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Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman

With clarinetist Julian Bliss, trumpeter Martin Shaw, vibraphonist Lewis Wright, pianist Neal Thornton, guitarist Colin Oxley, bassist Tim Thornton, and drummer Ed Richardson

English clarinetist Julian Bliss is first and foremost a classical musician, one of the finest of his generation. He’s always loved the music of Benny Goodman, however, and he formed the Julian Bliss Septet as a way to explore the King of Swing’s timeless tunes. The group’s long-running Tribute to Benny Goodman is a joyful, humorous, and authentically swinging affair—and the jazz world has taken notice; the show has packed clubs and concert halls over the past several years, and an 84-year-old Wayne Shorter recently composed his first-ever classical concerto to be performed by Bliss. This concert is an easy recommendation for fans of classic swing music, and it’s also a great opportunity to see an internationally recognized virtuoso in our intimate jazz club. As London’s The Times once wrote, “The Queen did hear one top-class performance: Mozart’s clarinet concerto, played on the authentic basset clarinet by the 17-year-old Julian Bliss. Sinuous, immaculate, and unfussy, he reserved his subtlest powers for the end of the sublime adagio, delivered so quietly that 6,000 people held their breath.”

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Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
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


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In person after 6pm

daily at the club

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