Called “a jazz eminence, and an ambassador from an earlier time who never lost his hunger for fresh inspiration” by the New York Times, Jimmy Heath was a guiding force in the jazz community with a career spanning more than seven decades. The life and work of Jimmy Heath—legendary saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator, and NEA Jazz Master—will be honored in a musical celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

The celebration will be open to the public, and the general seating area will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating in Rose Theater is limited, and Jazz at Lincoln Center reserves the right to close admission based on capacity.

The Jimmy Heath Memorial Celebration will webcast live via