Dizzy's Club

Oliver Lake Big Band

Big Band Mondays

With alto saxophonists Oliver Lake, Bruce Williams, and Darius Jones; tenor saxophonist Sean Berry and Julian Lee; trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, Josh Evans, Duane Eubanks, and Nabate Ilses; trombonists Terry Greene, Alfred Patterson, Andrae Murchison, and Aaron Johnson; pianist Yoichi Uzeki, drummer Chris Beck, and acoustic bassist Robert Sabin.

Composer, arranger, poet, bandleader, and saxophonist Oliver Lake is a true renaissance man, most widely recognized as a composer and as an explosive, piercing saxophonist. For the first time since 2013 at Dizzy’s Club, he will present his highly acclaimed Oliver Lake Big Band. The ensemble packs in an unusually wide range of music, shifting effortlessly from a traditional, heavily arranged big band sound, to the avant-garde, to Outkast’s “The Whole World,” which DownBeat called “the best-ever jazz cover of a hip-hop track” upon its release. While definitely on the wild, modern side of big band jazz, Lake mostly keeps his music accessible enough for fans of the traditional big band sound as well as those with an affinity for jazz’s more experimental possibilities. It’s a captivating blend, one that reinforces the notion that “all jazz is modern.”

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

Mon $40