Jazz Underground

Whether it’s in reference to the subterranean clubs where legendary performers have traditionally honed their chops or to the lingo of the knowingly hip in-crowd, the underground tradition in jazz is an important and lasting part of that music’s history. For the third summer in a row, Jazz at Lincoln Center returns to its roots for a weekly rain-or-shine Jazz Underground Sunday concert series at Jaffe Drive under Josie Robertson Plaza. Curated by the unparalleled Jazz at Lincoln Center team, a handpicked selection of rising star instrumentalists and vocalists will congregate to delight audiences at this pop-up bar and performance stage.

Upcoming Jazz Underground events

July 21 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Jazz Underground

Jalen Baker Quartet

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

July 21 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

The Jalen Baker Quartet plays music from their most recent release Be Still, an album about reflection and new beginnings.

July 28 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Jazz Underground

Jerome Jennings

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

July 28 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Jazz Underground presents Jerome Jennings & ill Philosophy, a celebration of the Black sound tradition(s).

August 04 at 6:00 pm

Summer for the City
Jazz Underground

Caroline Davis' Alula

Lincoln Center Presents
In collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

August 04 at 6:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

A handpicked selection of rising stars and instrumentalists will congregate to delight audiences at this pop-up performance stage.

 

 

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The series features virtuosic soloists and trailblazing ensembles performing instrumental music at the fringes of classical, jazz, experimental, ambient, electronic and pop. Click here »

Full calendar of events

You're invited to hundreds of FREE events, representing a wide array of genres for all ages, from June 12–August 10. Explore the full calendar here »

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Accessibility

Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

How to get tickets

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