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September 25, 2023


• Charles Lloyd with group Sangam featuring percussionist
Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland on Oct. 13 at 8:00 p.m.

• Charles Lloyd with his New Quartet featuring Eric Harland,
Jason Moran, and Reuben Rogers on Oct. 14 at 8:00 p.m.

New York, NY
(September 25, 2023) —  

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly celebrates the 85th birthday of Charles Lloyd, NEA Jazz Master and tenor saxophone poet, on two separate nights in Rose Theater. On Oct. 13, the concert features the long-awaited return of Sangam, the trio with Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain and drummer Eric Harland, which Lloyd formed in tribute to his collaborator Billy Higgins. On Oct. 14, the NEA Jazz Master presents his acclaimed New Quartet with Harland, pianist Jason Moran, and bassist Reuben Rogers. Both concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.

Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY.

Visit jazz.org/charles-lloyd for tickets and information.

Lloyd has long been a free spirit, master musician, and visionary. For more than six decades the legendary saxophonist and composer has loomed large in the music world, and at 85 years old he remains at the height of his powers and as prolific as ever. Early on Lloyd saw how placing the improvised solo in interesting and original contexts could provoke greater freedom of expression and inspire creativity, and throughout his remarkable career, he has searched for alternative ways to frame his improvisational skills. He appears on a string of albums, playing with groups of jazz musicians and world musicians. Lloyd was mentored by the great jazz pianist Phineas Newborn and apprenticed with blues legends including Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King. While attending the University of Southern California in the late1950s, he performed with prominent artists on the Los Angeles jazz scene including Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins, and Gerald Wilson. In 1960, Lloyd became the music director in the Chico Hamilton Quintet, and later joined the Cannonball Adderley Sextet for a two-year stint before leaving to focus on his own career as a leader. In 1965 he formed his first great Quartet with a young pianist named Keith Jarrett along with bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The Quartet’s first album Dream Weaver for Atlantic was followed by Forest Flower: Live at Monterey in 1967, a wildly successful album that became one of the first million-sellers in jazz and catapulted Lloyd to international fame. The Quartet went on to perform at rock festivals and venues including the Fillmore in San Francisco where they co-headlined bills with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, while Lloyd also collaborated with the likes of The Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, and The Doors.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2023-24 season focuses on the concept of community; the broader community of jazz; the numerous communities that nurtured its master practitioners across its timeline; the communities of consciousness that influenced these practitioners; the music’s power to bridge divides and coalesce these distinct communities; and the role of jazz – and the arts writ large – in maintaining the human connection in the digital era. Throughout its 2023-24 season, Jazz at Lincoln Center explores these subjects with concerts featuring the forward-thinking composers, virtuosic improvisers, and ingenious conceptualists that populate the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Implicitly or explicitly, season concerts, education programs, advocacy initiatives, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tours directly evoke themes that illuminate, as Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis puts it, the notion that, “Our music has the exceptional ability to bring people together.”

The organization’s 36th season runs from Sept. 21, 2023 to June 8, 2024 in Rose Theater, The Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club – all at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY. In addition to 24 unique live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall and more than 350 nights of music at Dizzy’s Club, the organization will offer webcast performances via the Jazz Live app, in-person and virtual education programs, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide.

For a complete listing of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2023-24 season concerts, please visit jazz.org/2324season.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Health and Safety Guidelines

We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community. We very much look forward to welcoming you to the House of Swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall this season and are committed to employing all measures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our artists and staff. Learn more about our health and safety guidelines, COVID-19 Liability Waiver, and enhanced refund policy on jazz.org.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $30 and up depending upon seating section. Family concert tickets in Rose Theater are $10, $20, and $25.

Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Hot Seats are available only in person at the Box Office, with a maximum of two tickets per person. 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.

*Please note that a $3.50 Jazz at Lincoln Center Facility Fee applies to ALL ticket purchases, with the exception of $10 Hot Seats. A $7 handling fee also applies when purchasing tickets from CenterCharge or when purchasing tickets online via jazz.org.

All single tickets for Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 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: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. noon to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).

A very special thanks to Jody and John Arnhold for their extraordinary support of Jazz at Lincoln Center
and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

This program is presented as part of the Ertegun Jazz Concert Series.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center is provided by America’s Cultural Treasures, a sponsored project of
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant through the leadership
and support of Senator Charles E. Schumer and the New York Congressional Delegation.

Leadership support is also provided by Howard Gilman Foundation, Inc.; the Estate of Robert Menschel; and Mellody Hobson and George Lucas.

Leadership support for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is provided by Michele and Mark Mandel,
the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, and the Zou Family Fund.

The Movado Group Foundation is The Official Timekeeper of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Movado Group Foundation
and The Coca-Cola Company.

Artists, schedules, pricing, and venues are subject to change.

Press Inquiries:
Zooey Tidal Jones
Senior Director, Public Relations and External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center