Dizzy's Club

Ralph Peterson Gen-Next Big Band

Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

With drummer Ralph Peterson.

Our Art Blakey Centennial Celebration kicks off at Dizzy’s Club with the Gen-Next Big Band led by Ralph Peterson—the only drummer ever to play in the band alongside the legendary drum maestro himself. Peterson now continues that legacy with a two-drummer big band featuring a multigenerational array of primarily young talent. It’s a fitting tribute to Blakey, who famously loved to play with up-and-comers, and whose band served as a launching ground for artists from Wayne Shorter and Lee Morgan to Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, and Ralph Peterson himself. Enjoy some hard-swinging big band jazz as we celebrate 100 years and counting of the timeless drummer, bandleader, and mentor Art Blakey.

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 $35