Jazz pianist, vocalist, and “ingenious” arranger Matt Ray (New York Times) takes us through an evening highlighting the music of one of the essential architects of the classic American Songbook. To help him, he enlists cabaret star Bridget Everett and the enchanting singer Kat Edmonson, who delivers...
Atrium 360° Called a “post-modernist Bessie Smith” with “a voice that would sound equally at home on an opera stage or a disco 12-inch” (Village Voice), the composer and vocalist Imani Uzuri creates concerts, experimental theater, performance art, theater compositions, chamber-orchestra comp...
The last time Lizz Wright performed as a part of American Songbook in 2009, the New York Times described the Georgia-born singer-songwriter as “an awesome talent [who] stands in a direct line of descent from Odetta through Tracy Chapman, singers whose source of sustenance is the African-American spi...
One story that downtown cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond likes to tell involves Bond's seven-year-old self singing The Carpenters’ “Superstar” at school during show-and-tell from behind the classroom TV set. Fast forward to the present and the performance artist and transgender trailblazer has finall...
Randy Newman has had to cancel his forthcoming show in Lincoln Center's American Songbook on March 26, 2018, due to a severe knee condition for which he needs to undergo surgery. Newman says: “I feel terrible about having to cancel this date. I was looking forward to playing. I apologize for whateve...
Michael Feinstein continues the Jazz & Popular Song series with a glamorous tribute to an American national treasure: the enchanting Lena Horne (1917–2010). Horne was an iconic singer, dancer, actress, and activist who began her career at age 16 in the Cotton Club choir line, appeared in such mu...
Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone were two of the most uncompromising vocalists and activists of the 20th century. In Singing Protest & Memory, the fiery rising star vocalist and composer Somi will honor their iconic music and irrepressible spirits. Reflecting on her political truth-telling and voca...
The 21st-century soul man combines his influences into a killer playlist.
Get to know Jackie Hoffman, who brings her irreverent sensibility to American Songbook on January 25.
In conjunction with American Songbook, music journalist James Gavin discusses the lasting legacy of Hoagy Carmichael.
Cloud Cult founder Craig Minowa reflects on the role music has played in his life.
American Songbook's new season encompasses our musical past, present, and future.
A conversation with the singer, songwriter, and arranger
John Paul White's career has been marked by a series of new beginnings.
The Broadway star stays in the moment.
The ultimate holiday shopping source for lovers of the performing arts.
The Nashville indie star picks tunes to inspire you in the kitchen.
Getting to know singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu, who performs as part of American Songbook 2017.
Michael Friedman looks back at the life and legacy of New York theater icon Elizabeth Swados.
Tanya Tagaq talks collaboration, bravado, and mac and cheese.
Author Rob Bowman discusses William Bell and the Stax Records sound.
Sutton Foster and Rhiannon Giddens conclude the 2017 season of American Songbook.
Joan Shelley, who makes her American Songbook debut on March 22, talks about seeing the world through the lens of songwriting.
A brief history of legendary musical storytellers Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire
In conjunction with American Songbook 2017, music critic Will Hermes examines the current state of the American song.
Okkervil River bandleader Will Sheff discusses his influences, evolution, and dream of traveling by hovercraft.
Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie uses her public platform to address serious issues.
Singer-songwriter and best-selling author Rosanne Cash speaks to soul legend William Bell.
Singer Jamie Lidell delves into his own past to impart practical advice for up-and-coming artists.
Andrew Lippa shares seven pieces of practical advice with aspiring musical theater writers.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell reminds us not to underestimate the power of fun.
Liz Callaway, Richard Maltby, and David Shire talk auditions, muses, and the American songbook.
Acclaimed composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa shares a few of his musical influences.
The Tony nominee shares his favorite recordings by five remarkable women.
The Grammy winner on her new album and her upcoming appearance at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook
A conversation between two mezzo-sopranos
Ten must-hear songs by the radiant, eccentric star
Americana favorite Hurray for the Riff Raff is the creation of frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra, a 26-year-old Bronx native who left home at an early age to travel the country before settling in New Orleans to play with a revolving cast of musicians. The band performed in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthous...
Since 1998, American Songbook has been celebrating the creative mastery and diversity of America’s songwriters in some of Lincoln Center’s most intimate venues. The series spans all styles and genres from folk music and Tin Pan Alley to the eclecticism of today’s singer-songwriters. American Songboo...
This intimate performance space is located on the tenth floor of the Samuel B. & David Rose Building on West 65th Street. The Penthouse features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a wraparound balcony with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Lincoln Center campus. The venue is home to ...
Based on the design of a Greek amphitheater with adjustable tiers for multiple seating options, The Appel Room has one of New York City’s most dramatic and breathtaking backdrops: a 50’ by 83’ wall of glass overlooking Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the Manhattan skyline. ...
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educ...
Paving the way to world class performance since 1962, Lincoln Center invites art savants and newcomers alike to see what it feels like to let art in. Renowned for an eclectic mix of thousands of events held annually and a groundswell of creative energy all throughout the masterfully designed campus, you could come every day of the year and still only scratch the surface.