Use of New York City subway system. Walking about 2 miles; city sidewalks.
Meet a jazz professional! Our special guests are working jazz professionals at the top of their field. This is our opportunity to get a glimpse behind the curtain and ask the questions we’ve always wondered about. Given the nature of the jazz world, we will not know until the time of the program specifically who will join us.
On your own to have what you like.
We'll travel to Columbus Circle, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), for a Road Scholar exclusive “listening party” hosted by Lincoln Center's Jazz Academy. As musicians and scholars play legendary recordings that shaped jazz history, we'll also hear from some of today’s greatest artists as they share the albums and artists that inspired them. In 1991, New York was the first major city to put jazz on a par with opera, ballet, and symphonic music when it was made an official department at the world-renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Under the leadership of JACL’s Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, a team of world-renowned architects and acoustic engineers designed three concert and performance spaces — including Dizzy’s Club — engineered for the distinctive sounds of jazz.
Prior to the performance at Dizzy's Club, we'll have a plated meal. Coffee, tea, water are included; other beverages available for purchase.
Tonight at Dizzy's Club: pianist/bandleader Damien Sneed with a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Then, returning to the hotel, prepare for check-out and departure after our closing session in the morning.