Jazz at Lincoln Center: Celebrating Chick Corea

New York, NY (January 4, 2022) – Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor the music and legacy of late jazz icon Chick Corea in Rose Theater on January 13–14 at 8:00 p.m. with Celebrating Chick Corea. Directed by Corea’s longtime bandmate, bassist John Patitucci, the concerts will bring together collaborators and band members from throughout Corea’s nearly six-decade musical career to perform some of his most beloved and influential compositions, spanning his genre-bending contributions to straight-ahead jazz, jazz fusion, avant-garde, Latin jazz, classical progressive rock, and more.

The all-star lineup paying tribute to Corea will include Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis on trumpet; singer and activist Rubén Blades; banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck; flutist Hubert Laws; pianists Renee RosnesBilly Childs, and Geoffrey Keezer; jazz fusion guitarist Frank Gambale; bassists Christian McBride and Carlos Henriquez; drummers Steve Gadd, Dave WecklBrian Blade, and Marcus Gilmore; percussionist Luisito Quintero; trumpeter Mike Rodriguez; and saxophonists Eric MarienthalSteve WilsonRavi Coltrane, and Chris Potter. The evening also includes a reunion performance by the members of Corea’s Grammy-nominated Elektric Band, featuring Marienthal, Gambale, Patitucci, Weckl, and Keezer. The musicians will be joined by Corea’s longtime recording engineer, Bernie Kirsh, who will mix sound for the concert.

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Celebrating Chick Corea

Corea passed away in February 2021, leaving behind an incomparable legacy as a composer, performer, and bandleader whose work inspired generations of musicians. He was a frequent and much-loved guest of Jazz at Lincoln Center, performing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and as a soloist, as well as curating shows at Dizzy’s Club and The Appel Room. In 2013, Jazz at Lincoln Center recognized Corea’s monumental contributions to jazz with a week-long festival dedicated to his music, placing him in the company of legendary performers including John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, and making him the only living artist in JALC’s history to receive this honor. 

Alongside Celebrating Chick Corea, JALC will further commemorate the maestro’s career with Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience with Elio Villafranca and Friends at Dizzy’s Club on January 13 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. These concerts will delve into Corea’s music from an Afro-Caribbean-meets-jazz perspective led by pianist and composer Elio Villafranca, whom Corea hand-picked to perform at Dizzy’s during the 2013 Chick Corea Festival. Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience will feature an international and intergenerational lineup of acclaimed jazz artists selected by Villafranca to express the wide-ranging musical influences of Corea’s music, with Scott Wendholt on trumpet, Donny McCaslin on tenor sax, Edward Perez on bass, Domo Branch on drums, and Mauricio Herrera on percussion.

Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience with Elio Villafranca and Friends

Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

Tickets for Celebrating Chick Corea are available for purchase via jazz.org/chickcorea

Health and Safety Guidelines

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 jazz.org.

Jazz at Lincoln Center requires 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.

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 a 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: https://www.clearme.com/healthpass). 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: https://epass.ny.gov), both requiring an accompanying photo ID.

Vaccines are now available for children ages 5–11, and fully vaccinated children are welcome at FPRH, two weeks after they have received their final dose. Proof of vaccination is required but Photo ID for children under 12 will not be required as long as they are accompanied by a parent/guardian with valid photo ID.

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 reasonableaccommodations@jazz.org for further information.

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $40 and up dependent upon seating section.

Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Hot Seats are available only in person at the Box Office, with a maximum of two tickets per person. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

*Please note that a $3.50 Jazz at Lincoln Center Facility Fee applies to ALL ticket purchases, with the exception of $10 Hot Seats. A $7 handling fee also applies when purchasing tickets from CenterCharge or when purchasing tickets online via jazz.org.

All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.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:
Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No weekend hours except on performance days.

Center Charge hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Livestream tickets:
Virtual ticket: $25.00
Subscriber Price: $20.00
Member Price: $0 – $20.00

Each ticket purchase helps support Jazz at Lincoln Center.

To learn more about becoming a member, visit jazz.org/membership.

On the day of the concert premiere, ticket holders will have access to the broadcast through a private password protected webpage link shared via email.

Additional information may be found at jazz.org.

Danilo Navas
Founder, Editor, Webmaster: Latin Jazz Network, World Music Report, Toronto Music Report. A passionate and committed communicator with a sensibility for the arts based in Toronto, Canada.

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