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Feb 18 - 24, 2019



Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 5


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. As the big band wave was just beginning to break, BeBop arrived on the scene as an exciting and controversial new approach to Jazz.

Dizzy's Club

Bobby Broom Organi-Sation: Soul Fingers

Chicago-based guitar legend Bobby Broom returns to his hometown of New York City with his latest organ trio, called Organi-Sation. They’ll be playing selections from Soul Fingers, a soulful reimagining of hits from the 1960s and ‘70s. The record features tunes by groups like The Beatles, The Temptations, Bobbie Gentry, and Steely Dan (with whom Organi-Sation has toured as an opening act).

Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Mike Troy

With alto saxophonist Mike Troy.

Varis Leichtman Studio

88 Keys: A History of Jazz Piano, Week One

What Is Jazz Piano?

In our opening class, Helen Sung takes you into her own experience of journeying from Classical piano studies into Jazz piano studies, breaking down what was similar, what was different, and what skills she had to develop.

Dizzy's Club

David Binney’s Angelino Quartet

Prolific saxophonist David Binney is an unmissable creative force in contemporary jazz, and we’re excited to have him here in our club. A favorite bandmate among those lucky enough to have him (including David Bowie’s Blackstar band), Binney is a prolific sideman who has also produced more than 20 records as a leader.

The Appel Room 2018-19 Season

Piano Master: The Oscar Peterson Story

Six extraordinary pianists with deep connections to the legendary Oscar Peterson perform a collection of his compositions—some of which have never before been heard—plus a few new originals written in his honor. The lineup features NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, Afro-Cuban jazz legend Gonzalo Rubalcaba, rising stars Gerald Clayton and Ben Paterson, and Peterson’s protégés Robi Botos and Benny Green. In addition to solo pieces, they will perform small group numbers with a rhythm section featuring drummer Jeff Hamilton, guitarist Ulf Wakenius, and bassist John Clayton. Vocalist Paul Marinaro joins for a couple of tunes, and Oscar’s daughter Céline Peterson will host.

Dizzy's Club

Warren Wolf Quartet featuring Joe Locke

Warren Wolf is a leading voice on the vibraphone and a protégé of all-time great vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Not only has he recently been a member of the elite SFJazz Collective and bands led by Christian McBride and Ted Nash, but he’s also an excellent small group leader himself, widely recognized for original new music steeped in the traditions of straight-ahead jazz and bop.

Feb 18 - 24, 2019