Cutting Edge

  • Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

    Drummer Allison Miller is constantly pushing her artistry in new directions, and her adventurous project Boom Tic Boom has received international acclaim for more than a decade. In her music she creates meditative energy as well as a sense of urgency. WSJ critic Martin Johnson hails Miller’s band...

  • Trio 3 - The Farewell Concert

    Trio 3 and special guests deliver the cutting-edge group's final performance. Join Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Bruce Williams, and Vijay Iyer for an unforgettable show.

  • Bill Frisell: Up and Down the Mississippi

    Guitarist Bill Frisell embarks on a profoundly historic musical sojourn realized through his unique embodiment of the the American landscape.

    Originally performed on May 29th, 2015.

    Bill Frisell – guitar
    Greg Osby – alto saxophone
    Craig Taborn – keyboards
    Rudy Royston – drums

  • MONK'estra Septet

    The feel and sound of MONK’estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular style with its off-beat melodies, humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements that have an eye to the future infused with contemporary harmonies, unstoppable grooves, flavored with hints of New ...

  • Jihye Lee Orchestra

    Jihye Lee—a jazz composer and bandleader based in New York—is highly regarded for her personal and adventurous storytelling approach to large-ensemble jazz. She’s written for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and been the recipient of numerous awards including the Duke Ell...

  • Hugh Masekela

    The legendary trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, and lyricist Hugh Masekela presented a retrospective extravaganza in Rose Theater to celebrate his 75th birthday and to mark the 20th anniversary of a democratic South Africa in this timelessly special performance from 2014.

    Since his passing in...

  • Elio Villafranca: Letters to Mother Africa

    Visionary Cuban pianist and composer Villafranca brings us an ambitious and culturally enlightening program. Leading an all-star band, Villafranca examines a wide range of jazz written with great reverence to Africa. Exploring jazz's deep, unifying roots in Africa, Villafranca incorporates musica...

  • Joe Lovano Universal Jazz Ensemble

    On top of being one of the world’s best saxophonists, tenor titan Joe Lovano is also one of the most restlessly creative leaders in music. Nearly all of his projects bring together never-before-heard combinations of creative powerhouses. His latest group features seven artists from across the ent...