Lincoln Center Kicks Off The Fall With its Famed Jazz Festival

Lincoln Center Kicks Off The Fall With its Famed Jazz Festival


Chunky sweater season is back along with a brand new season of art, music and theater. Lincoln Center is hosting its eighth annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, now through Oct. 1. The festival will showcase the diverse talents of artists across generations with 22 unique programs over 31 days.

“For the last eight years, the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival has unofficially marked the opening of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season, as we celebrate the great diversity that makes our art form so vibrant,” says Jason Olaine, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Director of Programming and Touring. 

This month, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will present living legends like Mary Stallings, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Paquito D’Rivera, as well as up-and-coming phenoms including Camille Thurman, Keyon Harrold, Brianna Thomas, Marquis Hill and Miki Yamanaka. 

You can experience the roaring energy of big band jazz with groups led by NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman, Ryan Keberle and the Mambo Legends Orchestra. The festival opens with the "Lessons From Our Masters" series. This year, it will highlight jazz veterans who deserve greater recognition, alongside multigenerational bands.

Big Band Mondays returns for a second year and will feature three big bands: Ryan Keberle’s Big Band Living Legacy Project Celebrates Gerry Mulligan (Sep. 4), The Dave Liebman Big Band conducted by Gunnar Mossblad Celebrates John Coltrane (Sep.18), and The Palladium Era featuring The Mambo Legends Orchestra (Sep. 25).

Additional highlights include the Harold Mabern Trio Sep. 8th -10th featuring critically acclaimed 81-year-old pianist Harold Mabern with bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth; NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera will close the festival with the Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble: The Latin Jazz Chronicles (Sep. 29-Oct. 1)—this is a rare opportunity to see the legend at work in the intimate setting of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. 


>>>Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Cir., 212.258.9807 


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