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Varis Leichtman Studio

Roots & Rhythms of Latin Jazz, with Bobby Sanabria

Week 3: The Breakthrough – Mario Bauzá and The Machito Afro-Cubans

Cuban born trumpeter, clarinetist, alto saxophonist, Mario Bauzá had been a child prodigy becoming a member of the Havana Philharmonic as a teenager and a featured clarinetist with pianist Antonio Maria Romeu’s Charanga Orchestra. His arrival to NYC in 1926 at the age of 15 with Romeu changed his life as he was inspired by two things – Harlem, and the Paul Whitman Orchestra performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Josh Evans Big Band: To Diz with Love

Trumpeter Josh Evans has performed and recorded with an extraordinary list of artists, including Jackie McLean, Christian McBride, Cedar Walton, Rashied Ali, and Gregory Porter. Tonight at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Evans returns with his Big Band to perform his arrangements of standards and originals. 


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Late Night Session: Nate Sparks Ensemble

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 28th New York Cabaret Convention

Too Marvelous for Words / Stardust: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael & Richard Whiting

Too Marvelous for Words / Stardust: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael & Richard Whiting, hosted by Klea Blackhurst. With Matt Baker, Joie Bianco, Shana Farr, Liam Forde, Eric Yves Garcia, Gregory Generet, Valerie Lemon, Kristoffer Lowe, Tammy McCann, Todd Murray, Josephine Sanges, Billy Stritch, Stacy Sullivan, Carol Woods, and Amra-Faye Wright.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Dizzy at 100 featuring Jon Faddis

Legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis—protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie—returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on what would have been his mentor’s 100th birthday. 


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Late Night Session: Nate Sparks Big Band

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.


Rose Theater - Sound Check

Members' Open Sound Check

Members-only open sound check with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Go behind-the-scenes while the orchestra tunes up for The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook concert! Become a member.


Rose Theater

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook

30th Anniversary Landmark Concert

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has put forth a vast, innovative body of original work, including compositions by band members Victor Goines, Ted Nash, Chris Crenshaw, Marcus Printup, Carlos Henriquez, Vincent Gardner, and Wynton Marsalis. For the first time in Rose Theater, they will treat audiences to a collection of their best compositions.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Late Night Dance Session: Nate Sparks Big Band

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins

Jazz 101 Week Four – The Swing Era

The Swing Era heralded Jazz’s place as the pop music of the day, and some of its finest artists—Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, and more—were also its megastars. 


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Greg Reitan Trio

You’ll hear it again and again: the Greg Reitan Trio is “deep, yet accessible;” “within the tradition, yet finding new possibilities.”


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Oran Etkin’s Reimagining Benny Goodman

Multi-instrumentalist Oran Etkin is known for digging deeply into the sounds of various eras and locations, reimagining them in his own voice. These sets will be a good time for newcomers and longtime jazz fans alike.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Julius Rodriguez

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Roots & Rhythms of Latin Jazz, with Bobby Sanabria

Week 4: The Good Neighbor Policy – Brazil

By the 1940’s two things would happen that would make Brazilian music part of the musical lexicon of North America. Of Portuguese descent, vocalist, actress Carmen Miranda (February 9, 1909 – August 5, 1955) was already a star in Brazil.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Oran Etkin: Gathering Light

For this Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola performance, Oran Etkin brings some of the most distinctive and versatile musicians in contemporary jazz: bassist Ben Allison, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, and drummer Rudy Royston.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

The Mike LeDonne Trio featuring Ron Carter (7:30pm), Buster Williams (9:30pm), and Jimmy Cobb

Pianist Mike LeDonne with bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jimmy Cobb.


The Appel Room

Marilyn Maye

Singer and actress Marilyn Maye is an iconic entertainer whom Ella Fitzgerald praised as one of her absolute favorite singers. Maye appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson an unprecedented 76 times and has performed with legends like Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Michael Feinstein.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

The Georgia Horns featuring Chris Crenshaw, Marcus Printup, Stantawn Kendrick, Kenny Banks, Jr., Kevin Smith, and Brandon McCrae

With trombonist Chris Crenshaw, trumpeter Marcus Printup, tenor saxophonist Stantawn Kendrick, pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith, and drummer Brandon McCrae.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins

Jazz 101 Week Five – BeBop

Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, and more built up a new style called BeBop, bringing a new rhythmic vitality and virtuosity to the music. As the big band wave was just beginning to break, BeBop arrived on the scene as an exciting and controversial new approach to Jazz.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra

The Music of Stefon Harris

These talented young musicians prove that the spirit of swing is alive and well, and that the future of jazz is in extremely capable hands.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Makoto Ozone Trio featuring James Genus and Jeff “Tain” Watts

Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone brings his trio featuring bassist James Genus, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Dean Tsur

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Roots & Rhythms of Latin Jazz, with Bobby Sanabria

Week 5: El Barrio, Da’ Bronx, Puerto Rico

Spanish Harlem located in Manhattan’s East Side had Italians, Jews, Germans, Cubans and of course NYCs transformative community – Puerto Ricans, all striving and thriving. Among them were vocalist Tito Rodriguez, percussionist, composer, arranger, bandleader Tito Puente, and drummer, percussionist Willie Bobo. We will explore the incredible depth, scope, and influence of these native sons of “El Barrio” who would rise to become forces of nature in Afro-Cuban and other forms of Latin jazz.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Dan Nimmer Trio

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) pianist Dan Nimmer has prodigious technique and an innate sense of swing that often recalls his own heroes—Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Erroll Garner, and Art Tatum.


The Appel Room

Nuevo Jazz Latino

30th Anniversary Landmark Concert

Back by extremely popular demand, Nuevo Jazz Latino returns to The Appel Room. This all-star ensemble features some of the greatest young leaders in Afro-Latin music today, including four brilliant Cubans – pianist Elio Villafranca, saxophonist Yosvany Terry, drummer and MacArthur Award-winner Dafnis Prieto, and genius conguero-vocalist Pedrito Martinez – plus two native New Yorkers: trumpet powerhouse Mike Rodriguez and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist, composer, arranger, and educator Carlos Henriquez.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet

Brazilian guitarist, vocalist, and composer Vinicius Cantuaria is a highly respected figure internationally and in New York’s jazz and contemporary music scenes.


Rose Theater

Eliane Elias: From Bill Evans to Brazil

Brazil-born, New York City-based pianist, singer, and composer Eliane Elias is renowned equally for her mastery of straight-ahead jazz, Brazilian music, and the many fusions in between. In this unique Rose Theater concert, audiences will experience two sides of her artistry across two distinct sets. One half of the performance will be dedicated to the iconic Bill Evans Trio, with a band featuring both members of Evans’ final trio: drummer Joe LaBarbera and Elias’ husband, bassist Marc Johnson. The other half of the show is a “Brazilian Journey” through generations of great Brazilian compositions – including songs from Elias’ Made in Brazil, winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. Drummer Rafael Barata and guitarist Rubens de La Corte Eliane and Johnson for this second set.


Visiting Presenter - The Appel Room

The 4th Annual Voice Arts® Awards

Join us for the 4th Annual Voice Arts® Awards, where the world of voice acting is honored and celebrated. Celebrate Lily Tomlin, Ken Burns, Bob Bergen, Keith David, Nancy Cartwright, and many others who have forged the highest levels of creative achievement in art and entertainment.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins

Jazz 101 Week Six – Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Free Jazz

As the 1940s gave way to the 1950s, Jazz developed many new offshoot styles. Cool Jazz arrived, seeking a marriage of BeBop and Swing Era music. Hard Bop sought to infuse bop with Blues and Gospel roots.


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Triangular: The Ralph Peterson Trio featuring The Curtis Brothers

Powerhouse drummer Ralph Peterson was the last drummer selected for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and he has since led a consistently excellent career and worked with dozens of top musicians from the 1980s through today.