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March 25, 2024


New York, NY
(March 25, 2024) —  

Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Josh Groban, Grammy and Tony-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor, will host the organization’s 2024 Gala, Celebrating Tony Bennett, on April 17, 2024.

The organization’s signature fundraiser event celebrates Tony Bennett’s unique contributions and fierce dedication to the jazz community. Celebrating Tony Bennett, anchored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, features vocalists Rubén Blades, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis, Kurt Elling, Ekep Nkwelle, Robbie Lee, and Shenel Johns; pianist Bill Charlap; and tap dancer Jared Grimes performing songs Bennett elevated to classics. The all-star and multi-generational lineup may perform songs including “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.”

Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the visuals in the Gala concert will include items from Tony Bennett’s personal collection, made possible by Iconoclast with the Tony Bennett Estate.

On this special evening, Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap with the organization’s Award for Artistic Excellence. One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Charlap has produced concerts for performing arts organizations across the country, and from 2004 – 2023, has served as Artistic Director of New York City’s Jazz in July festival at 92NY. Through mentorship and his service as the Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey since 2015, Charlap exemplifies commitment to education and the jazz tradition.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will present the Ed Bradley Award for Leadership in Jazz to recipients Tim Jackson, former Artistic Director, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Randall Kline, Founder of SFJAZZ. As Artistic Director, Jackson revitalized the Monterey Jazz Festival during his three-decade tenure and re-established the reputation of the longest continuously running jazz festival as one of the genre’s pre-eminent events. Kline guided SFJAZZ from its 1983 roots showcasing local musical talent at the two-day festival, to its current status as an internationally recognized organization that presents concerts and events throughout the year primarily at its SFJAZZ Center.

The Gala evening culminates with a festive dinner and dancing in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Atrium and The Appel Room followed by an after-party at Dizzy’s Club with the Danny Jonokuchi Big Band.

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.