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Jazz at Lincoln Center's new home: a multi-room facility perched above Central Park, with bandstands posed against soaring walls of glass and a dance floor laid out beneath the moon and stars. Scheduled to open in fall 2004, the $128 million, 100,000-square-foot facility will be the world’s first performing arts center designed specifically for jazz.
The Allen Room
A 600-seat performance atrium, also named The Allen Room, provides an informal and intimate setting, with views through a 50-foot-high glass wall overlooking Central Park. Recalling a Greek amphitheater, tiered platforms ascend from the stage level to a dance floor with movable tables and chairs, allowing the audience to interact with the musicians. Beneath a skylight open to the stars, the musicians play against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
The 1,100-1,300-seat concert theater, also named Frederick P. Rose Hall, is designed for jazz but also accommodates opera, dance, theater, film, and orchestral performances, while maintaining a sense of intimacy and involvement between performers and audience. Through the use of movable seating towers, the hall can be set up with a proscenium for opera and dance or can provide the immediacy of a jazz setting by surrounding the musicians with the audience, seated on three levels. The full 90-foot fly and rigging can be closed for concerts so as not to compromise the acoustics. The stage, at 111 feet by 65 feet, is large enough for a full opera production, while the audience chamber measures only 80 feet from stage to uppermost tier.
A 140-seat jazz café in an irregularly shaped room with a traditional balcony level, offering views to Lincoln Center and Central Park. Designed with the intimacy of a nightclub, it provides a venue for ensemble performances and education, as well as informal gatherings, seminars, and other events.
1. The Rose Room
2. The Allen Room
3. Jazz Cafe
4. Lobby and the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame
5. Education, Rehearsal, and Recording Studio
6. Education and Rehearsal Studio
8. Production Office
10. Technical Operations Center
11. Back Stage Entrance
12. Green Room
13. Dressing Rooms