Dizzy's Club

Willie Jones III: Our Man Higgins

With drummer/music director Willie Jones III.

Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman,” Lee Morgan’s “The Sidewinder,” Eddie Harris’ “Love for Sale,” Cedar Walton’s “Bolivia” are a few selections from the jazz canon on which Billy Higgins served as a masterful drummer. On these special evenings, drummer Willie Jones III, Higgins’ most noted protégé, will lead Our Man Higgins to honor the spirit and music of the legendary drummer featured on these most important records.

Now one of the world’s top drummers himself, Willie Jones III is celebrated for his distinct style of rhythmic expression as well as for honoring such monumental influences as Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, and Higgins. Though he has a storied background as a sideman with artists including Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, and Kurt Elling, for the past couple of decades he’s also been producing records—both his own and those of notable contemporaries—on his WJ3 label, with a strong emphasis on swing and traditional jazz rhythms. Don’t miss Jones’ return to Dizzy’s Club in a project near and dear to his heart: Our Man Higgins.

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
212-258-9595
In person after 6pm

daily at the club

Price Info

Cover:
Thu-Fri $40; Sat $45; Sun $35
Student:
$30