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‘Wynton at 60’ Marks Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Return to Live, In-person Concerts

Christian Wissmuller • News • September 15, 2021

On November 18–19, at 8:00 p.m., Jazz at Lincoln Center opens a homecoming season of live, in-person performances in the organization’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. The opening night concert, entitled Wynton at 60, also marks Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis’s 60th birthday and features the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra highlighting his works in small and big band configurations.

Tickets for Wynton at 60 and all Jazz at Lincoln Center 2021–22 season concerts are available for purchase via

Grand Seiko is the title sponsor of Wynton at 60 and official timekeeper of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2021–22 season.

For this celebratory event, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, known for its unprecedented musical range, will take its dynamism to a new level as the group performs a retrospective of Marsalis’s incredible career. Audiences will be treated to select works from across his four decades of composing, arranging, and playing. Marsalis will additionally perform with a small group composed of JLCO members and special guests—something he hasn’t done in Rose Theater since 2011.

Following more than 17 months producing over 1,000 digital programs for a global audience throughout the pandemic, Jazz at Lincoln Center opens the doors of the House of Swing on November 18-19 at full capacity. Jazz at Lincoln Center observes all New York City and New York State guidelines in order for audiences to safely experience live events.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 34th season runs from November 18, 2021 to June 11, 2022. In addition to live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, the organization offers webcast performances, in-person and virtual education programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide, and the release of new Blue Engine Records titles. Concerts during this monumental season re-affirm the art of swing, the engine of musical freedom in jazz. Season concerts honor some of the luminaries of jazz composition rooted in swing—Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, and Jelly Roll Morton—while debuting new works by Cécile McLorin Salvant and Wynton Marsalis.

The complete 2021–22 season chronology is available online:

Health and Safety Guidelines

All guests entering Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) venues must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and/or World Health Organization (“WHO”) for emergency use, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before entry.

Jazz at Lincoln Center has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR, which provides a secure, digital proof of COVID-related health insights via the free mobile app. Guests can use the CLEAR health pass to confirm identity and vaccination status by downloading the CLEAR app (for more details visit

For the most efficient entry possible, we encourage attendees to enroll with CLEAR at least 24 hours before the event. In addition to Health Pass, JALC will also accept physical vaccination cards or NY State’s Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit:, both requiring an accompanying photo ID. We are unable to welcome any attendees under the age of 12 until such time that vaccinations are available for them, and they can show proof of vaccination.

We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community. We very much look forward to welcoming you back 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

To support a safe reopening for in-person events, and in accordance with the advice of medical and public health experts, effective Sept 13, 2021, Jazz at Lincoln Center will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a prerequisite to entering, visiting, and working in its facilities.


Jazz at Lincoln Center will consider, on an individual basis, requests for reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement for individuals with a qualifying medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccination, or who objects to being vaccinated on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices. Please contact for further information.

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