Dizzy's Club

Chris Pattishall’s Fictions: Borges in Tango

With pianist/composer Chris Pattishall, trumpeter Alphonso Horne, clarinetist/hulusi player Patrick Bartley, violinist Benjamin Sutin, cellist David Moss, accordionist Sam Reider, guitarist Alex Wintz, and bassist Marty Jaffe

Pianist Chris Pattishall is a mainstay at Jazz at Lincoln Center and throughout the New York City music scene, named by Wynton Marsalis as one of the top-five jazz musicians under 30 to watch. Tonight’s program, entitled Fictions, will be an entirely original program inspired by the short stories of literary master Jorge Luis Borges. Aspiring towards both the brevity and the dense, allusive scope of Borges’ work, the performance consists of “musical miniatures” that draw upon such influences as Argentine tango, Romantic Era symphonic tone poems, and Balkan folk traditions. This eclectic range of music will be performed by a virtuosic improvising octet. It’s an interesting unifying theme that suggests countless possibilities. On paper, the stylistic mix might sound like a lot to take in, but rest assured that Pattishall and his band members are some of the most reliably enjoyable young musicians in New York, consistently challenging themselves without leaving the groove behind. Fictions was commissioned by the Catskills Jazz Factory.

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


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7:30 & 9:30pm nightly

Late Night Session Tues-Sat

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