Dizzy's Club

Our Father Who Art Blakey Big Band

Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

With trumpeter/composer/arranger/music director Valery Ponomarev, drummer Victor Jones, bassist Ruslan Khain, pianist Mamiko Watanabe, alto saxophonists Todd Bashore and Chris Hemingway, tenor saxophonists Peter Brainin and Steven Carrington, baritone saxophonists Anthony Nelson, trombonists Beserat Tafesse, Aleftina Wilcox, Jimmy O'Connel, and Jack Jeffers, and trumpeters Rick Henly, Antoine Drye, Waldron Ricks, and David Adewumi.

Copyright © 2015 The Estate of Art Blakey

World-renowned Russian trumpeter Valery Ponomarev leads “Our Father Who Art Blakey,” a big band tribute to his own former bandleader, Art Blakey. Blakey was best known for his ability to find and hone the sharpest young talent in jazz, from Lee Morgan to Wynton Marsalis, and Ponomarev, who held the trumpet spot right before Marsalis, is no exception. He now leads his own band in the same spirit, highlighting some of the most talented young jazz musicians. Join us at the club for some expertly arranged hard bop, featuring an entire big band of supreme instrumentalists.

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 $40