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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA August 2014 Artist lineup

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2014
August 2014 Artist lineup

Friday – Sunday, August 1 – 3
Willie Jones III Sextet

Known for his distinct style of rhythmic expression, drummer Willie Jones III is one of the world’s top jazz drummers. As a leader, Jones has five critically acclaimed albums under his belt. As a sideman, he’s held long tenures in bands led by Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones and Cedar Walton. Jones’ repertoire will include hard bop selections, the Cedar Walton songbook and the debut of originals tunes.

With Willie Jones III, drums; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Eric Reed, piano; Stacy Dillard, tenor saxophone; Steve Davis, trombone; and Dezron Douglas, bass

Cover: Thursday and Sunday $35; Friday $40; Saturday $45
Student: $25 (Thurs-Sat, 9:30pm only)

Monday, August 4
Hamilton De Holanda & Anat Cohen

Widely considered the top instrumentalist in Brazil (or in the U.S., the “Jimi Hendrix of bandolim”), Latin GRAMMY® Award nominee De Holanda has spent a career reinventing his instrument of choice, the 10-string mandolin. By masterfully interweaving choro, jazz, samba, and much more, De Holanda synthesizes traditional styles into an open framework that highlights his virtuosic abilities. This approach makes him a perfect match for the genre-crossing clarinetist Anat Cohen, whom The New York Times called “a revelation” after a recent performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Cohen has been voted Clarinetist of Year by the Jazz Journalists Association for six consecutive years, and she has topped both critics and readers polls in DownBeat magazine for the last several years.

Cover: $35
Student: $20

Tuesday, August 5
Johnny O’Neal Trio

In addition to playing the role of Art Tatum in Ray (2004), Johnny O'Neal is a seasoned pianist who has worked regularly with musicians and groups such as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson's quartet. The late, great Mulgrew Miller (himself an esteemed piano master) said of O’Neal: “There are so many outstanding things about Johnny’s playing... Number one: the touch. Johnny has a million dollar touch… The other thing is his feeling of swing, which is so natural. Then there’s Johnny’s personality - so engaging. And Johnny can play a ballad like few people, if any. I’ve always held his talent in the highest regard, and I think he’s a very special artist.”

Cover: $30
Student: $20

Wednesday – Thursday, August 6 – 7
Marcus and Riza Printup Quartet: Desire CD Release

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Marcus Printup and harpist extraordinaire Riza Printup celebrate Desire, their genre-blending album that has already received high praise from fans and critics. These sets will feature an assortment of jazz, bop, pop, and Brazilian forms, with musical examples including arrangements of Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Carol King, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Marcus is a world-renowned soloist and ensemble member, as is Riza, whose harp playing has been compared to a piano in its complexity and melodic clarity. Join us as we showcase the incredible talent of one of our own in this unique instrumental format.

Cover: $35
Student: $20

Friday – Sunday, August 8 – 10
Sherman Irby Quintet: The Music of Art Blakey

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Sherman Irby brings his all-star quintet to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. An accomplished bandleader and saxophonist with the sweetest tone, Irby will be paying tribute to Art Blakey and the hard bop music pioneered by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Joining Irby will be fellow JLCO member Vincent Gardner, plus former JLCO member Eric Reed and returning Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite Willie Jones III, whose resumes both include renowned leadership and supporting roles with icons like Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Christian McBride, and Arturo Sandoval. Rounding out the group is Gerald Cannon, who launched his own prestigious career as the bassist for none other than Art Blakey.

With Sherman Irby, alto saxophone; Vincent Gardner, trombone; Eric Reed, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; and Willie Jones III, drums

Cover: Fri, $40; Sat, $45; Sun, $35
Student: $25 (Fri-Sat, 9:30pm only; Sun both sets)

Monday, August 11
Jazz House Kids Featuring Christian McBride

Jazz House Kids (JHK) is a community-based arts organization that provides year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to students, teachers, and adults from diverse backgrounds. JHK has developed award-winning big bands (who took second place in JALC’s Essentially Ellington competition this year) and combos, and many students continue their studies at the nation's leading colleges and conservatories. JHK students have unparalleled access to professional and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, ensuring an authentic jazz education and mentoring by a host of extraordinary talent. Join us with the JHK Big Band and host/artistic director Christian McBride in support of the next generation of great jazz musicians.

Cover: $35
Student: $20

Tuesday – Wednesday, August 12 – 13
Celebrating 60 Years of Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown
Curated and Co-Presented by Revive Music
Featuring Sean Jones and Keyon Harrold, trumpets

Revive Music and Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrate 60 years of Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown, the beloved album that has since been inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame. This remarkable recording was the only collaboration between legendary vocalist Sarah Vaughan and trumpet icon Clifford Brown. Tonight, critically acclaimed musicians of multiple eras—many of them regular performers at Jazz at Lincoln Center—join forces to premiere new arrangements of this classic material, in a showcase of two great voices of our time.

With Kennedy and Joanna Teters, vocals; Ben Williams, bass; Raymond Angry, piano; and Nasheet Waits, drums

Cover: $35
Student: $20

Thursday, August 14
Our Father Who Art Blakey: Valery Ponomarev Big Band

World-renowned Russian trumpeter Valery Ponomarev leads “Our Father Who Art Blakey,” a big band tribute to his own former bandleader, Art Blakey. Blakey was best known for his ability to find and hone the sharpest young talent in jazz, from Lee Morgan to Wynton Marsalis, and Ponomarev, who held the trumpet spot right before Marsalis, is no exception. He now leads his own band in the same spirit, highlighting some of the most talented young jazz musicians. Join us at the club for some expertly arranged hard bop, featuring an entire big band of supreme instrumentalists.

Cover: $35
Student: $25

Friday – Sunday, August 15 – 17
Unforgettable Dinah: Denise Perrier Quintet with Houston Person
Celebrating Dinah Washington

San Francisco treasure Denise Perrier, known as “the voice with a heart,” is making her Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut. From the repertoire to the signature tiara and furs, the vivacious Perrier brings Dinah Washington – “the Queen” – back to life. Performing Washington’s greatest hits, from "I Wanna Be Loved" to "Big Long Sliding Thing," Perrier has taken this critically-acclaimed show from the San Francisco Bay Area to venues around the country. These sets will demonstrate why Washington is considered the most popular—and perhaps one of the most controversial—black female recording artists of the 1950s.

Cover: Fri, $40; Sat, $45; Sun, $35
Student: $25

Monday, August 18
The Amigos: Songs of the Southland
With special guests Marcus Printup and Brianna Thom
The Amigos deliver foot-stomping, accordion-infused Americana music, blending folk-rock, zydeco/cajun, and hot jazz. Rockin' solos, daredevil vocal harmonies, and wild western-wear have taken the Amigos from sold-out shows at Lincoln Center to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Nashville’s Music City Roots. Fresh off a six-week tour of Southeast Asia for the U.S. Depart of State, The Amigos are gearing up for an exciting summer schedule with vocalist and Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite, Brianna Thomas. These sets will feature new Amigos compositions inspired by travels in the southeastern United States, as well as the music of Gene Austin, Jimmie Rodgers, and Bessie Smith.

With Justin Poindexter, guitar/lap-steel/vocals; Sam Reider, accordion/vocals; Noah Garabedian, bass; Will Clark, drums; and special guests Brianna Thomas, vocals, and Marcus Printup, trumpet

Cover: $20
Student: $10

Tuesday – Sunday, August 19 – 24
Trio da Paz and Friends: The Music of Jobim & Getz

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the seventh consecutive year, Trio da Paz returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for a two-week summer residency. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil's most in-demand master musicians, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, and Duduka da Fonseca, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. With their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms, this group redefines Brazilian jazz.

With Duduka Da Fonseca, drums; Romero Lubambo, guitar; Nilson Matta, bass; Joe Locke, vibes; Harry Allen, tenor saxophone; and Maucha Adnet, vocals

Cover: Tues – Thurs, Sun, $35; Fri – Sat, $45
Student: $25 (9:30pm only, Thurs – Sat)

Monday, August 25
Michael Carvin: Flash Forward CD Release

Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton
Michael Carvin returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to celebrate the release of Flash Forward, his latest CD in a career spanning over 250 recordings. He has played with leading voices throughout the history of jazz and Motown, including artists like Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, and B.B. King. His great influence as a teacher has shaped the sound of today’s top drummers, with a few of his 300+ students including Kimberly Thompson, Allison Miller, E.J. Strickland, and Eric McPherson. A tireless mentor, Carvin is known for featuring bands with up-and-coming and culturally diverse musicians. Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST on jazz.org/live.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

Tuesday – Sunday, August 26 – 31
Trio da Paz and Friends: The Music of Jobim & Getz

See Tuesday – Sunday, August 19 – 24 above

Late Night Session Schedule:
Scheduled at 11:30pm every Tuesday through Saturday, Late Night Session features some of jazz’s most talented up and coming artists, with a special invited jam session. Hosted by vocalist Michael Mwenso, on Thursday and Saturday nights only. Full Price: Tuesdays and Wednesdays $5; Thursdays and Fridays $10; and Saturdays $20. Student Price: Tuesday – Friday $5; and Saturday $10.

Tuesday – Saturday, July 29 – August 2
Emmet Cohen Trio

Tuesday – Saturday, August 5 – 9
Vanessa Perea

Tuesday – Friday, August 12 – 15
Evan Sherman Big Band

Saturday, August 16
Evan Sherman Big Band with Michael Mwenso

Tuesday – Saturday, August 19 – 23
Dave Lantz Trio

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 or visit www.jazz.org/dizzys.
Prices vary. Dinner served nightly. 
General Admission: $20-$45 (unless noted otherwise);
Students: $5-$25 with valid student ID (selected sets only);  
Late Night Session: $5-$20. 
Minimum of $10 applies to all.    

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

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola continues the Hot Fives Special — $5 cover — during the Late Night Session sets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays — a great way for patrons to hear some of the most talented young jazz performers while enjoying spectacular views of Manhattan.