Dizzy's Club

Songs of Freedom with music direction by Ulysses Owens, Jr. featuring René Marie, Theo Bleckmann, & Alicia Olatuja

With music director and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. pianist Mike King, guitarist David Rosenthal, bassist Richie Goods,and vocalists Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, and René Marie.

Grammy Award–winning drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. revamps an extraordinary show originally premiered to sold-out audiences in The Appel Room. Initially developed by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Songs of Freedom has since become a critically acclaimed album and nationally touring project. The powerful program explores the 1960s’ quest for freedom and civil rights through the work of three prolific and uncompromising artists: Joni Mitchel, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone. Each of these indelible musicians expressed freedom in her own way; Mitchell sang about the freedom of love, Lincoln’s lyrics expressed the freedom of her individuality and race, and Simone demanded freedom through political song. Three singular voices of contemporary music will help Owens explore the depth of those legacies: the thoughtfully eclectic Theo Bleckmann, who exemplifies the notion of “voice as instrument;” Brooklyn’s own internationally rising star Alicia Olatuja, known for navigating jazz traditions with a taste of gospel and R&B; and Rene Marie. Experience the full power of Songs of Freedom in the unmatched intimacy of Dizzy’s Club.

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

Thu-Fri $40; Sat $45; Sun $30