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August 2018 News

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Exclusive World Premiere Collaboration: Mark O’Connor Family Band & Friends with special guests Alvin Youngblood Hart and Lizz Wright at Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York NY (August 27, 2018) - For the first time ever, Mark O’Connor Family Band, GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist and vocalist Alvin Youngblood Hart, and American jazz and gospel singer Lizz Wright collaborate in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s iconic Appel Room in American Roots: Mark O’Connor Family Band & Friends, October 5-6 at 7pm and 9:30pm. Winner of three GRAMMY Awards and seven Country Music Awards, O’Connor leads an exploration of blues, bluegrass, Cajun, gospel, folk, spirituals, and western swing music traditions with the newly formed Mark O’Connor Family Band - featuring Maggie O’Connor and Kate Lee on fiddle and vocals, Forrest O’Connor on mandolin and vocals, Geoff Saunders on banjo and bass, and National Flatpick Guitar Champion Joe Smart. The group’s debut album won the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola's October 2018 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (August 22, 2018) - October at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is punctuated by two celebrations of Thelonious Monk: Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares (October 8), performing two days before Monk’s birthday; and Mostly Monk with the Mike LeDonne Trio (October 26-27) as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Thelonious Monk Festival. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola also welcomes back the fifth Jazztopad Festival collaboration presenting Polish jazz artists Piotr Orzechowski and the Kuba Więcek Trio (October 3). In addition, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Dan Nimmer and Carlos Henriquez showcase their unique programs in small group settings, starting with Dan Nimmer Trio (October 16-17) followed by Carlos Henriquez Octet: The Latin Side of Dizzy (October 21).