Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-based not-for-profit arts organization, is constructing a recording studio in its Frederick P. Rose Hall facility, located in the new Time Warner Center at

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-based not-for-profit arts organization, is constructing a recording studio in its Frederick P. Rose Hall facility, located in the new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.

The organization is seeking an operator/tenant for the studio, which will serve Frederick P. Rose Hall's three major venues: the 1,000-plus capacity Rose Theater, the 500-plus capacity Allen Room and the nightclub venue Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

The recording facilities are being designed and built by Sound of Jazz, a partnership formed by JALC that includes architect Rafael Viñoly; the Walters-Storyk Design Group, an architectural design and acoustic consulting firm; and Artec Consultants Inc., which specializes in planning and design of performing-arts buildings.

The operator/tenant, to be chosen in April, will install equipment and work with JALC to record and archive jazz performances and education programs.

"We've spoken to a number of different types of candidates," says Walter Thinnes, VP of the Frederick P. Rose Hall. "We've talked to people who are primarily into the recording infrastructure itself, others who do recording and distribution, and others who have an educational interest. We're hoping to be able to tailor the best tenant/operator to our operation, and it's something we're being very flexible about."

As the new home of JALC, the Hall is one of 12 constituent organizations on the campus of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It is the world's first performing-arts facility designed specifically for jazz education, performance and broadcast.