Juilliard Jazz Announces 2019-20 Season

Mike Lawson • News • September 3, 2019

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Juilliard Jazz, under the leadership of Juilliard alumni Wynton Marsalis (director), and Aaron Flagg (chair and associate director), has announced its 2019-20 season.

It features the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles, and the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble, which is made up of the program’s most advanced musicians.

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra performs at Alice Tully Hall and Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater and has its annual weeklong residency at Dizzy’s Club. Juilliard Jazz Ensembles play more than 50 on- and off-campus performances, including international tours and performances at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Blue Note.

This fall, Juilliard Jazz welcomes the first vocal arts students to its new voice master’s degree program. The newest faculty members in Juilliard Jazz are Charenée Wade (Voice) and Carla Cook (Jazz Voice Class). Members of the advisory committee, Carla Cook, Kurt Elling, Hilary Gardner, Lenora Helm, Carmen Lundy, Dianne Reeves, and Charenée Wade, will also be involved in the program through master classes, guest coachings, or through other roles.

Photo of Wynton Marsalis by Piper Ferguson.

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