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October 23, 2017

Peter and Will Anderson to make headliner debut in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, December 1-2

The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers, December 1-2, The Appel Room

New York, NY
(October 23, 2017) —  

The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to host innovative sounds and stories, set against the unparalleled backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.  Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson will share the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, also known as The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers, December 1-2, 7pm and 9:30pm each nightOf the Anderson twins’ off-Broadway Dorsey Brothers revue in 2012, the Wall Street Journal raved that they “establish [the Dorseys] as gargantuan heroes of a long-departed, almost mythical era, when the ability to play an instrument better than anyone else could make you king of the whole world.”

Peter and Will Anderson have been a familiar presence at Jazz at Lincoln Center, most recently celebrating their album release at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in June 2017. The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers concerts in December will mark Peter and Will Anderson’s debut as headliners in the renowned Appel Room. The Andersons will be joined by a band of jazz heavyweights featuring the poll-dominating trombonist and vocalist Wycliffe Gordon; one of New York’s top young vocalists, Brianna Thomas; rising star trumpeter Bruce Harris; and a formidable rhythm section of Jeb Patton, Clovis Nicolas, and Aaron Kimmel. Rounding out the show is an original script penned by Loren Schoenberg — a Grammy Award-winning musician, writer, scholar, and Founding Director and Senior Scholar of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Thomas Francis “Tommy” Dorsey, Jr. (1905-56) and Jimmy Dorsey (1904-57) were American jazz musicians and bandleaders of the Big Band era. For more than 20 years, the legendary Dorsey brothers dominated the jazz and pop scene both together and as individuals.  Tommy Dorsey was known as the “Sentimental Gentleman of Swing”, because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. Jimmy Dorsey, a clarinetist and saxophonist, recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards “I’m Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)” and “It’s The Dreamer In Me”.  Together, they had over twenty number-one hits in the 1930s and 40s, and helped launch the career of several generations of musical icons, including Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby, and even Elvis Presley.

The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers will take place in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017–18 season celebrates the organization’s 30th anniversary. Since the first downbeat of its summer concert series in 1987, Jazz at Lincoln Center has been a vital part of the global cultural landscape. Jazz at Lincoln Center was established as an independent non-profit organization in 1996; opened Frederick P. Rose Hall, the “House of Swing”, in 2004, making it the world’s first venue designed specifically for jazz; and launched Blue Engine Records in 2014 to share its vast archive of recordings. Over the past three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has become an important advocate for jazz, culture, and arts education globally, reaching an audience of nearly 2 million people of all ages and experiences through concerts, webcasting, musical instruction, and distribution of music scores—the vast majority of which is free of charge. To date, Jazz at Lincoln Center has produced more than 1,200 original concerts in the New York City area, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra having performed in over 446 cities in 41 countries on five continents. This milestone season reflects on 30 years of celebrating the universal language of music and the influence of jazz in the present day. Throughout the 2017–18 season, Jazz at Lincoln Center will bring together a wide array of events, projects, virtuoso musicians, composers, and educators to illustrate the collaborative nature of the art form. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017–18 season features performances by renowned artists including Joey Alexander, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Eliane Elias, Ellis Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Marilyn Maye, Steve Miller, and Dianne Reeves; as well as Jazz at Lincoln Center debuts by the Harlem Quartet and vocalist and songwriter Somi. The milestone season will conclude with a grand finale world premiere by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director.

All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased at jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am–9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.

Box Office Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10am–6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain)
Sunday: 12pm–6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain)

Hot Seats—$10 seats for select shows in Rose Theater—are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance, subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information about Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th anniversary season, go to jazz.org.

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major corporate partners:
Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, Centene Charitable Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, Steinway & Sons, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and United Airlines.