Dizzy's Club

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Hugh Masekela

With the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra.

Manhattan School of Music’s programs of study for Jazz Arts majors are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, arrangers, and jazz educators in preparation for careers in jazz music. Systematic and rigorous conservatory training, combined with a myriad of performance and networking opportunities in New York City, makes this program one of the richest of its kind for emerging jazz musicians. 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. Tonight, under the leadership of conductor and arranger Jim McNeely, the Jazz Orchestra will pay a timely tribute to world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer, and defiant political activist, Hugh Masekela. After coming under the tutelage of Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong, Masekela went on to enjoy a prolific career, releasing over 40 solo albums and collaborating with many of the world’s greatest. His 1986 anti-apartheid anthem “Bring Home Nelson Mandela” became a rallying call around the world for Mandela’s release from prison, and now, 25 years after the end of apartheid in South African, the musicians of the future celebrate this singular icon.

Visitor Info

Dizzy's Club
Broadway and 60th Street
5th Floor


Set Times*

7:30 & 9:30pm nightly

Late Night Session Tues-Sat

Doors Open at 11:15pm

*unless otherwise noted


Reserve by phone
In person after 6pm

daily at the club

Price Info

Mon: First Set $40; Second Set $35