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Monday Nights with WBGO: Theo Croker Big Brother Big Band with special guest Jazzmeia Horn

Big Band Mondays

Theo Croker is a trumpeter and composer who has thoroughly captivated audiences, critics, and fellow musicians since the very beginning of his career. Tonight he will bring his big band to Dizzy’s Club for the first time. They’ll be joined by a very special guest, Grammy Award–nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, a favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center and a featured headliner later this concert season in The Appel Room.



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Sean Mason Trio

Flip Side Sessions

For one set only, you can enjoy the Dizzy’s Club headlining debut of pianist Sean Mason. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Mason now resides in New York City and is studying music at The Juilliard School. Tonight he will perform with his regular working trio of bassist Butler Knowles and drummer Malcolm Charles.


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Immanuel Wilkins

Flip Side Sessions

Alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins makes his headlining debut at Dizzy’s Club in this single-set showcase. Already a hit at Late Night Sessions, new audiences will now get a chance to hear this young talent lead a band. A student of The Juilliard School, Immanuel has already performed throughout the United States and overseas, and he was worked with artists including Jason Moran, the Count Basie Orchestra, Delfeayo Marsalis, Aaron Parks, Gerald Clayton, Gretchen Parlato, Lalah Hathaway, Solange, Bob Dylan, and Wynton Marsalis. We’re lucky to have him in the neighborhood! Any jazz lover should come by and support this exciting young musician.


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Late Night Session: Abdias Armenteros

With soprano and tenor saxophonist Abdias Armenteros, pianist Joe Block, bassist Felix Moseholm, drummer Taurien Reddick, and trombonist Jacob Melsha.


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Jazztopad Festival: Aga Derlak Quintet

The annual Jazztopad Festival at Dizzy’s Club is a must-see showcase for anyone interested in the world of jazz and improvised music. This year, in partnership with Polish Cultural Institute New York, we’re excited to present the Aga Derlak Quintet. Created earlier this year, the band gathers experienced musicians from all around the world under the leadership of pianist and composer Aga Derlak. Derlak’s trio has earned international acclaim over the past few years, and her brand-new quintet is sure to turn some heads as well. They’ve yet to put any music to record, so live and in-person is your only chance to hear this music!


Visiting Presenter - The Appel Room

The Moth and Goalkeepers present

Break Through: Global Stories of Defying the Impossible

Join The Moth for a night of stories from trailblazers working to promote equity in the world. Hear tales of risk and rescue — rich inner journeys, startling discoveries, and hard-won wisdom — from those at the forefront of Global Change.

Each storyteller is a graduate of The Moth’s Global Community Program, which helps to develop the personal stories of extraordinary people from around the world. The program is generously sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hosted by R. Eric Thomas, the show features music by Mazz Swift.


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Buster Williams & Something More

The master bassist Buster Williams, once a sideman renowned for his work with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jimmy Heath, Betty Carter, and others, now leads his own groups under the name “Something More.” Of this title, Williams says: “Music should be an experience. It shouldn’t be something that’s understood by mathematics or by categories. The objective is to always give the audience something more.” While the members of Something More rotate from project to project, their individual and collective standards of performance—as well as their long, diverse lists of musical accomplishments and collaborations—never falter.


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Ogresse

Ogresse—a new musical journey created by vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant—is a delightfully audacious addition to Salvant’s increasingly eclectic body of work. Joining Salvant to bring this dark and romantic fairy tale-like story to life is a 13-piece chamber ensemble led by Darcy James Argue with the MIVOS string quartet.


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Clarice Assad: Viva Brasil!

Clarice Assad is a virtuosic pianist and vocalist, and she is also a prolific composer whose works have been performed by Yo-Yo Ma, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, to name just a few highlights. A brilliant arranger as well, many of her compositions have been written or rearranged for ensembles of multiple sizes, from solo performers to chamber groups and full orchestras. Tonight she will perform as part of a trio, giving audiences an intimate look at her internationally renowned music.


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Juan Andres Ospina Big Band

Big Band Mondays

Composer and bandleader Juan Andrés Ospina brings his Big Band back to Dizzy’s almost one year after blowing audiences away with his debut album release show. For this globally influenced project, Ospina has assembled a dream team of 26 New York City-based musicians hailing from 10 different countries. Join us once more at Dizzy’s Club to experience this soulful, larger-than-life, and beautifully cross-continental music.


Visiting Presenter - The Appel Room

Sound ON: Telling Tales

Sound and stimulation are set to “on” at this new-music series at The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park. The season kicks off with a contemporary complement to our staged production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung, asking how music can tell stories. Hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner, and featuring Philharmonic musicians.


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Mathis Sound Orchestra

Flip Side Sessions

The final night of our 2019 Generations in Jazz Festival begins on a high note with the Mathis Sound Orchestra led by pianist, keyboardist, and composer Mathis Picard. The band is a mid-sized ensemble featuring a rotating cast of today’s top young musicians, each of them amongst the most in-demand players shaping the identity of the modern jazz scene in New York City.


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Endea Owens and the Cookout

Flip Side Sessions

Our final set of the 2019 Generations in Jazz Festival is going to be a party—it always is when Endea Owens and the Cookout are playing. Led by bassist Endea Owens, named Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019, the Cookout is a high-energy, good vibes band comprising six of New York’s finest young jazz instrumentalists and a rotating cast of powerful vocalists. The Cookout performs original tunes and a refreshing assortment of jazz, blues, R&B, and dance hits from across the decades. We’re closing out this year’s festival with a spotlight on the next generation of jazz stars.


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Late Night Session: Keith Brown

With pianist Keith Brown.


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Scatter the Atoms that Remain

Drummer Franklin Kiermyer offers a sense of shared catharsis through music that is at once majestic, ferocious, and relatable. Kiermyer’s “Scatter The Atoms That Remain” quartet channels the kind of beautiful, disciplined intensity exemplified by late John Coltrane and explosive hard boppers like Billy Harper.



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Donald Edwards Quintet

A first-rate drummer on the New York jazz scene, drummer Donald Edwards originally came to prominence in the rich musical worlds of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where he learned to play not only jazz, but also R&B, funk, gospel, hip-hop, and marching band music. Tonight, Donald Edwards and his quintet will be performing The Color Of US Suite, a new jazz work made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


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Sarah McKenzie Quintet

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in just 18 months—on a full scholarship awarded through the Umbria Jazz Festival competition—vocalist, pianist, and composer Sarah McKenzie was quickly signed to the legendary Impulse! record label in 2015. McKenzie’s latest record is 2019’s Secrets of My Heart, which showcases more of her original songwriting and lyrics, plus new versions of songs by artists including Dinah Washington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Wayne Shorter. Swing by and catch this world-traveling rising star while she’s back in New York City!



Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Family Concert: Who is Chick Corea?

Learn all about pianist, composer, and living legend Chick Corea in a fun family show that will entertain and inspire you—whether you’re already jazz lovers or new to the scene. This hour-long program will feature live performances of Chick’s game-changing music and tell the inspiring story of a lifelong dreamer who has remained one of the most popular figures in music. Featuring trumpeter, form Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member, and host Sean Jones as well as young pianists Sean Mason, Micah Thomas, and Tyler Henderson.


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Nnenna Freelon

Grammy Award–nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon makes her long-awaited return to Dizzy’s Club after nearly a decade. Well known for her inventive tributes to greats like Lena Horne and Ray Charles (with whom she toured), she is also a celebrated recording artist, actor, theater writer and producer, and all-around inspiration.



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Ralph Peterson Gen-Next Big Band

Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

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.


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One for All: In Honor of Blakey

Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

The Art Blakey Centennial Celebration continues at Dizzy's Club with instrumentalists including saxophonist Eric Alexander, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist John Webber, trumpeter Jim Rotondi, and drummer Joe Farnsworth



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Late Night Session: George DeLancey

With bassist George DeLancey, drummer Cedric Easton, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino (not 10/10), and guitarist Jocelyn Gould (10/10 only).


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The Great American Songbook: Week One

Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy “Duke” (1899-1974) was at once the greatest bandleader in all of jazz and among the most remarkable composers and songwriters in any genre of American music.


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Our Father Who Art Blakey Big Band

Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

World-renowned Russian trumpeter Valery Ponomarev leads “Our Father Who Art Blakey,” a big band tribute to his own former bandleader, Art Blakey. Join us at the club for some expertly arranged hard bop, featuring an entire big band of supreme instrumentalists.


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

Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

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. 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.


Visiting Presenter - The Appel Room

Lynda Carter: This Life

My Music, My Story

Lynda Carter returns by popular demand to The Appel Room in THIS LIFE: “My Music-My Story,” a spectacular concert evening with her all-star band.


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Oscar Hernandez Quintet: “Love the Moment” Album Release

Oscar Hernandez is well known and universally praised as the leader of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, which has either won or been nominated for a Grammy Award for every album it has recorded thus far. Tonight he graces the Dizzy’s Club stage with his quartet to celebrate the release of a brand-new album, Love the Moment.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101: Week One

The Building Blocks of Jazz

Swing University’s Jazz 101 opens with a short overview of the development of Jazz, and its progression. In this class, we’ll help you to hear song form, and also help you hear how Jazz musicians approach their solos!


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Juilliard Jazz Ensembles: The Conceptual Genius of John Lewis & George Russell

The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since it was founded, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy in this performance. The Juilliard School Jazz Ensemble features some of the world’s most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians.


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Chick Corea: Week One

The Early Years

We open our Chick Corea course by exploring the early years of Chick Corea: his earliest musical experiences and influences, and his formative apprenticeships with Blue Mitchell and Sarah Vaughan.