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March 29, 2024

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2024 Gala Celebrating Tony Bennett Honors the NEA Jazz Master, Kennedy Center Honoree, multi-Grammy Award winner, and his contributions to Jazz

New York, NY
(March 29, 2024) —  

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced that its signature fundraiser Gala event celebrates NEA Jazz Master, Kennedy Center honoree, multi-GRAMMY award-winner Tony Bennett and takes place Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the organization’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. Proceeds from Celebrating Tony Bennett, a one-night-only benefit performance, support Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy.

This year’s Gala celebrates Tony Bennett’s unique contributions to jazz. Through his dedication to excellence and his insistence on quality, Mr. Bennett became an invaluable keeper of the flame who upheld the elemental virtues and perennial magic the Great American Songbook represents.

The Celebrating Tony Bennett Gala concert features performances anchored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and a roster of special guest artists including vocalists Rubén Blades, Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis, Kurt Elling, Ekep Nkwelle, Robbie Lee and Bernadette Peters; pianist Bill Charlap; and tap dancer Jared Grimes performing songs Mr. Bennett elevated to classics.

On the Rose Theater stage, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and featured guests perform beloved repertoire selections which may include “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Watch What Happens,” “I Get Along Without You Very Well,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “It Amazes Me,” and “All the Things You Are.”

A festive dinner and dancing in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Atrium and skylined Appel Room follow the performance. The evening culminates in an after-party at Dizzy’s Club with the Danny Jonokuchi Big Band, whose titular band leader has contributed multiple arrangements for artists in live performance with Mr. Bennett. Mr. Jonokuchi leads his ensemble as they play selections from his album Voices as well as beloved Tony Bennett tunes.

Gala ticket prices begin at $1,500; table prices, $35,000. For tickets, please contact the Jazz at Lincoln Center Events Office at 212-245-6570 or jalcgala@jazz.org.

A limited number of concert-only tickets at $150 to $200 are available for purchase at jazz.org 24 hours a day or by calling Center Charge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 1:00 p.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 are Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Gala Committee :
Taylor G. Abbey – Aline Campos Camargo – Jeanette Davis-Loeb – Courtney Lee-Mitchell – Clarence Otis – Mark Rosenthal – Ian Carleton Schaefer – Beth Chartoff Spector

 Thank you to Rosenthal Wine Merchant for donating wines for the evening.

 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.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center is provided by America’s Cultural Treasures, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Leadership support is also provided by Dalio Philanthropies; 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.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season is provided by Lynne and Richard Pasculano.

 Major support is provided by the Abrams Foundation; Manitou Fund; the Ambrose Monell Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Seedlings Foundation; and the Emiko Terasaki Foundation.

Generous support is provided by the Charina Endowment Fund.

Generous support is also provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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

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