Living Music Underground

Some of today’s most exciting art springs from the cracks between genres. Lincoln Center displays its devotion to the cultivation of the next generation of experimental canon with this summer's category-defying Living Music Underground series. Set in the uniquely cavernous acoustical space of Jaffe Drive beneath Josie Robertson Plaza, Living Music Underground features virtuosic soloists and trailblazing ensembles performing compelling programs of instrumental music at the fringes of classical, jazz, experimental, ambient, electronic and pop. The series’ curator and host, Nadia Sirota, is an acclaimed violist, conductor and Peabody Award-winning producer.

Upcoming Living Music events

July 19 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Living Music Underground

Claire Chase

Lincoln Center Presents

July 19 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Series curator Nadia Sirota presents classical musician, flutist, interdisciplinary artist, and educator, Claire Chase.

July 26 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Living Music Underground

Rafiq Bhatia

Lincoln Center Presents

July 26 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Guitarist, composer, producer, and sound artist Rafiq Bhatia shares his meticulously crafted music.

August 02 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Living Music Underground

Josh Johnson

Lincoln Center Presents

August 02 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

Saxophonist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Josh Johnson ignites the Underground stage.

August 09 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
Living Music Underground

JACK Quartet

Lincoln Center Presents

August 09 at 8:00 pm

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

The award-winning JACK Quartet shares its unique and experimental approach to chamber music as part of the Living Music Underground series.

 

 

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Check out Jazz Underground

Curated by the unparalleled Jazz at Lincoln Center team, a handpicked selection of rising stars will congregate to delight audiences. Click here for the series »

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 »

Plan your visit

For the Summer for the City campus map, accessibility, venues, dining, ticketing, and parking, click here »

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

The majority of our events are FREE—with a selection of Choose-What-You-Pay performances. Click here for a ticketing overview »