Carlos Henriquez Octet: The Latin Side of Dizzy

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Carlos Henriquez Octet: The Latin Side of Dizzy

With bassist Carlos Henriquez, pianist Robert Rodriguez, drummer Obed Calvaire, trumpeters Michael Rodriguez and Terell Stafford, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, trombonist Marshall Gilkes, and conga player/vocalist Anthony Almonte


Carlos Henriquez is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s bassist and “an emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom.” (DownBeat) This week at Dizzy’s, he’s leading an all-star octet through a lively exploration of the Latin side of Dizzy Gillespie. As heard in transformative songs like “Manteca” and “A Night in Tunisia,” Gillespie integrated Cuban rhythms with the hot sounds of a modern jazz orchestra, becoming a leading pioneer in the infectious cultural fusion of Latin jazz—a tradition that Henriquez now embodies. Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is a rare virtuoso in both jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions, and he has performed with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. Henriquez regularly headlines concerts in The Appel Room and music directs shows in Rose Theater, so these shows at Dizzy’s are an exciting opportunity to experience his talent in a more intimate setting while enjoying some of Gillespie’s most influential repertoire.

Visitor Info

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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

Tue-Thu $45; Fri-Sat $55