a vision for a new home of jazz, or, the “House of Swing.” “Everything is integrated: the relationship between one space and another, the relationship between the audience and the musicians, is one fluid motion, because that’s how our music is.” So, world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly and a team of acoustic engineers was engaged to create Frederick P. Rose Hall, the world’s first performance, education and broadcast facility devoted to jazz. The 100,000-square-foot facility opened in fall 2004 and features three concert and performance spaces (Rose Theater, The Appel Room and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola) engineered for the warmth and clarity of the sound of jazz. More information here: http://www.lincolncenter.org/organization/jazz-at-lincoln-center