Dizzy's Club

Ulysses Owens, Jr. Big Band

With drummer and music director Ulysses Owens, Jr; trumpeters Benny Benack III, Giveton Gellin, Walter Andre Cano, and Summer Camargo; trombonists Michael Dease, Eric Miller, Gina Benalcazar, and Chris Glassman; tenor saxophonists Diego Rivera and Daniel Dickinson, alto saxophonists Erena Terakuba and Alexa Tarantino, pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, vocalist Charles Turner III, and vibraphonist Stefon Harris (December 8 only).

Drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. brings his high-octane Big Band back to Dizzy’s Club. This group is an expansion of the acclaimed New Century Jazz Quintet, which already features five of the best rising star and established musicians from New York City and Japan: Ulysses Owens, Jr., Tim Green, Benny Benack III, Takeshi Ohbayashi, and Yasushi Nakamura. The big band configuration adds 11 worthy instrumentalists to the mix, giving a platform to even more of today’s top voices. The group’s varied repertoire includes originals and a range of tunes by such artists as Terence Blanchard, John Coltrane, and Mulgrew Miller, arranged by a number of talented musicians in the band itself. 

The band’s musical selections offers a strong foundation for improvised solos and big band fireworks in the spirit of the great big band drummers Sonny Payne, Buddy Rich, and Mel Lewis—drummers who inspired Ulysses to create his own big band. Special guests for the weekend include rising star jazz vocalist Charles Turner III (Friday–Sunday) and master vibraphonist and educator Stefon Harris (Sunday).

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

Fri-Sat $45; Sun $35