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Christian McBride’s Tip City

Master musician Christian McBride is in a league of his own as a bandleader, as a bassist, and as a uniquely engaging concert host who makes everyone in the room feel like an old friend. Tonight’s performance will be the Dizzy’s Club premiere of his new Tip City trio, featuring Dan Wilson on guitar and Jazz at Lincoln Center fan-favorite Emmet Cohen on piano.


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Late Night Session: Melanie Charles: Thank You Abbey

With vocalist/flutist Melanie Charles, pianist Marc Cary, bassist Jonathan Michel, and drummer Diego Ramirez.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

New York City Opera presents: Stonewall

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement,Stonewall is an explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ+ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when they find the courage to fight back. New York City Opera commissioned composer Iain Bell, librettist Mark Campbell, and director Leonard Foglia to create Stonewall.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

New York City Opera presents: Stonewall

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement,Stonewall is an explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ+ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when they find the courage to fight back. New York City Opera commissioned composer Iain Bell, librettist Mark Campbell, and director Leonard Foglia to create Stonewall.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

New York City Opera presents: Stonewall

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement,Stonewall is an explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ+ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when they find the courage to fight back. New York City Opera commissioned composer Iain Bell, librettist Mark Campbell, and director Leonard Foglia to create Stonewall.


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Randy Napoleon’s Midwest Guitar Legacy: Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, and Kenny Burrell

Widely recognized for touring with the iconic Freddy Cole, guitarist Randy Napoleon also successfully leads multiple groups of his own. This performance, also featuring Jeb Patton, Rodney Whitaker, and Quincy Davis, will be a treat for all jazz guitar lovers and anyone interested in swinging, straight-ahead jazz.



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Jonathan Michel: L’Ouverture

L' Ouverture is a collective of musicians with a familial, social, or artistic connection to Haïti, celebrating its rich music and culture along with that of the African Diaspora. Featuring some of the finest young voices in live music, including multiple Jazz at Lincoln Center headliners, this is L’Ouverture’s debut performance at Dizzy’s Club.


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Late Night Session: Empirical

With alto saxophonist Nathaniel Facey, bassist Tom Farmer, vibraphonist Lewis Wright, and drummer Shaney Forbes.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 301: An Expert's Guide to Jazz - Week 7

THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF JAZZ IN THREE HOURS


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François Bourassa Quartet

For the first time in 12 years, Montréal’s multi award–winning François Bourassa Quartet returns to Dizzy’s Club. Bourassa’s quartet has been a staple of Canada’s thriving music scene since the mid-1980s, and the group has recorded nine acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Fans of live instrumental music should take advantage of this rare opportunity!


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

New York City Opera presents: Stonewall

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement,Stonewall is an explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ+ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when they find the courage to fight back. New York City Opera commissioned composer Iain Bell, librettist Mark Campbell, and director Leonard Foglia to create Stonewall.


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Sean Jones: Dizzy Spellz

Tonight we welcome modern trumpet icon and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Sean Jones back to Dizzy’s Club! In the unique program called Dizzy Spellz, the music and life story of Dizzy Gillespie are used as a lens to explore an intersection of cultural and spiritual dilemmas within the African Diaspora. Don’t miss the debut performance of Dizzy Spellz at Jazz at Lincoln Center, also featuring Wendell Patrick, Obed Calvaire, and the Curtis Brothers.


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Late Night Session: Que Vola?

With the New French-Cuban jazz outfit, Que Vola?.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

New York City Opera presents: Stonewall

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement,Stonewall is an explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ+ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when they find the courage to fight back. New York City Opera commissioned composer Iain Bell, librettist Mark Campbell, and director Leonard Foglia to create Stonewall.


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The Music of Basie featuring Rodney Whitaker

Led by esteemed bassist Rodney Whitaker, tonight’s program will feature additional members of the all-star Band Director Academy Training faculty. When these artists aren’t busy touring or performing in Rose Theater with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, they regularly lead and sell out concerts in Dizzy’s Club, The Appel Room, and other venues around the world. It’s always a treat to have them share the stage in our most intimate venue, and when they’re playing the high-octane Kansas City Swing of Count Basie, it’s guaranteed to be a good time.


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Allan Harris: A Tale of Two Kings

The Genius of Eddie Jefferson and the Elegance of Nat King Cole

The award-winning Allan Harris is a Brooklyn-born, Harlem-raised vocalist, guitarist, and composer with a powerful baritone voice and a huge stylistic range. In his return to Dizzy’s Club, he will pay tribute to two geniuses of jazz vocals: vocalese pioneer Eddie Jefferson and crooner Nat “King” Cole. By taking on both of these artists’ famous songbooks and vocal approaches, Harris will showcase—and perhaps combine—two very different sides of his immense talent in an impressive and entertaining performance.


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Late Night Session: Citizens of the Blues

With trumpeter Anthony Hervey, pianist Isaiah J Thompson, and bassist Philip Norris.


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Emoción: The Sounds of Tango

Emoción is a vibrant, multinational quintet comprised of virtuoso musicians from Lebanon, Peru, Venezuela, Belgium, and Germany. Originally united by their shared passion for the sounds and rhythms of Tango Nuevo, this ensemble celebrates the universal power of music, and their diverse origins reflect a global fusion of repertoire and influences. Emoción is now starting to sell out prestigious venues worldwide, and tonight’s performance will be its first-ever performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.


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Quiana Lynell

Winner of the 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Quiana Lynell combines her classical training with her gospel upbringing, approaching jazz as a storyteller. When she performs, it’s clear that the music comes from her soul, and that she believes every word she sings. Lynell is quickly becoming recognized as one of the top upcoming voices. Her 2019 debut record, which Concord Jazz describes as “a feast of soul, gospel, R&B, groove, and jazz,” features songs by composers such as Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, Donny Hathaway, the Gershwins, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, and Alina Engibaryan, offering a hint at the types of tunes audiences can expect. Make sure to catch Quiana Lynell at Dizzy’s Club during these early stages of her rapidly ascending career in music.



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Dr. Eddie Henderson Quintet

Dr. Eddie Henderson received his first informal trumpet lesson at age nine from Louis Armstrong, and he was still a teenager when Miles Davis conveyed his admiration for Henderson’s playing and encouraged him to pursue music professionally. He’s had a remarkable career ever since, leading his own bands. For a set of straight-ahead jazz and soulful post bop played by one of our modern trumpet greats, swing by Dizzy’s Club and check out the Dr. Eddie Henderson Quintet.



Ertegun Atrium

WeBop Family Jazz Party

New Orleans Jazz Jam

Join the WeBop Family Band this summer as they bring the joyful jazz of New Orleans to New York City! Families will parade in a New Orleans “second line”, dance to the funky beats of Buddy Bolden, let the good times roll with the music of Jelly Roll Morton, scat sing like Louis Armstrong, and much more. Le bon temps roule!


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Jeremy Bosch Plays the Music of Cheo Feliciano

In his Dizzy’s Club headlining premiere, vocalist and flutist Jeremy Bosch will perform the music of salsa and bolero pioneer Cheo Feliciano. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Bosch attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship at age 17, and he has since performed all over the world as a bandleader and in groups like the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Sergio George and the Salsa Giants. Jazz at Lincoln Center audiences might also recognize him from his role in The Carlos Henriquez Project in The Appel Room.


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Evan Arntzen Octet featuring Jon-Erik Kellso

Jazz Crush Album Release

Saxophonist, clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Evan Arntzen has been dreaming about making an album with trumpet great Jon-Erik Kellso for years. It’s finally happening! Through straight-ahead, swing, blues, and New Orleans-style jazz, Jazz Crush highlights the relationship between the clarinet/saxophone and the trumpet. Since moving to New York, Arntzen and Kellso have worked together in Catherine Russell’s band, in Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks (who won a Grammy Award for their Boardwalk Empire soundtrack), and in Kellso’s own Earregular group. Now, they’re using their mutual admiration as the catalyst and centerpiece of this exciting new project.


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The Evan Sherman Big Band: Honoring Chick Webb

Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Celebration

The votes are in, and now it’s time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! This year’s festivities kick off with the Evan Sherman Big Band paying tribute to the great Chick Webb. Over the past several years, the Evan Sherman Big Band has led some of Dizzy’s Club’s most energetic Late Night Sessions and Late Night Dance Sessions. Join us for this special, one-set-only induction celebration of Chick Webb and his timeless swing.


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The Evan Sherman Big Band featuring Joy Brown: A Tribute to Dinah Washington

Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Celebration

The votes are in, and now it’s time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! This year’s festivities continue with the Evan Sherman Big Band and special guest vocalist Joy Brown in a tribute to the great Dinah Washington. Don't miss this special, one-set-only Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction celebration.


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Late Night Session: Jonathan Thomas: Harlem Renaissance: Through the Eyes of Langston Hughes

With pianist Jonathan Thomas, bassist Ryan Berg, drummer Bryan Carter, vocalist Karlea Lynné, and poet Cyrus Aaron.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

Teatro Nuovo Presents Bellini's: La Straniera

Teatro Nuovo presents a semi-staged performance of Bellini’s second opera to reach America, La Straniera (The Stranger).


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Ken Peplowski Quintet: The Legacy of Tram

Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Celebration

The votes are in, and now it’s time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! Night two of this year’s festivities kicks off with Ken Peplowski paying tribute to the great Frank Trumbauer. Ken Peplowski is a clarinetist and saxophonist cherished for keeping the fire bright in traditional jazz and swing styles. Tonight he’ll be honoring saxophone genius Frank Trumbauer, the nonpareil master of the C Melody saxophone who, famously in collaboration with Bix Beiderbecke, mastered a singing lyrical line that set the gold standard for the jazz ballad. Peplowski is here for one set only, so don’t miss out!


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Bruce Williams Quintet: Portrait of Cannonball

Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Celebration

The votes are in, and now it’s time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! Our two nights of induction festivities conclude with this final set, as alto saxophonist Bruce Williams pays tribute to the inimitable Cannonball Adderley. Williams is a gifted musician who has toured and recorded with artists including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, the World Saxophone Quartet, Branford Marsalis, Josh Evans, Stanley Cowell, Grassella Oliphant, and Oliver Lake. Tonight he will celebrate fellow alto player Cannonball Adderley, who made indelible contributions to the worlds of hard bop, modal jazz, soul jazz, and fusion. This set closes out our 2019 Ertegun Hall of Fame induction celebrations on a high note.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

Teatro Nuovo Presents Rossini's La Gazza Ladra

Teatro Nuovo presents a semi-staged performance of Rossini’s final opera, La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie).