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Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

For Immediate Release


Features Over 200 Musicians Including Dave Holland, Dayna Stephens, Joanne Brackeen, Jimmy Greene, Stefon Harris & Sonic Creed, Marquis Hill, Marilyn Maye, Joey Alexander,Ben Wendel, Sharel Cassity, Randy Weston and More

7th Annual Festival Takes Place
September 1 – October 2 at Dizzy's Club


New York, NY (August 4, 2016) – From September 1-October 2, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca–Cola will host the seventh annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival featuring over 200 musicians. In keeping with tradition, the festival will feature extraordinary artists spanning three generations and programming honoring iconic musicians and composers as well as emerging artists and bandleaders.

“This year’s festival features a plethora of jazz masters that span the styles of jazz while showcasing some of our music’s finest rising stars,” said Jason Olaine, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Director of Programming and Touring. “For 32 days, we’ll salute legendary figures and showcase some classic, classy singers. We’re also starting a new series, Big Band Mondays, which will highlight great large ensembles here in New York City. If you love jazz, you’ll want to be here many, many times in September.”

The festival kicks off on September 1 with trumpeter Bruce Harris and the Big Sax Section paying homage to cornetist Nat Adderley. Opening week continues with the Lessons from Our Masters series featuring pianist Joanne Brackeen (September 2). The Dayna Stephens Quintet performs alongside veteran jazz masters Tom Harrell and Al Foster (September 3). The week concludes with the Nate Smith Trio featuring saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland in his Dizzy’s debut (September 4).

Flip Side Sessions kicks off the second week with a unique trio featuring two drummers, Eric McPherson and Jonathan Barber, and saxophonist Abraham Burton at the 7:30 pm set (September 6). Theo Croker brings an outstanding acoustic quintet to the 9:30pm set and acclaimed saxophonist Sharel Cassity offers a multi-genre performance (September 7). 

Salute to Orrin Keepnews (September 8) honors the memory of the great record producer. The celebratory evening will feature living legends of the music including Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, Akira Tana, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Willis, Randy Weston, Ray Drummond, Rufus Reid, Sam Gill, Junior Mance, and Lee Konitz. This special performance marks the first time Weston and Gill have performed together in nearly 50 years since their seminal recordings produced by Keepnews. The festive week wraps up with the 70th birthday celebration of NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman (September 9-11).

Two rising star vocalists, Veronica Swift and Charles Turner, are paired for the Flip Side Sessions (September 13). Swift makes her Dizzy’s debut as leader for the 7:30 pm set and Turner will bring his vocal stylings to the 9:30 pm set. Versatile performer Ben Wendel will celebrate the release of his new album, What We Bring (September 14), followed by an evening of Latin jazz on September 15 with veteran bassist Andy Gonzalez and a stellar multi-generational lineup. Living legend, singer and actress Marilyn Maye makes her Dizzy’s debut on September 16.

For the third week of Flip Side Sessions, drummer E.J. Strickland demonstrates his versatility with a quintet featuring Godwin Louis, Victor Gould, Marcus Strickland and Linda Oh for the early set before an eclectic late set with another E.J. Strickland-led band, Transient Beings, featuring  Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Mark Whitfield, Tom Guarna and Richie Goods (September 20). Jazz at Lincoln Center’s collaboration with Dave Douglas’ Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) brings two days of performances featuring rising trumpet player Marquis Hill and Signatures in Brass (September 21).

Vibraphonist Stefon Harris presents his new group Sonic Creed featuring Elena Pinderhughes, Mike Moreno, James Francies, Joshua Crumbly, and Obed Calvaire for a genre-bending, groove heavy performance (September 23-25). Veteran trumpeter Charles Tolliver headlines two evenings uniting multiple generations of jazz musicians.

For one night only, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell celebrates the release of her new project, Harlem on My Mind (September 29). Thirteen-year-old jazz prodigy Joey Alexander closes the 2016 Generations in Jazz Festival with a release party for his sophomore record, Countdown (September 30 - October 2).

This year’s festival includes the new Big Band Mondays series featuring some of today’s best big bands every Monday in September. Top trombonist Robin Eubanks and his big band, The Mass Line, inaugurate the series on September 5. The Jimmy Greene Big Band makes its Dizzy’s debut on September 12 followed by the Josh Evans Big Band on September 19. Ryan Keberle’s Big Band Living Legacy Project will wrap up Big Band Mondays on September 26.

From Tuesday through Saturday, the popular Late Night Sessions will feature some of the most talented up-and-coming jazz artists including ensembles led by Julian Lee, Jonathan Pinson, Alphonso Horne, Shenel Johns, and Emmet Cohen.

Select Dizzy’s Club Coca–Cola performances will be available via live web stream.

 Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola September 2016 Lineup:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bruce Harris and the Big Sax Section

Opening Night of the Generations in Jazz Festival

With trumpeter Bruce Harris
Bruce Harris is an immensely talented rising star seen regularly at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola alongside New York’s most swinging musicians. His previous appearance as a leader at Dizzy’s was a hip exploration of bebop pioneer Fats Navarro, an ambitious program that exemplified our mantra all jazz is modern. Tonight, he returns to kick off our month-long Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, featuring living jazz legends and rising stars ready to define the next generation of jazz. Harris always brings together some of New York’s most in-demand musicians, and we can’t wait to hear them kick the festival off in style.
Cover: $40
Student: $30 (9:30pm only)

Friday, September 2, 2016
Joanne Brackeen Quartet

Lessons from Our Masters

With pianist Joanne Brackeen, saxophonist Javon Jackson, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Rudy Royston
The Lessons from Our Masters series features a master of jazz alongside a multigenerational band. Tonight’s master is pianist and composer Joanne Brackeen, the “Picasso of jazz piano” and the only female alumna of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Nearly 40 years ago, Stan Getz described Brackeen as “one of the most original and creative composers in my band.” True to the “Picasso” nickname, her compositional style has defied definition and evolved throughout her career. The constant elements have been her virtuosic chops and unpredictable approach to piano composition and execution. Brackeen remains an exciting and unique artist, and she brings with her the excellent Javon Jackson and Ugonna Okegwo for tonight’s performances. For both the band and the audience, this performance will be a lesson from a true master.
Cover: $40
Student: $35 (9:30pm only)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Dayna Stephens Quintet featuring Tom Harrell and Al Foster

Lessons from Our Masters

With saxophonist Dayna Stephens, trumpeter Tom Harrell, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Ben Street, and drummer Al Foster
Lessons from Our Masters concerts usually feature one veteran jazz master alongside a multigenerational band. Tonight, however, multiple “masters” join forces onstage. Al Foster and Tom Harrell (who in June sold out seven consecutive shows at Dizzy’s) are each renowned veterans who have played invaluable roles in jazz for decades. Bassist Ben Street studied with both Buster Williams and Dave Holland before moving to New York City in the 1990s and working with such artists as Danilo Pérez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, James Moody, and Clark Terry. Dayna Stephens, who organized this band, is a respected bandleader and regular collaborator of contemporary heavy-hitters like Brad Mehldau, Julian Lage, and Ambrose Akinmusire. Rounding out the group is its youngest member, Aaron Parks, an esteemed Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association who has worked extensively with artists like Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman, and Spike Lee. For both the band and the audience, tonight’s performance will be a celebratory, multigenerational showcase of jazz’s living continuum.
Cover: $45
Student: $35 (9:30pm only)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Nate Smith Trio featuring Dave Holland and Jaleel Shaw

Lessons from Our Masters

With drummer Nate Smith, bassist Dave Holland, and alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw
The Lessons from Our Masters series features a master of jazz alongside a multigenerational band. Tonight’s master is 2016 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland in his first-ever performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola! Holland is a famously versatile and expressive bassist who has spent a monumental career working with artists like Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Jack DeJohnette, and many more. He has also formed Grammy Award-winning bands, released dozens of albums as a leader, and won such awards as the Jazz Journalists’ Association’s Musician of the Year. Tonight he joins powerhouse drummer Nate Smith, a regular bandmate of his who organized this new trio. Also featured is saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, one of Smith’s regular collaborators. Every member of this trio is exceptional, but the rare appearance of jazz icon Dave Holland makes it a lesson from a true master that should not be missed.
Cover: $35
Student: $30 (9:30pm only)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Robin Eubanks & the Mass Line Big Band

Big Band Mondays

Robin Eubanks, a top trombonist of his generation and a highly regarded composer, leads the first night in our brand new Big Band Mondays series. Eubanks recently released his first big band recording, More Than Meets The Ear, to great acclaim, featuring new arrangements of compositions written throughout his career for groups like the SFJazz Collective and the Dave Holland Quintet. The Mass Line Big Band boasts a serious lineup of musicians including alumni of Oberlin, where he teaches, and a number of his first-call New York City friends. They play smart, swinging big band music that achieves some interesting textures with the intermittent use of electric bass and trombone effects in an otherwise acoustic setting. The band is here for one night only, so it’s a great opportunity to check out Big Band Mondays at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

Cover: $35
Student: $30


Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (7:30pm set) 
Abraham Burton/Eric McPherson/Jonathan Barber

Flip Side Sessions

With alto saxophonist Abraham Burton, and drummers Eric McPherson and Jonathan Barber

Flip Side Sessions are back! The first set tonight features saxophonist Abraham Burton in a unique trio performance with two drummers. Burton and Eric McPherson have played together for decades, recording and touring the world to great acclaim. Jonathan Barber is a rapidly rising star who has performed with Burton as part of the Steve Davis Quintet. Burton’s driving musical chemistry with both of these drummers is immediately apparent, and the three of them sharing one stage promises new musical territory that we’re excited to explore.

Cover: $35
Student: $25

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (9:30 pm set)

Theo Croker Acoustic Quintet

Flip Side Sessions

With trumpeter Theo Croker, drummer Kassa Overall, pianist Michael King, bassist Eric Wheeler, tenor saxophonist Anthony Ware
Theo Croker is a young trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who has earned the attention of top musicians since his teen years. His most recent record is the Dee Dee Bridgewater-produced Escape Velocity, a sprawling, genre-bending journey through bop, soul, funk, R&B, and beyond. Tonight, he brings the album’s core touring group to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for an acoustic single set of inspired music.
Cover: $30
Student: $25

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sharel Cassity’s Elektra

With saxophonist Sharel Cassity, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Miki Hayama, bassist Rashaan Carter, and drummer Lucianna Padmore. 
Acclaimed saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Sharel Cassity explores new directions with her electrified new project, "Elektra." Combining such genres as soul, jazz, rock, gospel, hip-hop, and electronica, Elektra offers groove-heavy music that supports thrilling improvisation. Repertoire includes a number of originals as well as fresh arrangements of artists including Björk and Alicia Keys. This group’s lineup includes guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Miki Hayama, bassist Rashaan Carter, and drummer Lucianna Padmore. 
Cover: $30
Student: $25 (9:30pm only)

Thursday, September 8, 2016  (7pm & 9:30pm sets)

Salute to Orrin Keepnews

With saxophonists Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz and Gary Bartz, drummers Akira Tana and Jack DeJohnette, pianists Larry Willis, Junior Mance, and Randy Weston, bassists Ray Drummond, Rufus Reid and Sam Gill
Friends, family, and colleagues gather to celebrate the memory of the great record producer Orrin Keepnews, who died in 2015. A founder of Riverside, Milestone, and Landmark Records, Keepnews worked with Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley, and numerous other jazz greats. The highly prestigious band onstage tonight features four of the many notable musicians produced by Keepnews: NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath and Randy Weston, prolific bassist Ray Drummond, and the ever-versatile drummer Akira Tana. In any context, this would be an all-star band not to miss, and as a heartfelt salute to Orrin Keepnews it will be a particularly memorable occasion.
Cover: $40
Student: $30 (9:30pm only)

Friday-Sunday, September 9-11, 2016

Dave Liebman’s 70th Birthday Celebration featuring EXPANSIONS

With saxophonist Dave Liebman, pianist/keyboardist Bobby Avey, reeds player Matt Vashlishan, acoustic/electric bassist Tony Marino, drummer/percussionist Alex Ritz
After over two decades’ worth of Dave Liebman Group performances across the world (and nearly twenty albums), the poll-topping NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Liebman put together this exciting new band. Fitting in with jazz tradition–and honoring Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, who mentored Liebman in the 1970s–this group extends across generations and allows every member to both teach and learn from one another. The repertoire traverses elements of free jazz in addition to rearrangements of jazz standards infused with complex time signatures and harmonies popular with many of today’s younger jazz leaders. We can’t wait to welcome the group back in celebration of Liebman’s 70th birthday! Join us at Dizzy’s to take part in the festivities.
Cover: Fri $40, Sat $45, Sun $35
Student: $30 (9:30pm only)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Jimmy Greene Big Band

Big Band Mondays

With saxophonist Jimmy Greene

Saxophone giant Jimmy Greene and his Big Band join our brand new Big Band Mondays series. Greene’s most recent performance at Dizzy’s was centered on his 2014 Grammy Award-nominated album Beautiful Life. For this set, he’s assembling what will undoubtedly be a top-notch big band. Though he’s played in big bands led by artists like Harry Connick, Jr., leading a group this size is a relatively new frontier for Greene. As with all of his work, we know this performance will be soulful and swinging, expertly arranged, and full of thoughtful improvisation.
Cover: $35
Student: $30





Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (7:30pm set)

Veronica Swift  

Flip Side Sessions

With vocalist Veronica Swift
22-year-old Veronica Swift is one of jazz’s top upcoming vocalists. She recently won 2nd place in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, performed in The Appel Room with Michael Feinstein in April 2016, and though she’s been featured at Dizzy’s before (starting at age 11), tonight will be her first appearance as a leader. Swift’s maturity and smooth delivery shine through across fast swing, slow ballads, and in the complicated jazz vocal repertory of artists like Annie Ross and Jon Hendricks, with whom she has also shared the stage. She’s here for just one set, so don’t miss your chance to hear this rising star.

Cover: $30
Student: $25

Tuesday, September 13, 2016  (9:30pm set)

Charles Turner
Flip Side Sessions

With vocalist Charles Turner
A 2010 graduate of Berklee College of Music, Charles Turner III has played in New York City’s premier jazz clubs and at international festivals and competitions. Tonight, he makes an anticipated return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola after his outstanding 2014 Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival set. Having performed alongside Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Feinstein, Patrice Rushen, Terri Lyne Carrington, and more, Turner’s experience and maturity as a performer reach far beyond his years. His silky tone, high-energy delivery, smart song selection, and exceptional ability as a scat soloist ensure that he and his group will light up the stage.
Cover: $30
Student: $25

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ben Wendel

“What We Bring” Album Release
With saxophonist Ben Wendel, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Eric Harland

Ben Wendel is a versatile performer, composer, and producer widely recognized as the co-leader of the longstanding, Grammy Award-nominated group Kneebody. This album release party celebrates Wendel’s What We Bring, a direct follow-up to The Seasons – one of The New York Times’ top 10 albums of 2015. What We Bring features two tracks from The Seasons, two unexpected covers, and a set of new originals that we can’t wait to hear. The band is superb, and the album’s themes could not be more appropriate for the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival: “What We Bring refers to the experience, inspiration, and shared wisdom that musicians collect and absorb throughout their lives… All of the pieces on this album are dedicated to masters from the past, peers from the present, and musicians of the future… nothing springs from a vacuum – all that we make is connected, influenced, and most importantly, indebted to what has been created before us and around us in the present day.”
Cover: $35
Student: $25

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Entre Colegas:  Celebrating Andy Gonzalez

With bassists Andy Gonzalez and Luques Curtis, Tres guitarist Nelson Gonzalez, conga player and percussionist Roland Guerrero, trumpeter Carlos Abadie, quarto guitarist Orlando Santiago, guitarist Ben Lapidus, vocalists and percussionists Manuel Carro and Ricky Sala, guitarist and vocalist David Oquendo, timbales player Nicky Marrero, and pianist Zaccai Curtis
Entre Colegas,
or “Among colleagues,” is the latest record from the Bronx-born legend Andy González. In this new project, he assembled a group of elite musicians and longtime friends to explore music that he describes as “Cuban and Puerto Rican music with the focus on guitars and strings…” or in his other words, “Django Reinhardt goes to Cuba and Puerto Rico.” The eclectic repertoire includes originals and new arrangements of “Ode to Joy,” “Misty,” “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing,” and more. Rounding out the group of veterans onstage are two young favorites at Jazz at Lincoln Center: Luques and Zaccai Curtis, known together as the Curtis Brothers.
Cover: $40
Student: $30 (9:30pm only)

Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016

Marilyn Maye

With vocalist Marilyn Maye
Singer and actress Marilyn Maye is a true living legend. She’s shared the stage with artists like Count Basie and Charlie Parker, and appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson an unprecedented 76 times. Maye was recently featured in The Appel Room alongside Michael Feinstein and in Rose Theater as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Annual Gala. Now, for the first time, audiences can enjoy this iconic songstress in our most intimate venue. Join us for an evening of great American song performed by a legendary artist deeply embedded in its history.
Cover: Fri $45, Sat $45, Sun $40
Student: $35 (9:30pm only)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Josh Evans Big Band

Big Band Mondays

With trumpeters Tony Sisson, Bryan Davis, Vitaly Golovnev,  and Marquis Hill; trombonists Frank Lacy, Stafford Hunter, Corey Wilcox, and Max Seigel; saxophonists Bruce Williams, Yunie Mojica, Stacy Dillard, Mike Lee, and Lauren Sevian; pianist Theo Hill, bassist Rashaan Carter, drummer Kush Abadey, and vocalist Shenel Johns
Trumpeter Josh Evans has performed in the bands of and/or recorded with an extraordinary list of artists, including Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Rashied Ali, and Gregory Porter. For one night at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Evans returns with his Big Band to perform his arrangements of standards and originals. The band features an exciting combination of well-established players and up-and-coming musicians, and we look forward to hearing what they bring to the stage this time.

Cover: $35
Student: $25

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (7:30pm set)

E.J. Strickland Quintet

Flip Side Sessions

With drummer E.J. Strickland, alto saxophonist Godwin Louis, tenor and soprano saxophonist Marcus Strickland, pianist Victor Gould, and bassist Linda Oh
Drummer E.J. Strickland treats audiences to a stacked lineup of first-call musicians: alto saxophonist Godwin Louis, pianist Victor Gould, bassist Linda Oh, and E.J.’s identical twin brother, tenor and soprano saxophonist Marcus Strickland. Though E.J. Strickland calls the shots from behind the drum kit, each member is an acclaimed improviser who enjoys an equal share of the spotlight in this group.  The quintet plays a dynamic range of straight-ahead jazz and stirring post-bop that is sophisticated and exciting in its execution, while also notably groove-oriented and vamp-heavy, providing a welcome entry point for listeners of varying tastes in jazz. This quintet configuration is here for one set only, so be sure to stop by!
Cover: $30
Student: $25

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (9:30pm set)

E.J. Strickland Transient Beings
Flip Side Sessions

With drummer E.J. Strickland, vocalist and effects Sarah Elizabeth Charles, guitarists Mark Whitfield and Tom Guarna, and electric bassist Richie Goods

Drummer E.J. Strickland’s new project, Transient Beings, employs the unique instrumentation of electric bass (Richie Goods), two guitars (Mark Whitfield and Tom Guarna), and the effected vocals of Sarah Elizabeth Charles. Each of these musicians is a distinct and versatile artist, and together they effortlessly weave through Strickland’s original blend of jazz, Afrobeat, funk, fusion, hip-hop, and rock. Strickland utilizes this range of musical styles as a way to unite listeners, “offering something for everybody.” It’s a successful approach that will surely appeal to a wide range of contemporary music-lovers seeking fresh, creative sounds. As the group’s name suggests, it’s important to recognize the present and cherish what time we have. Through their music, this band aims to help listeners fulfill that ideal.

Cover: $30
Student: $25

Wednesday-Thursday, September 21-22, 2016

Marquis Hill and Signatures in Brass

FONT Festival

With trumpeters Marquis Hill, Maurice Brown, Jason Palmer, Darren Barrett, Theo Croker, and Ingrid Jensen; pianist Theo Hill, bassist Eric Wheeler, and drummer John Davis
The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) is a nonprofit organization founded by renowned trumpeter Dave Douglas. It is an incredible platform for trumpeters to present creative new music across all genres. This year, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is proud to host two evenings curated by the winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, the great Marquis Hill. One of the highlights of the 2015 Festival was Hill’s performance with the Signatures in Brass band, when six trumpeters and their rhythm section blew the roof off the Jazz Gallery. Tonight’s show marks FONT Music’s first collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, bringing together two formidable advocates for jazz and new music. This performance will also feature a world premiere of new music by Hill, funded by the FONT Music award of the Roy Campbell, Jr. Commission in honor of the organization’s co-founder. This isn’t just for the hardcore trumpet fans; anyone interested in checking out some of the freshest sounds in the city should stop by.

Cover: Wed $35, Thu $40
Student: $25 (not available 7:30pm Thu)


Friday-Sunday, September 23-25, 2016

Stefon Harris & Sonic Creed

With vibraphonist and marimba player Stefon Harris, flutist Elena Pinderhughes (9/23 and 9/24), guitarist Mike Moreno, pianist James Francies, bassist Joshua Crumbly, and drummer Obed Calvaire

Vibraphone superstar Stefon Harris is a multi-Grammy Award nominee and six-time recipient of the Jazz Journalist Association’s Best Mallet Player award. He is also known for assembling new bands of top rising star musicians, and tonight he brings his new group Sonic Creed to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. They haven’t released any recordings yet, but the lineup alone warrants plenty of excitement. Join us at Dizzy’s for what’s sure to be some genre-bending, groove-heavy improvised music that will leave you feeling good.

Cover: Fri, Sat & Sun $45
Student: $35 (9:30pm only)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Ryan Keberle’s Big Band Living Legacy Project

Big Band Mondays
At 35 years old, Ryan Keberle is already an astoundingly versatile musician. He’s worked closely with a variety of artists including Wynton Marsalis, Maria Schneider, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, and Sufjan Stevens – not to mention performing with the Saturday Night Live band, Broadway orchestras, and film soundtracks. Last summer he brought his one-of-a-kind band Catharsis to Dizzy’s, and he now returns with a wildly different program. The Big Band Living Legacy Project celebrates and carries on the musical heritage of big band jazz, performed by original members of such classic big bands as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Benny Goodman. The repertoire includes hits and lesser known works by composers including Sy Olliver, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Neil Hefti, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Bob Brookmeyer. Keberle is a clever arranger and passionate bandleader, and tonight’s band will inject fresh life into this timeless repertoire.

Cover: $35
Student: $25

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 27-28, 2016

The New Charles Tolliver/MUSIC INC.

With trumpeter Charles Tolliver, guitarist Bruce Edwards, pianist Theo Hill, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drummer Lawrence Leathers
Since his 1964 recording debut with Jackie McLean, trumpeter Charles Tolliver has worked with such icons as Roy Haynes, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Oliver Nelson, and Max Roach. In 1970 he released the classic album Music Inc on Strata-East – a successful and ongoing record label he co-founded – and then continued to tour with his MUSIC INC band through the 1980s and ‘90s.  The history associated with the group makes this “New Charles Tolliver/MUSIC INC.” project quite exciting. With an eclectic new lineup of Bruce Edwards, Theo Hill, Essiet Essiet, and Lawrence Leathers, Tolliver will further explore this musical legacy, uniting multiple generations of jazz under his unique vision and leadership.
Cover: Tue & Wed $35
Student: $30

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Catherine Russell: Harlem on My Mind

Album Release Party

With vocalist Catherine Russell

Grammy Award-winner Catherine Russell has been one of the most widely-recognized jazz vocalists since the release of her debut CD in 2006. Her experience extends beyond releasing six acclaimed albums as a solo artist; Russell has also worked with Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, and Levon Helm. This winter she’ll be on tour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, but in the meantime you can catch her at Dizzy’s for this one-night-only album release party. Her new project is titled Harlem On My Mind, and it features soulful interpretations of such influences as Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Benny Carter, Irving Berlin, Andy Razaf, and Fats Waller. Together, these artists helped define a golden age in Harlem – a great renaissance that continues to reverberate today through extraordinary artists like Catherine Russell. Seeing her perform live is a truly uplifting experience, making these intimate sets at Dizzy’s an easy recommendation for any jazz fan.
Cover: $45

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, 2016 (7pm and 9pm)

Joey Alexander Trio

Album Release Party

With pianist Joey Alexander, bassist Larry Grenadier (9/30 and 10/1) and Dan Chmielinski (10/2), and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.

After jaw-dropping performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014 Gala, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, historic festivals around the world, and a feature spotlight on 60 Minutes, 13-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander returns to overwhelming demand. Tonight’s performance is an album release party for Alexander’s sophomore album on Motema Records, Countdown. This new record is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s My Favorite Things, which received two Grammy nominations, making Joey the youngest Grammy Award nominee in jazz history. Alexander’s youth makes his technical ability and emotional and improvisational maturity almost startling, but this level of performance would earn the gig at any age. Joining Alexander are bassists Larry Grenadier (9/30 and 10/1) and Dan Chmielinski (10/2), plus multi-Grammy Award-winning drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. Don’t miss this chance to witness a one-of-a-kind jazz legend in the making.
Cover: Fri, Sat and Sun $45

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! Every Thursday and Saturday, Late Night Sessions will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Tuesday - Saturday, August 30 – September 3, 2016
Cover: Tue, Wed $5, Thu, Fri $10, Sat $20
Student: Tue-Fri $5, Sat $10

Tuesday - Saturday, September 6-10, 2016

With drummer Jonathan Pinson, saxophonist and flutist Mario Castro, pianist Samora Pinderhughes, bassist Joshua Crumbly, and guitarist Andrew Renfroe
Cover: Tue, Wed $5, Thu, Fri $10, Sat $20
Student: Tue-Fri $5, Sat $10

Tuesday - Friday, September 13-16, 2016

Cover: Tue, Wed $5, Thu, Fri $10
Student: Tue-Fri $5


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cover: $20
Student: $10

Tuesday - Saturday, September 20-24, 2016


Cover: Tue, Wed $5, Thu, Fri $10, Sat $20
Student: Tue-Fri $5, Sat $10

Tuesday - Saturday, September 27-October 1, 2016

Cover: Tue, Wed $5, Thu, Fri $10, Sat $20
Student: Tue-Fri $5, Sat $10


Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

Call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jazz.org/dizzys.
Prices vary. Dinner served nightly.  
General Admission: $20-$45 (unless noted otherwise).
Students: $5-$30 with valid student ID (selected sets only). 
Late Night Session: $5-$20. 
Food and Beverage minimum of $10 applies to all.    

Headliner sets are 7:30pm, 9:30pm (unless noted otherwise)

Christina Riley