Chairman’s Circle

The Chairman’s Circle offers the ultimate member experience to our most generous supporters. In addition to all the benefits of the Patrons Program, including concierge ticket service and behind-the-scenes access, Chairman’s Circle members enjoy a curated calendar of events designed to deepen your relationship to the music and your extended Jazz at Lincoln Center family.

Levels and Benefits

Chairman’s Circle

All of the benefits of the Patrons Program, plus

Cool Cats


$4,612 tax deductible

High Hats


$9,512 tax deductible

Band Leaders


$14,174 tax deductible

Jazz Angels


$24,074 tax deductible

Invitation to four open soundchecks with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in Frederick P. Rose Performance Hall

Invitation to annual private JLCO rehearsal and lunch

Two complimentary tickets for Dizzy’s Club Night Out

Two complimentary tickets for Chairman’s Circle Concert Night Out

Two complimentary tickets to Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival, featuring top-flight high school jazz bands from across the country.

VIP pre-sale access to JALC season tickets and special events, one week in advance of the general public

Advance notice of all concerts and special events, including invitation to the Annual Spring Gala

Invitation to an exclusive dinner at JALC featuring Wynton Marsalis and a special guest

Invitation to a private in-home reception with Wynton Marsalis

Two complimentary tickets to a JALC season concert in The Appel Room

Priority waitlist for sold-out JALC concerts

Invitation to Annual Board Holiday Party

Four complimentary tickets to a JLCO season concert in The Appel Room

Opportunity to book a JALC emerging artist for your private event
Artist fees provided by JALC, and goods and services will be applied if benefit is honored

Complimentary all-access virtual pass for one term at Swing U

Blue Engine recording autographed by Wynton Marsalis or featured artist

Recognition in Playbill for a JALC performance in Frederick P. Rose Hall and two complimentary tickets to a performance

Opportunity to meet artists backstage after a Jazz at Lincoln Center performance

Invitation to a JALC artist hosted table at Dizzy’s Club

Premier seating at Dizzy’s Club, including four covers

Complimentary all-access virtual pass for one year at Swing University
Goods and services will be applied if benefit is honored

All tickets subject to availability and arranged upon request

Friends of Jazz

Your donation of $100 or more makes you a Friend of Jazz. These members unlock exclusive benefits, allowing you to make the most of your Jazz at Lincoln Center experience all year long.

Rhythm Club

Rhythm Club is a community of individuals in their twenties, thirties, and early forties that connects jazz enthusiasts and those interested in expanding their knowledge of the art form. Members mingle and enjoy performances and social events while directly supporting the work and mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Patrons Program

In addition to Friends of Jazz membership benefits, a donation of $1000 or more makes you part of our Patrons Program. Patrons enjoy concierge ticket service and behind-the-scenes access that bring you closer to the music.

What benefits come from membership?

As a member, you receive exclusive VIP pre-sale access throughout the season, invitations to special events, discounts to Swing University and Blue Engine Records merchandise, and more.

How is membership different from a donation?

With your membership contribution, you’re supporting Jazz at Lincoln Center while also unlocking exclusive benefits all year long that bring you closer to the music. Part of each membership contribution is tax-deductible. A donation is fully tax-deductible and does not include benefits. If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to our annual fund, visit

What is the membership refund policy?

Due to the nature of charitable contributions, membership gifts are non-refundable.

Are tickets included with my membership contribution?

No, your membership contribution does not include tickets. However, as a member you will be alerted when your VIP pre-sale access begins. Members also receive exclusive ticket discounts and invitations to special events not open to the public.

Can I gift a membership?

Of course! Membership makes a great gift! You may purchase a gift membership for a friend or a family member online or over the phone, the same way you would purchase a membership for yourself.

Will I get a member or patron card?

If you joined or renewed before April 2, 2019, you may continue to use your current membership card until it expires. If your membership expires soon, we look forward to sending you a new card when you renew. Your expiration date and member ID number will not change and will be printed on your new membership card.

How is membership different than a subscription?

Unlike a subscription, which allows you to book tickets to a series of performances, a membership does not involve prepaid packages or large upfront financial commitments. Membership is completely flexible and offers exclusive benefits reserved for members. Best of all, your membership supports Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission to expand a global community for jazz through our education and artistic initiatives.

When and why did the membership program change?

On April 2, 2019, we made some changes to benefits, pricing, and categories of our membership program. These changes will help us better serve the needs of our members and of our organization and the wider global jazz community. With these changes, we want to emphasize Jazz at Lincoln Center’s commitment to organizational sustainability and ensure that the tax-deductible portion of every membership gift goes toward supporting our artistic and education programming.


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