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Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 5

BeBop

Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, and more built up a new style called BeBop, bringing a new rhythmic vitality and virtuosity to the music.


Dizzy's Club

Bill Charlap Trio

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with modern masters ranging from Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997 he has led the Grammy Award-nominated Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, long recognized as a leading group in jazz. Veterans of all the top jazz venues, including, this trio is exemplary for its jaw-dropping level of chemistry and on-the-fly interactivity, made possible by both technical chops and hard-earned experience.



Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

Comedy vs Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Comedy vs Cancer is a one-night-only comedy variety show benefiting blood cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.This star-studded event will feature performances by Tina Fey, Jon Glaser, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney and Jaboukie Young-White totake the stage in the fight against blood cancers. These heavy hitters will puton a show to remember. So don’t miss this very special night of humor and hopethat will help Memorial Sloan Kettering outwit cancer. Together we’ll make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families.


The Appel Room 2018-19 Season

Michael Feinstein: Great American Crooners

With effortless charm, a swinging band, and a roster of special guest vocalists, Michael Feinsteinand the Tedd Firth Big Band set a glamorous scene in The Appel Room. Tonight’s performance focuses on quintessential crooners Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Bobby Darin, whose velvety voices and sentimental serenades made them superstars on stage and on screen. Relive classics like “I’ve Got You Under my Skin” and “Moon River,” and enjoy incredible true stories about these legends.


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Art & Science of Improvisation, Week 5

Does Life and the Universe Improvise? Featuring Physicist Stephon Alexander and Evolutionary Biologist Brandon Ogbunu

Alexander, the author of The Jazz of Physics, and Ogbunu—both professors at Brown University—on the creative origins of life and the universe.


Rose Theater 2018-19 Season

Big Band B-3: Joey DeFrancesco with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Joey DeFrancesco—arguably the greatest jazz organist alive—joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the first time. The expansive Hammond organ is rarely paired with a big band, but it adds a soulful new dimension when the musicians are up to the challenge. DeFrancesco and the JLCO will explore and expand upon two prime examples: Duke Ellington’s New Orleans Suite and Oliver Nelson’s unique take on Peter & The Wolf.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Nassau Choirs

Founded in 1993 by John C. McNeur, The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from Long Island and providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform choral and orchestral masterworks with recognized leaders in music education and performance. 


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Nassau Orchestras

Founded in 1993 by John C. McNeur, The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from Long Island and providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform choral and orchestral masterworks with recognized leaders in music education and performance.   


Dizzy's Club

Berklee Masters on the Road with special guest Melissa Aldana

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through interconnected teaching and thinking, with the inimitable Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The current edition of the band will perform tonight with special guest saxophonist Melissa Aldana, a renowned bandleader and fierce soloist who’s in constant demand among today’s top musicians.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 6

Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Free Jazz

As the 1940s gave way to the 1950s, Jazz developed many new offshoot styles. Join us as we explore these many styles, and the innovators who created them.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

World Science Festival

Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the astronomical observations confirming Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, join us for Light Falls, an original work for the stage tracing the breakthrough moments, agonizing frustrations and final emergence into the light as one of history’s most intrepid minds took on the universe. And won.


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Art & Science of Improvisation, Week 6

Favorite Jazz Solos of All-Time

A selection of some of the greatest improvisations in jazz lore, chosen by the course curator and host—and course participants.


Dizzy's Club

Matthew Whitaker

Teenage phenomenon Matthew Whitaker is a stunning talent on the piano and organ, and he brings an infectious air of positivity and joy with him to the stage. He has toured the world and performed at hundreds of major events and jazz festivals, appeared on shows including The Today Show, Ellen, and CBS Sunday Morning, and he has won countless student and professional awards, including Outstanding Soloist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Don’t miss his Jazz at Lincoln Center headlining debut!


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 7

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.


Dizzy's Club

Alexa Tarantino Quartet CD Release Celebration

Saxophonist and composer Alexa Tarantino brings a killer quartet to Dizzy’s Club for a one-set celebration of her debut album. Every member of the band is an accomplished leader and first-call sideman, and they come together with great enthusiasm to play Tarantino’s original compositions and modern takes on jazz classics. Following a memorable run at Dizzy’s Club Late Night Sessions, we’re excited to bring Tarantino’s group back to the club for a proper album release party. Reserve your seat and help us make this set one to remember!


Dizzy's Club

Jeffery Miller

Young, New Orleans-bred trombonist and vocalist Jeffery Miller has been mentored by artists including Wyclffe Gordon, the Marsalis family (Ellis, Wynton, and Delfeayo), Reggie Young, Curtis Fuller, and Steve Turre, and he’s now making a major name for himself in music. Tonight marks his debut performance as a Jazz at Lincoln Center headliner, and he’s here for one set only, so make sure to swing by and enjoy the moment with him.


Dizzy's Club

Nicole Henry: Where Love Is

Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists and has captivated audiences in over 15 countries. Her soulful voice and genuine charisma earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews both domestically and internationally from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Essence, and more. Nicole Henry knows where the love is, and her shows at Dizzy’s Club always impress.



The Appel Room 2018-19 Season

Danny Barker: A New Orleans Life in Jazz

“He made us believe in the music,” says Wynton Marsalis. Jazz raconteur Danny Barker spent most of his career here in New York, but when he finally returned home to New Orleans as a local legend, he gave the world a gift that you will see on stage tonight. The youth band that Barker founded nurtured a new generation of jazz leaders, and a group of those musicians now reunites in The Appel Room as a tribute to their mentor. The band includes music director and clarinetist Dr. Michael White, vocalist Catherine Russell, trombonist Lucien Barbarin, trumpeters Gregg Stafford and Leroy Jones, bassist/tuba player Philip Norris, drummers Shannon Powell and Herlin Riley, and guitarist/banjoist Don Vappie in the role of Danny Barker. Enjoy authentic New Orleans jazz at its finest.


Dizzy's Club

Georgia Horns

With trombonist Chris Crenshaw, trumpeter Marcus Printup, tenor saxophonist Stantawn Kendrick, pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith, and drummer Brandon McCrae.

The Georgia Horns is an enormously talented quintet made up of artists born and raised in Georgia. The group features two members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra—trombonist Chris Crenshaw and trumpeter Marcus Printup—alongside saxophonist Stantawn Kendrick, pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith, and drummer Brandon McCrae. These guys are a seriously good time when they perform, and it’s always a pleasure to have them back in New York. Stop by for an evening of bluesy, hard-swinging tunes played by a group of virtuoso soloists.


The Appel Room

New York Philharmonic: Sound ON Music Series FY19

Going Dutch

Sound and stimulation are set to “on” at this new-music series Sunday afternoons at The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park. The series kicks off with “Going Dutch,” a closer look at the rebellious spirit of Louis Andriessen and the composers he mentored, hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, and featuring Jaap van Zweden conducting Andriessen’s Symphony for Open Strings.


Dizzy's Club

Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra with Special Guest Ingrid Jensen

With the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and special guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 8

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

Kenny Werner Trio

With pianist Kenny Werner, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller, and drummer Ari Hoenig.


The Appel Room 2018-19 Season

Michael Feinstein: I Could Have Danced All Night

The Lerner & Loewe Songbook

Michael Feinsteinand the Tedd Firth Trio wrap up the 2018–19 Jazz & Popular Song series with a tribute to Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, a duo “virtually synonymous with the blockbuster Broadway musical.” (PBS) With smash hits such as My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi, Lerner and Loewe defined a glamorous era of Broadway and Hollywood musicals enjoyed by all ages. This timeless entertainment will come to life in The Appel Room as audiences gaze over a warm summer evening in Columbus Circle.


Dizzy's Club

Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie

With vocalist Hilary Gardner and pianist Ehud Asherie.


Dizzy's Club

Dion Parson & 21st Century Band

With drummer Dion Parson, saxophonist Ron Blake, trumpeter Melvin Jones, pianist Carlton Holmes, steelpannist Victor Provost, and sabar drummer/percussionist Alioune Faye.


Rose Theater 2018-19 Season

Portraits of America: A Jazz Story

Featuring the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis closes the season with a new collaboration bridging visual art and jazz composition. In partnership with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, JLCO members have selected individual pieces of art to serve as inspiration for new compositions. These new songs will be premiered alongside large projections of the artwork that inspired them, turning Rose Theater into a unique musical art gallery.


Dizzy's Club

The VI Jazz Collective

With music director Dion Parson.


Dizzy's Club

Christian McBride Big Band

Christian McBride is a Grammy Award–winning master musician and easily one of the most accomplished bassists alive. The Christian McBride Big Band, featuring a staggering and diverse lineup of top musicians, is the perfect vehicle for McBride to simultaneously show off his compositional talents and his unmatched ability to drive a band from behind the bass. His shows continue to sell out every year, so make sure to reserve a seat while they’re available.


Dizzy's Club

Chico Pinheiro Quartet

With guitarist Chico Pinheiro.


Dizzy's Club

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

With the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.