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Armstrong Classroom

WeBop: Jazz Basics

Hipsters (8-15 months/non-walkers)

Families will explore scat, call & response, and form with a live jazz quartet in our award-winning childhood music education class lead by Mr. Tim and Ms. Mika.

Varis Leichtman Studio

Gospel Music: Week Three

Gospel Music Styles: Traditional to Contemporary

Closing out our Gospel Music course, Damien Sneed will compare the differences in various Gospel Music styles by highlighting the various theory techniques used in each varying style.

Dizzy's Club

Alex Sipiagin Sextet with special guest Alina Engibaryan

Born and raised in Russia, Alex Sipiagin is an expert instrumentalist and a renowned composer and group leader. Sipiagin’s bands never fail to impress, and tonight’s line-up, which includes Will Vinson, Seamus Blake, John Escreet, Matt Brewer, Donald Edwards, and special guest vocalist Alina Engibaryan, will perform works from his latest album, NoFo Skies.

Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Sean Mason

With pianist Sean Mason.

Dizzy's Club

The RodBros

A working unit since 2002, The Rodriguez Brothers Band is co-led by pianist/composer Rob and trumpeter/composer Michael. Individually they have worked with icons such as Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Quincy Jones, and Harry Connick Jr.— and together they have released a series of well-received records rooted in, but not limited to, Afro-Cuban music and jazz. We look forward to hearing what comes next from the RodBros, and tonight’s performance at Dizzy’s Club could offer a tantalizing taste!

Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis

Presented in Collaboration with Lincoln Center's White Light Festival

Wynton Marsalis’ epic The Abyssinian Mass comes to the House of Swing for an exclusive three-night run. Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and 70-person gospel choir Chorale Le Chateau directed by Damien L. Sneed, The Abyssinian Mass is a sweeping blend of big band bravado, impassioned solos, hand claps, tambourine slaps, and some of the mightiest voices you’ll hear outside of church.

Dizzy's Club

Paula West

Known for her mighty voice and unusually eclectic repertoire, Paula West is one of the top vocalists from the West Coast. In West’s own concerts, her diverse arrangements guarantee fun surprises around every corner and something to suit all tastes; from Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin to Leonard Bernstein, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles, she honors a variety of classics while confidently taking them in her own direction.

Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101: Week Seven

Fusions: Latin Jazz, Third Stream, and Jazz-Rock Fusion

From its very beginnings, Jazz was always a fusion of musical styles. However, as the century progressed, Jazz began to work even more closely with other genres, giving birth to many new and exciting styles. In this class, we’ll cover how these styles emerged, and how they came to reshape Jazz.

Dizzy's Club

Monday Nights with WBGO: Jimmy Cobb Trio

Album Release Celebration

Every jazz fan has a favorite record with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb on drums, from Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue to John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. The living legend himself returns to Dizzy’s Club to celebrate the latest album, Remembering U. Cobb’s latest stands as a tribute to the people who have been part of his long journey in jazz and are no longer with us.

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Wycliffe Gordon All Stars & Friends

It's always a pleasure to welcome back the universally beloved trombone master Wycliffe Gordon, a former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Continuing our popular tradition, Gordon kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club and a special performance on Thanksgiving. Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time, and as Wynton Marsalis says, “just his presence is a creative experience.” Don’t miss your annual helping of soulful, feel-good music courtesy of Wycliffe Gordon & Friends.

Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Jason Marshall

With baritone saxophonist Jason Marshall.

Dizzy's Club Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving with Wycliffe Gordon

It's always a pleasure to welcome back the universally beloved trombone master Wycliffe Gordon, a former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Continuing our popular tradition, Gordon kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club and a special performance on Thanksgiving.

Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101: Week Eight

Jazz Today: How the Music Reached the 21st Century

As the 1970s gave way to the 1980s and beyond, many styles recycled and re-emerged, while other styles sprung onto the scene in new and exciting ways. In our final Jazz 101 session, we’ll examine how styles continued to develop and evolve in the decades leading up to the 2000s.

Dizzy's Club

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Hugh Masekela

Manhattan School of Music’s programs of study for Jazz Arts majors are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, arrangers, and jazz educators in preparation for careers in jazz music. These talented young musicians prove that the spirit of swing is alive and well, and that the future of jazz is in extremely capable hands. Tonight, under the leadership of conductor and arranger Jim McNeely, the Jazz Orchestra will pay a timely tribute to world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer, and defiant political activist, Hugh Masekela.

Dizzy's Club

New York Youth Symphony: Swinging Through the Ages with special guest Matt Wilson

The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band is one of the best ensembles of its kind. The members of this group range in age from early teens to early 20s, making the quality of their performance even more astonishing. Tonight, they’ll be “swinging through the ages” with Matt Wilson, an endlessly creative and infectiously joyful drummer who regularly sells out Dizzy’s Club, and who was named 2018’s Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.

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Lioness is a collective of female jazz instrumentalists living in New York City, whose mission is to inspire and educate by sharing music created by the past and present women of jazz. Most members of the band have been headlining artists at Dizzy’s Club, and saxophonists Lauren Sevian and Alexa Tarantino have also worked extensively with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, but tonight’s performance is the Dizzy’s Club debut of the Lioness septet.

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Ulysses Owens, Jr's Generation Y

Ulysses Owens, Jr. is one of the hottest drummers in the business. Tonight he will present the Jazz at Lincoln Center debut of Generation Y—an exciting new group featuring rising stars of the jazz world. With Drew Anderson on trumpet, Alexa Tarantino on saxophone, Luther Allison on piano, and Philip Norris on bass, it’s a hard-swinging band with huge potential. Don’t miss this premiere performance!

Dizzy's Club

Ulysses Owens, Jr. Big Band

Drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. brings his high-octane Big Band back to Dizzy’s Club. This group is an expansion of the acclaimed New Century Jazz Quintet, which already features five of the best rising star and established musicians from New York City and Japan: Ulysses Owens, Jr., Tim Green, Benny Benack III, Takeshi Ohbayashi, and Yasushi Nakamura.

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Juilliard Jazz Ensembles: The Music of John Coltrane

The Juilliard School Jazz Ensemble features some of the world’s most talented emerging jazz artists, each taught by today’s most active, innovative, and respected jazz musicians. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz’s bright future, and for their return to Dizzy’s Club, they will perform the timeless music of John Coltrane.

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Israeli Jazz Celebration: Yuval Cohen Sextet

Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Yuval Cohen is a leading figure in modern Israeli jazz, and tonight marks his long-anticipated return to DIzzy’s Club. Cohen has played with a long list of legends from the world of jazz and beyond, including his wildly successful family band, The Three Cohens (also featuring Anat and Avishai Cohen), but he is also notable for the eclectic small groups he assembles. This performance will feature the ten-part KadishZuger Suite, Cohen’s latest chamber jazz creation, combining Western Romantic music, traditional jazz, and Israeli music.

Dizzy's Club

Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra with special guest Catherine Russell

Trumpeter/slide trumpeter, bandleader, arranger, and composer Steven Bernstein helps keep the New York music scene fun, fresh, and full of surprises. Bernstein’s nine-piece “little big band” Millennial Territory Orchestra is a delightful showcase of his witty, genre-crossing, and sometimes irreverent approach to writing and arranging music. The group performs early swing gems, songs by The Beatles, Don Redman, Ray Charles, Fats Waller, Sly & the Family Stone, and Prince, and some originals—all reinterpreted with the feel of an early 20th Century dance band that was somehow exposed to nearly an extra century’s worth of contemporary musical ideas.

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Steven Bernstein’s Sexmob

Legendary New York City band Sexmob is a quartet of blisteringly talented, boundary-pushing musicians who play wholly reimagined hits from all corners of popular music. You might recognize the tune, but we guarantee you’ve never heard them like this before! Born in New York City’s downtown scene during the 1990s, Sexmob is now coming up to Jazz at Lincoln Center to light up the Dizzy’s Club stage for one night only.

The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season

Adonis Rose & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

with René Marie and John Boutté

The Grammy Award–winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra blends the stylistic versatility of a big band with a New Orleans-style emphasis on groove and accessibility. With an expansive repertoire of originals, jazz staples, New Orleans classics, and pop, rock, R&B, and soul hits, the NOJO is a band for all types of listeners, and an especially great entry-point for new fans of jazz. Joining them are vocalists René Marie and John Boutté.

Dizzy's Club

Mary Stallings

Audiences will enjoy one of the most famous views in the city while Mary Stallings sings her heart out alongside saxophonist Houston Person and a trio led by young pianist Emmet Cohen. “Perhaps the best jazz singer singing today,” according to the New York Times, Mary Stallings has performed with the likes of Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Geri Allen, and Harry “Sweets” Edison. This performance is a true multigenerational showcase, bringing two veterans together with a trio of young, first-rate instrumentalists.

Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Steve Miller

Cannonball Adderley and the Blues

Renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller continues his exploration of the blues at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This soul-stirring program features the Patrick Bartley Sextet and supreme vocalist Brianna Thomas in a spirited celebration of saxophone legend Cannonball Adderley.

Ertegun Atrium

WeBop Family Jazz Party

Holiday Jazz Jam

Come celebrate the holidays at our annual Holiday Jazz Jam with Mr. Tim and the WeBop Family Jazz Band! Families will sing and swing into the season with this fun and interactive show.

Rose Theater

Tan Dun conducts The Orchestra Now

Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer and conductor Tan Dun returns to lead the U.S. premiere of his Violin Concerto: Rhapsody and Fantasia, along with works by Stravinsky, Debussy, and Bartók.

Dizzy's Club

Monday Nights with WBGO: Ted Rosenthal Trio: Winter Wonderland

Ted Rosenthal, a Long Island native, first gained international acclaim by winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 1988. Tonight, the Ted Rosenthal Trio returns for another Winter Wonderland show, continuing what has become a popular holiday tradition at Dizzy’s Club. The repertoire showcases the trio’s impeccable musicianship, and thanks to Rosenthal’s skills as an arranger, his reinterpretations leave intact the timelessness of the best-known Christmas songs.

Dizzy's Club

Etienne Charles: Creole Christmas

Trumpeter, percussionist, composer, and recent Guggenheim Fellow Etienne Charles returns to celebrate another holiday at Dizzy’s Club. Using jazz as a foundation to engage 20th century Caribbean folk and pop traditions, his powerful band incorporates musical elements from Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, and Martinique in a fluid blend of jazz tradition, rhythms of the Caribbean, and an emphasis on the Afro-Caribbean history of calypso music.

Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Big Band Holidays

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis continues a beloved New York tradition that plays to sold-out audiences every December. Featuring guest vocalists Alexis Morrast and Denzal Sinclaire and soulful, big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells” and “Joy to the World,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting holiday program sure to get you into the spirit of the season.