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“Jazz with a view!”

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Ranked #42 of 1,139 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: A performing arts and learning center devoted to jazz performance, education, and presentation. Whatever concert you choose, we promise you'll leave feelin' good! Traveling with a group? Jazz at Lincoln Center's group sales office will coordinate your ticket request and help facilitate a timeless experience for your guests. Groups of 15 or more have access to priority seating, personalized event consultations, special discounts on select shows, backstage tours, and more.
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Dizzy's Club Coca Cola has a wonder view of the city as a backdrop. This adds to the ambience of the club. The staff was very friendly and joked around with the crowd while waiting in line. The service staff was also very friendly and fast. Our group had desserts which were very good. Your best bet is to get reservations. Make reservations for the second performance usually the entertainers are just getting warmed up during the first show. The nights performance was Trio da Paz with special guest Joe Locke (vibraphone), Harry Allen (Sax), Maucha Adnet (Singer). This is a great Brazilian Jazz band who entertained us with some Samba. Romero is well versed on his guitar and he makes this group stand out. Joe Locke lights up the stage and steals the show, he is magnificent! Harry Allen and Maucha are also performing legends. This was a great night and well worth the price.

Thank Jaywee3
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jazzatlinc0ln, Marketing Department at Jazz at Lincoln Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thanks for sharing your experience at Dizzy's! We're glad you had a great time and hope to welcome you back to Jazz at Lincoln Center in the future.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Arrived 5 minutes late for a concert version of Marriage of Figaro by the Budapest Festival Orchestra late in the afternoon on a sunday, because of serious traffic problems in Manhattan. Even though there were at least 5 minutes between the 1st and 2nd act, those who did not get to the performance promptly (about a dozen people) were kept outside the hall for more than 90 minutes till the intermission between the 2nd and 3rd act. This was infuriating, because with all the personnel on hand, they could have easily seated us in 5 minutes. Not only that, there was a somewhat disheveled older woman with shopping bags, who thought she should support management. It turned out that she was just coming to see the performance on the monitors! She must have had eagle eyes, because the monitors were minuscule and the supertitles invisible. Also, I suppose, for some people anything is o.k. as long as they are not paying.

The manager on the floor sent those who were unhappy about management's rigidity to the box office. The clerk on duty there responded to my request for a ticket exchange by offering to sell me a ticket for the same performance later in the week. Naturally, a refund was out of the question. Since I was not satisfied the ticket seller suggested that I speak with manager on the floor or write.

The acoustics of the hall are good, but the supertitles were installed so high above the stage that from the first dozen rows of orchestra seats it was impossible to read the supertitles and view the performers at the same time. In addition looking up for much of the 3 hour and 20 minute performance could cause serious neck pain.

The singing and music were beautiful. However, the story was hard to follow despite diligent study of the summary. It did not help that the singers switched costumes and at times wore cloaks, making it more difficult to figure out what was going on.

In the future, I will only buy a ticket at Lincoln Center shortly before the performance while I am in the vicinity of the venue. Avery Fisher Hall also has a "no late seating" policy despite the fact that there are very long lines to get upstairs, because of their ridiculous and futile bag inspections. In addition, there are extremely long lines for the ladies room at this hall, because these are so inadequate.

1  Thank Wilhelmina87
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jazzatlinc0ln, Marketing Department at Jazz at Lincoln Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're sorry you had difficulty with the performance, however, this Mostly Mozart Festival performance was not a Jazz at Lincoln Center production. We hope you'll join us in the future for a Jazz at Lincoln Center show.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I like my jazz in smaller clubs like Birdland, Blue Note or Iriidium but Lincoln Center is majestic.

Thank movingon014
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jazzatlinc0ln, Marketing Department at Jazz at Lincoln Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thanks for sharing your experience! We're glad you had a great time and hope to welcome you back to Jazz at Lincoln Center in the future.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

You could not ask for a better venue. All of the seats are good and the sound is very good. There are no obstructed views and world class musicians are having fun as well. A good spot for your musically oriented audience.

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We attended a Jack Johnson benefit concert in The Allen Room. The venue is private and the view is amazing! You can see Central Park and the city through the all glass wall. Just beautiful!

Thank Seananderica H
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