Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) announced that it is seeking anoperator/tenant of the recording studio housed in its new facility,Frederick P. Rose Hall (FPRH). Opened October 18, 2004, the100,000-square-foot FPRH is the first performing arts facility builtspecifically for jazz, and marks the first extension of the LincolnCenter campus in 10 years. In addition to jazz, FRPH will alsoaccommodate other forms of performing arts, such as opera, dance,orchestral music and film.
Located in the new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (picturedat right), JALC’s $128 million facility will have three majorvenues utilizing recording services: Rose Theater (1,000-pluscapacity), The Allen Room (500-plus capacity) and Dizzy’s ClubCoca-Cola (140 capacity), in addition to the interactive Ertegun JazzHall of Fame and the Irene Diamond Education Center, which houses therecording studio, the Louis Armstrong Classroom and The Edward JohnNoble Foundation Studio.
JALC’s new recording facilities are being designed andcompleted by Sound of Jazz (SOJ), a partnership JALC formed includingspecialists from Artec Consultants Inc. and The Walters-Storyk DesignGroup. Along with FPRH’s world-renowned architect RafaelViñoly, JALC has acquired the widest range of acoustical,electro-acoustical and theatrical design skills available.
The new tenant will assist JALC in its mission to integrate livemusic, recording, audio for video and asset management withstate-of-the-art audio standards. The operator/tenant will install allnecessary professional audio equipment and provide experiencedstaffing. The operator/tenant will participate in all recording doneon-site, working with JALC to record and archive a significantpercentage of FPRH’s jazz performances, as well as periodic JALCeducation programs. The estimated gross revenue of the recordingfacility is projected to be in excess of $1 million annually.
JALC will choose the recording studio operator/tenant from allqualified candidates, both domestic and international, in April2004.