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Visionary Voices

Henry Threadgill: The Pulitzer Project

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, Sep 22 • Sat, Sep 23

Visionary composer and multi-reedist Henry Threadgill is a living legend whom the New York Times calls a “composer and bandleader of intense, unyielding originality.” In this centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize, he graces Jazz at Lincoln Center in honor of the three African American jazz musicians who have won this prestigious award: Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, and – as of 2016 – Henry Threadgill! On Friday (9/22), Threadgill will lead his acclaimed Double Up Plus ensemble, featuring saxophone, cello, tuba, drums, and three extraordinary pianists: Jason Moran, David Virelles, and David Bryant. On Saturday (9/23), Threadgill will premiere a new original work and a brand new 15-piece ensemble featuring the aforementioned pianists.

Steve Miller: The Blues Triangle

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, Dec 1 • Sat, Dec 2

Renowned blues-rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller returns to Rose Theater for a journey through the Blues Triangle. Having learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at age nine, and then working with the best bluesmen in Chicago – Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and Paul Butterfield – Miller has a serious affinity for the blues. In this program, he will explore music from three essential blues hubs: Memphis, Dallas, and Chicago.

Dianne Reeves

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, Feb 9 • Sat, Feb 10

Dianne Reeves returns to set the mood for Valentine's Day weekend, continuing a beloved tradition at Jazz at Lincoln Center (now in its seventh year!). One of the most recognized voices in music, the five-time Grammy Award-winner is known for her effortlessly powerful sound and unusually broad spectrum of sensual repertoire. Reeves inhabits every story she spins into song, captivating listeners with her expert dynamics and dramatic flair. For some real New York City romance, join Reeves in her "home away from home" in the Big Apple: the House of Swing.

Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland: Crosscurrents

Rose Theater • 8:00PM

Fri, May 4 • Sat, May 5

Crosscurrents is an international super-group led by 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassist Dave Holland and the world's foremost tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain. Holland is a famously versatile bassist who has led numerous Grammy Award-winning bands and anchored groundbreaking groups led by Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, and Jack DeJohnette. Hussain is a living master of the 3,000-year-old tabla percussion tradition and "one of the architects of modern world music." (NPR) Crosscurrents' extraordinary lineup also features American saxophonist Chris Potter, called "the most compelling saxophonist of his generation" (Detroit Free Press), plus four of India's most progressive musicians: guitarist Amit Chatterjee, pianist Louiz Banks, drummer Gino Banks, and the worldwide-celebrated vocalist Shankar Mahadevan