Dizzy's Club

Etienne Charles Big Band

With trumpeter/bandleader Etienne Charles, alto saxophonists Immanuel Wilkins and Jordan Pettay, tenor saxophonists John Ellis and Camille Thurman, baritone saxophonist Paul Nedzela, trombonists Dion Tucker, Marshall Gilkes, Gina Benalcazar, and Chris Glassman; trumpeters Jumaane Smith, Walter Cano, Summer Camargo, and Giveton Gelin; pianist Willerm Delisfort, vibraphonist Joel Ross, bassist Carlos Henriquez, drummer Quincy Phillips, and guitarist Alex Wintz (9/8 only).

"Emphatic rhythm has always been the engine oil of a jazz big band, but Mr. Charles has original ways of addressing that history, inherited from his own homeland traditions.” – The New York Times

Etienne Charles is a world-renowned trumpeter, percussionist, composer, bandleader, member of the SFJAZZ Collective, and a recent Guggenheim Fellow. Tonight marks his long-awaited return to Dizzy’s Club and his first appearance with his own big band. Charles’ music incorporates international musical influences in a fluid blend of American jazz, rhythms and traditions from the Caribbean, and inspired sonic discoveries from his exploration of their relationships. Across original compositions and new arrangements of classics, Charles’ repertoire is always diverse, carefully selected, and handled with care and originality. Make sure to experience Etienne Charles in our smallest venue before he returns in June 2020 to headline our 2019–20 season-closing concerts in The Appel Room.

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

Sat $45; Sun $35