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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola January 2017 Lineup Anounced

                        Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
             January 2017 Lineup ANNOUNCED


Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola January 2017 Lineup:

Sunday, January 1, 2017 (please note sets are at 7pm and 9pm)
Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio

Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant with pianist Aaron Diehl, bassist Paul Sikivie, and drummer Lawrence Leathers
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a breathtaking young vocalist who has taken the jazz world by storm. Through original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems, Salvant assimilates a vast lineage of jazz vocalists into her own powerful and distinct expression. The 26-year-old recently won the 2016 Grammy Award® for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and she continues to lead critics' polls and sing at top venues around the world.
Cover: $45

Club is closed on Monday, January 2, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Brandi Disterheft Trio with Harold Mabern and Joe Farnsworth

“Blue Canvas” Album Release Party
With pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Brandi Disterheft, and drummer Joe Farnsworth

Juno Award-winning Brandi Disterheft is a formidable bassist, vocalist, and composer who just released her latest album, Blue Canvas. For her Dizzy’s Club album release party, she is bringing two master musicians and close collaborators to the stage: drummer Joe Farnsworth, and the 80-year-old jazz veteran Harold Mabern, who has played with icons like Wes Montgomery, Sarah Vaughan, and Jackie McLean. Having recorded multiple albums together, the chemistry between Disterheft and Farnsworth is unmistakable. The trio brings a night of pure, hard-swinging jazz that showcases Disterheft’s strong originals and the group’s expert take on favorites by composers like Clifford Brown and Tadd Dameron.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Billy Harper Quintet

With tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Francesca Tanksley, drummer Aaron Scott, and bassist Hwansu Kang

Billy Harper is an explosive tenor saxophonist and a distinctive hard bop composer. Since moving to New York in 1966, he has been a mainstay on the jazz scene and has worked with a long list of the greats, including an ongoing role in the all-star band The Cookers. Harper also has a history of putting together some serious quintets of his own, dating back to 1975’s acclaimed album Black Saints and 1979’s Billy Harper Quintet Live in Europe (Fred Hersch’s debut recording). His new quintet is another powerhouse ensemble that eagerly takes on Harper’s fiery compositions. This one-night-only engagement promises to be a virtuosic display of Harper’s widely appealing, yet confidently edgy brand of bop.
Cover: $30
Student: $20


Thursday, January 5, 2017
John Beasley’s MONK’estra

With pianist/music director John Beasley; trumpeters Bijon Watson, Brian Lynch, Scott Wendholt, and Brian Swartz; trombonists Conrad Herwig, Frank Lacy, and James Burton; saxophonists Danny Janklow, Oliver Santana, Greg Tardy, Dave Riekenberg, and Adam Kolker; bassist James Genus; and drummer Terreon Gully

The Grammy Award® nominated MONK’estra is an all-star collective of musicians led by John Beasley, an ambitious pianist whose extensive career has ranged from playing keyboard in the bands of Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard to spending years as the lead arranger for American Idol. He has assembled an astounding lineup for this project (as a trombone section of Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Conrad Herwig should indicate!). Beasley has always been a fan of Monk, and with this band he presents sprawling big band arrangements that fully embrace Monk’s eccentricities and humor. These new arrangements revisit Monk’s iconic melodies and rhythms, imbuing them with an added emphasis on the New Orleans spirit, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and hip hop influences. The group’s debut album has been extremely well received with its well-paced mix of meticulously arranged ensemble passages and spitfire solo sections. The music is full of surprises, but the original essence of Monk’s writing shines throughout.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

Friday-Saturday, January 6-7, 2017
Herlin Riley
With drummer Herlin Riley, bassist Russell Hall, saxophonist Godwin Louis, trumpeter Bruce Haris, and pianist Emmet Cohen

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley’s sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy’s, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis.
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45
Student: $25


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio (7:30pm)

With pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa, and  drummer Ruy Lopez-Nussa
Internationally-renowned Cuban pianist and composer Harold Lopez-Nussa returns after a successful Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in October 2016. He has won such awards as First Prize and Audience Prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Solo Piano Competition, and he has worked with such leading voices as Chucho Valdés, Christian Scott, Stefon Harris, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, and with top symphony orchestras in Cuba. Lopez-Nussa’s international appearances often take place at major festivals, and it will be a special treat to witness his artistry in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s most intimate venue.
Cover: $30
Student: $15


Sunday, January 8, 2017
Sammy Miller and the Congregation

With trumpeter Alphonso Horne, saxophonist Ben Flocks, trombonist Sam Crittenden, pianist David Linard, bassist John Snow and drummer Sammy Miller

Sammy Miller and the Congregation is a swinging young jazz band on a mission to bring “joyful jazz” to the masses. Led by charismatic drummer Sammy Miller, they perform frequently at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Late Night Dance Sessions and have proven to be one of the liveliest party-starting bands in town. In November 2016, Miller led the big band version of the Congregation in The Appel Room for a “battle of the big bands,” one of the most enthusiastically praised concerts in recent memory. This evening’s performance will highlight the talents of superb young players with a refreshingly loose and lighthearted performance style, a group whose genuine, infectious love of swinging jazz spreads to the audience in no time.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

Monday, January 9, 2017
Virtuoso pianist Eric Lewis has had a stunning career trajectory; a Thelonious Monk Competition winner widely known for his work with jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones, he has since achieved major success in his solo career as ELEW. His intense “rockjazz” style has captured widespread attention and earned him fans within and beyond the jazz community, leading to appearances at TED Conferences, America’s Got Talent, and a performance for President Obama and his family at the White House. This show will feature selections from his recently recorded release: To The Republic, ELEW’s anticipated return to the trio format. Audiences will get to hear the extraordinary jazz chops for which ELEW has long been renowned, as well as some of the unique ways in which he incorporates rock and pop into his distinct musical brand.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
James Morrison Quartet

With trumpeter James Morrison, guitarist William Morrison, bassist Harry Morrison, and drummer Patrick Danao
Australian trumpeter James Morrison is a world-renowned artist who has played with legends including Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Wynton Marsalis. He has also recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra for the album More Jazz Meets the Symphony; performed with artists, bands and orchestras around the world including Phil Collins, Chaka Kahn, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra; and has performed for two United States Presidents and Queen Elizabeth II. This level of popularity and demand started early for Morrison, who made his United States debut at the Monterey Jazz Festival when he was only 16 years old. The quartet for the evening features his sons William and Harry, as well as drummer Patrick Danao. Morrison recently performed some excellent sets of pure, swinging jazz at Dizzy’s Club, and this one will be an exciting debut of a new lineup.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
James Morrison and the James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra
With conductor/artistic director James Morrison
Australian trumpeter James Morrison is a world-renowned artist who has played with legends including Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Wynton Marsalis, and the London Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. He is also a dedicated educator who leads the James Morrison Academy of Music at the University of South Australia. Morrison and his internationally recognized faculty welcome some of the most talented upcoming artists and help them learn how to perform and create music. Fans of big band jazz can feel good about supporting the music’s future while enjoying high quality music performed by an exceedingly talented group of young adults.

Cover: $35
Student: $20

Thursday-Sunday, January 12-15, 2017
Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
With trumpeter Nicholas Payton, bassist Vicente Archer, drummer Joe Dyson, percussionist Daniel Sadownick, and DJ Lady Fingaz
GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter, pianist, and composer Nicholas Payton is considered one of the top musical voices of our time. In addition to his work with artists ranging from Trey Anastasio and Ray Brown, to Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Wayne Shorter, he is also a very successful bandleader. Proficient in settings from solo performances and duos all the way to a 21-piece big band and his own full orchestral work, Payton always gives his full attention and respect to the task at hand.  He will treat guests at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to a unique quintet, featuring three constantly creative rhythm section players with fully loaded resumes of their own and the celebrated DJ and turntablist DJ Lady Fingaz.
Cover: Thu, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $30
Student: $20

Monday, January 16, 2017 (please note set times are 7pm and 9pm)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLCYO) consists of 20 exceedingly talented and dedicated high school students in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, and CT). Members have the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training and performance opportunities. The JLCYO rehearses weekly in Frederick P. Rose Hall, the state-of-the-art home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. During these rehearsals, students learn big band repertoire and performance techniques from JLCYO Director Vincent Gardner, as well as members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing & Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis. Come support young jazz musicians and hear some of the most dedicated up-and-comers in jazz.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Eli Yamin and the Astro Intergenerational Arkestra

Message from Saturn Album Release
Pianist, composer, and educator-extraordinaire Eli Yamin returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with his latest release, Message from Saturn. This new project is a space odyssey inspired by Sun Ra and Mary Lou Williams, and it explores the core components of the blues and its healing powers. Drawing inspiration from Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite and a comment from Sun Ra – “I just got a message from Saturn. We’re not playing enough blues” – Message from Saturn teaches audiences about the nature of the blues and jazz through clever analogies and a cosmological story. Though the epic story entertains throughout, the  music unfolds as an unpredictable and enjoyable suite of swinging jazz and blues – much of which is purely instrumental –supplemented by grand overtures more often associated with musical theater. Yamin’s band of hard-swinging jazz veterans brings out the ecstasy in the music, and it was clearly written with enthusiasm for listeners of all ages.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band

With trombonist Chris Washburne, trumpeter John Walsh, saxophonist Ole Mathisen, pianist Hector Martignon, bassist Leo Traversa, and drummer Vince Cherico

S.Y.O.T.O.S. (See You On The Other Side), founded in 1992 by trombonist Chris Washburne, features some of the best Latin jazz players in New York City, including alumni from the bands of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto. SYOTOS pushes Latin jazz into uncharted waters, with a postmodern mix that embraces dissonance and weaves contemporary up-tempo beats with a driving sound. This boundary-breaking band combines Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, gospel, rock, and contemporary classical music – “Think Tito Puente meets James Brown meets Charles Ives!” This performance will showcase Afro-Latin jazz instrumental versions of classic rock songs from the 1960s and ‘70s, taking audiences on a psychedelic trip through the music of Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Lou Reed.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Emmet Cohen’s Masters Legacy Series featuring Jimmy Cobb

With pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Alex Claffy, drummer Jimmy Cobb, and saxophonist Godwin Louis

Every jazz fan has his or her favorite record with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb on drums, from Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue to John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. Cobb has chosen to celebrate a number of his birthdays at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and tonight he joins us again in celebration of his 88th! Leading the trio is pianist Emmet Cohen, one of New York’s rising jazz stars. Cohen recently recorded the first record of what will become a Masters Legacy album series, and Cobb was the featured “master” on this inaugural record. The evening will also be the official record release show, adding to the excitement of Cobb’s birthday celebration. The repertoire includes classics that Cobb recorded with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Wynton Kelly, Cannonball Adderley, and David Fathead Newman, as well as originals by Cohen. As Christian McBride says in the album’s liner notes, “Jimmy Cobb embodies the sustained, indomitable power of the swing groove,” and this performance will demonstrate why Cobb remains such an in-demand and widely imitated artist.

Cover: $40
Student: $25


Friday-Sunday, January 20-22, 2017
Buster Williams & Something More

With saxophonist Steve Wilson, pianist George Colligan, drummer Lenny White, and bassist Buster Williams

Buster Williams, once a sideman renowned for his work with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jimmy Heath, Betty Carter, and others, now leads his own groups under the name “Something More.” Of this title, Williams says: “Music should be an experience. It shouldn’t be something that’s understood by mathematics or by categories. The objective is to always give the audience something more.” While the members of Something More rotate from project to project, their individual and collective standards of performance – as well as their long, diverse lists of musical accomplishments and collaborations – never falter. For this performance, the revered bassist brings Steve Wilson, George Colligan, and Lenny White to the stage.
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $30
Student: $20


Monday, January 23, 2017
Monday Nights with WBGO: The Spirit of Django
Featuring Sam Reider, Justin Poindexter, and Alphonso Horne

With accordionist Sam Reider, guitarist Justin Poindexter, trumpeter Alphonso Horne, violinist Alex Hargreaves, guitarist Roy Williams, bassist Dave Speranza, and drummer Arthur Vint
The Spirit of Django performance is Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut of Thunderswamp, a new group co-led by accordianist Sam Reider and guitarist Justin Poindexter of Silver City Bound (formerly known as the club-packing “Amigos”). Joined by a hot collective of trumpeter Alphonso Horne, violinist Alex Hargreaves, guitarist Roy Williams, bassist Dave Speranza, and drummer Arthur Vint, they will celebrate the immortal music and spirit of gypsy jazz legend, Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt is an enduring favorite whose timeless tunes and virtuosic guitar playing have made him hugely popular both in and out of jazz circles, and the evening’s musicians have the perfect instrumentation and personalities to bring it to life.

Cover: $30
Student: $20


Tuesday,  January 24, 2017
Fahir Atakoglu Trio

With pianist Fahir Atakoglu, bassist Alain Caron, and drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez

Pianist and composer Fahir Atakoglu is an internationally celebrated musician who blends the music of his native Turkey with influences from the United States, Central and South America, and Europe. His trio features the great Cuban drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and the celebrated Canadian bassist Alain Caron. As demonstrated on their recent release, Live at Umbria Jazz, the group achieves a distinct musical blend in which Turkish melodies blend enticingly into the context of a high-precision, high-powered trio jazz. For one evening only, Jazz at Lincoln Center will channel their huge, energetic feel that is well-suited for festivals like Umbria, into its most intimate setting.

Cover: $30
Student: $20

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Miho Hazama and m_unit

Tokyo-born composer Miho Hazama is one of New York’s most distinctive young talents. Lauded in DownBeat as one of “25 for the Future,” Hazama is a classically-trained, jazz-oriented pianist with a bold and unique compositional voice. Her 13-piece jazz chamber orchestra m_unit includes strings, horns, woodwinds, and a piano/bass/drums rhythm section. The group moves fluidly through a distinct hybrid of big band jazz, contemporary classical music, and pop that gives ample attention to both swinging jazz solo sections and sweeping, through-written passages that make full use of the eclectic instrumentation. The musicians are spectacular and the music is well-written and full of surprises, making it more accesible for listeners without a lot of experience with jazz.
Cover: $30
Student: $20


Thursday, January 26, 2017
Riley Mulherkar Ensemble: In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee

With trumpeter Riley Muherkar, alto saxophonist Patrick Bartley, pianist Jeb Patton, bassist Clovis Nicolas, and drummer Sammy Miller
Trumpeter Riley Mulherkar is a rising star known both for his great playing and for his leadership. In September 2016, Jazz at Lincoln Center audiences witnessed his talent as music director for Dee Dee Bridgewater. He is bringing his own ensemble to the club, featuring four of New York’s finest young talents: Patrick Bartley, Jeb Patton, Clovis Nicolas, and Sammy Miller. Together, they will take audiences through the musical story of Dizzy Gillespie, from his Swing Era upbringing, through his quintessential innovations in bebop, and to his powerful integration of jazz and Afro-Cuban music. It will be an energetic and swinging affair, showcasing some of the greatest jazz music in history as well as some of jazz’s most dedicated and gifted future stars.

Cover: $30
Student: $20


Dizzy Gillespie Festival, January 27-29, 2017

Friday-Sunday, January 27-29, 2017
Have Trumpet, Will Excite! With Bruce Harris: Dizzy at 100
With trumpeter Bruce Harris
Bruce Harris is an immensely talented rising star trumpeter seen regularly at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola alongside New York’s most swinging musicians. He recently led a hip exploration of bebop pioneer Fats Navarro at Dizzy’s and then kicked off the 2016 Generations in Jazz Festival. Now, as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Gillespie Festival, Harris will once again exemplify our mantra that “all jazz is modern.” He always brings together some of New York’s most in-demand musicians, and we can’t wait to hear their take on Harris’ chosen Dizzy tunes.
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $30


Friday-Sunday, January 27-29, 2017
Kush to Cool: A Tribute to Diz featuring Theo Croker

With trumpeter Theo Croker
Only 30 years old, Theo Croker is a trumpeter and composer who has thoroughly captivated audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike. He plays with stars like Dee Dee Bridgewater, works in the bands of some jazz’s hippest young artists, and leads acclaimed groups of his own.  As part of our Dizzy Gillespie Festival, Croker will pay tribute to Dizzy in a program he calls Kush to Cool. Croker is well-versed in authentic jazz traditions, but it’s safe to assume that he’ll add his own genre-bending twists to the repertoire, exploring how seemingly simple rhythm section variations can change the fundamental feel of a song, and repositioning quick, spitfire melodies into hooks and foundations for improvisation
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $30
Student: $20

Monday, January 30, 2017
New Century Jazz Quintet

With trumpeter Benny Benack, alto saxophonist Tim Green, pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.

The New Century Jazz Quintet is comprised of five of the best rising star musicians from New York City and Japan, including two (Owens and Benack) named by Wynton Marsalis as top picks for the “Next Generation of Jazz Greats.” Over the past couple of years, the group has performed to enthusiastic New York audiences at Dizzy’s Club and throughout Japan, leaving no question that they are all key players in the future of jazz. Featuring original compositions and arrangements by every member of the band, plus tunes by such artists as Terence Blanchard, John Coltrane, and Mulgrew Miller, this will be an evening of great music performed by some of our finest young musicians.
Cover: $30
Student: $20


Tuesday-Thursday, January 31-February 2, 2017
Javon Jackson Band

With saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianist Jeremy Manasia, bassist David Williams, and drummer Willie Jones III

Saxophonist Javon Jackson is a former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers who has since played with major artists like Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones, in addition to leading his own groups. Jackson has a knack for putting together stellar rhythm sections, capable of supporting his commanding sound before taking their own turns in the spotlight. The sets will continue that streak, as he performs with the same A-list quartet that he brought to Dizzy’s Club for a hip birthday celebration in 2015. In addition to his artful contributions as a saxophonist, Jackson is greatly respected for leading the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz.
Cover: Tue $35 / Wed $30 / Thu $40
Student: $25


Doors open at 11:15pm every Tuesday through Saturday for Late Night Sessions featuring some of jazz’s most talented up and coming artists, with a special invited jam session on Thursdays and Saturdays. During the month of January, Julian Lee hosts the jam sessions.
Full Price: Tuesdays and Wednesdays $5; Thursdays and Fridays $10; and Saturdays $20. Student Price: Tuesday – Friday $5; and Saturday $10.


Tuesday-Saturday, January 3-7, 2017


Tuesday-Saturday, January 10-14, 2017

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Chris Pattishall

Tuesday-Friday, January 17-21, 2017

Tuesday-Saturday, January 24-28, 2017
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Evan Sherman Entourage (1/24, 1/25 and 1/27)

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Evan Sherman Big Band (1/26)

LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Evan Sherman Big Band (1/28)

Tuesday-Friday, January 31-February 4, 2016



Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.


Call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jazz.org/dizzys.

Dinner and drinks served nightly Minimum of $10 applies to all.

General Admission: $20-$45 (unless noted otherwise).

Students: $5-$30 with valid student ID (selected sets only).

Late Night Session: $5-$20.


Headliner sets are 7:30pm, 9:30pm (unless noted otherwise).


Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director, Public Relations
Jazz at Lincoln Center