Dizzy's Club

Claudia Acuña: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln

With vocalist Claudia Acuña.

“Claudia sings in the tradition of the great ones. Her sound is her own.” – Abbey Lincoln

Singer-songwriter Claudia Acuña sings primarily in Spanish, but her soulful, crooning alto transcends any language with its powerful sense of freedom and heartfelt emotion. Born in Santiago, Chile, Acuña has built a flourishing career in New York City since moving here in 1995, and she’s now on jazz giant Branford Marsalis’ label, Marsalis Music. Acuña wasn’t well known when she moved here, but, like many aspiring jazz musicians who arrive in New York, she strove to immerse herself in the music, meet fellow musicians at the clubs, and take advantage of the city’s unique opportunities to learn from the greats. “I had the amazing blessing to meet one of my idols, which was Abbey Lincoln,” she told the New York City Jazz Record a few years ago. “She really opened her world to me. She had a lot of stories and experiences and thoughts. Just to be in her presence was a master class.” Acuña has been a regular favorite at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and tonight’s performance will be a tribute to the iconic vocalist who made such an impression on Acuña as she found her path to success.

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

Wed $35; Thur $40