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Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love

Songs We Love was first presented as the 2016 Season Opener at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song. Under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, 3 guest vocalists will join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars. Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Iconic singers to be explored include Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents touring initiative provides an affordable opportunity to present great jazz programming, featuring up-and-coming musicians who have been identified as rising stars by JALC. The initiative also allows for expansion of the mission of JALC “to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy.”

Join Arts Commons Presents TD Jazz to experience New York’s premiere jazz band for an evening of quintessential jazz to blow the roof off the Jack Singer Concert Hall. 

Pre-Show: Keith O'Rourke Trio

“This select group of gifted, intelligent and soulful young musicians come from all walks of life. They are virtuoso performers and dedicated teachers who understand that listeners must be invited into the feeling and tradition of this music. Songs We Love is an entertaining and engaging program that will lift you to a higher place and inspire confidence in the future of Jazz.  This music still has a lot to say to us. Let them show you.”


Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Centre