Dizzy's Club

The Jazz Messengers: The Legacy of Art Blakey led by Valery Ponomarev

Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

With trumpeter/bandleader Valery Ponomarev, pianist Mamiko Watanabe, bassist Peter Washington, drummer Victor Jones, and tenor saxophonists Don Braden and Steve Davis.

World-renowned trumpeter Valery Ponomarev continues the Art Blakey Centennial Celebration with a hard-swinging tribute to his iconic former bandleader and band in The Jazz Messengers: The Legacy of Art Blakey. As a bandleader, Blakey was best known for his ability to find and hone the sharpest young talent in jazz, from Lee Morgan to Ponomarev himself, who held the trumpet spot right before a young Wynton Marsalis. Ponomarev has already wowed Dizzy’s Club audiences with a big band that he leads in that same spirit, highlighting some of the most talented young jazz musicians. Tonight’s group, however, goes after the classic, small-group energy of the legendary Jazz Messengers, with a lineup featuring five of today’s top instrumentals performing a set of expertly arranged hard bop.

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


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In person after 6pm

daily at the club

Price Info

Fri-Sat $45