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November 29, 2023


New York, NY
(November 29, 2023) —  

Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced that Emerson S. Moore II, a veteran legal executive, has been named Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Moore will serve as the organization’s chief legal officer, reporting to Executive Director Greg Scholl and working with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s executive leadership and Board of Directors to support the organization’s long-term direction and growth. Mr. Moore will lead Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Legal department and oversee all legal functions across a broad range of disciplines, including corporate, intellectual property, licensing and distribution, labor and employment, and corporate governance.

“During this pivotal time of reassessment, growth, and evolution, we are fortunate to have Emerson’s diversity of experience, talent, and integrity in a vital leadership role,” said Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director. “I am especially enthused about his alignment with our mission. We look forward to uplifting this next chapter in our history with his insight, energy, and spirit.”

Mr. Moore joins Jazz at Lincoln Center from the Brooklyn Nets, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. As head of the company’s Human Resources department, he oversaw all HR functions, including payroll and employee relations matters. Prior to the Brooklyn Nets, Mr. Moore served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Head of Human Resources and Secretary of Radancy, a global leader in cloud-based talent acquisition software.

Mr. Moore began his legal career at Proskauer Rose LLP, where he spent seven years in the firm’s corporate practice. He received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.

About Jazz at Lincoln Center
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Clarence Otis, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl. Please visit us at jazz.org; follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X, Threads, and TikTok @jazzdotorg; watch our global webcasts on the JazzLive app; and enjoy concerts, education programs, behind-the-scenes footage, programs and more at youtube.com/jazzatlincolncenter.

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