Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces Spate Of Spring Streams


Vocalist Catherine Russell is set to host “Family Concert: Legacies Of Excellence” on Feb. 20 as part of Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2021 Spring virtual concert season.

(Photo: Courtesy Jazz At Lincoln Center)

Jazz At Lincoln Center, after provisionally closing its performance spaces in 2020 because of the pandemic, has planned a series of streaming events running through June.

Beginning in late February, the nonprofit organization is looking to feature sets that examine history and explore the work of contemporary players. Among the four planned concerts is “Freedom, Justice And Hope,” a May 21 event when bassist Endea Owens and trumpeter Josh Evans are set to premiere new music alongside Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. The evening also will feature readings selected by Marsalis and activist Bryan Stevenson.

Information about other shows in the series is below.

  • Feb. 20: “Family Concert: Legacies Of Excellence” (Hosted by Catherine Russell)
  • March 26: “Voices Of Freedom: Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln And Nina Simone” (The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, And Melanie Charles, Shenel Johns And Ashley Pezzotti)
  • May 21: “Freedom, Justice And Hope” (The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, Endea Owens And Bryan Stevenson)
  • June 10: “Coltrane: A Love Supreme” (The Jazz At Lincoln Center With Wynton Marsalis And Camille Thurman)

Individual tickets per concert are $20; subscribers pay $15; and members pay up to $15. DB

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