Dizzy's Club

Swinging Tribute to Joe Wilder

Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar, and Music Director Rufus Reid- Bass Russ Kassoff- Piano Ed Laub - guitar (in duo with Bucky) Warren Vache, trumpet Jimmy Owens, trumpet Loren Schoenberg, tenor saxophone Bill Charlap, piano (7:30 set only) Nicki Parrott, bass Russell Malone, guitar Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone Gene Bertoncini, guitar James Chirillo, guitar Henry Nowak, baritone saxophone

We are proud to host a tribute to trumpeter and living legend Joe Wilder on the week of his 92nd birthday. Over the course of his career, Wilder regularly worked with a virtually incomparable list of jazz icons, including Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Benny Carter, Tony Bennett, Yusef Lateef, Gil Evans, and Hank Jones. One of the first thousand black Marines to serve during World War II, Wilder eventually became Assistant Bandmaster for the headquarters’ band. He enjoyed decades of first-call status as a studio musician and live jazz performer. For his impact on the history of American music–and especially for furthering jazz’s influence on the development of the music industry–his legacy as a national treasure is more than deserved. Join Wilder at Dizzy’s Club as some of his favorite musicians pay him tribute.

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

$20 (with valid I.D.)