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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola August 2017 Lineup Announced

DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA AUGUST 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Highlights include debuts by Ulysses Owens, Jr. and
New Century Big Band; Jane Bunnett and Maqueque;
The Danowsky/Wolsk Jazz Orchestra; and Axel Tosca

Trio da Paz returns for a two-week summer residency for 10th consecutive year
 

New York, NY (June 22, 2017) – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola announces its August 2017 lineup featuring a diverse array of Latin jazz  programs, as well as debuts by bands and bandleaders: drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.’s New Century Big Band, saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, the Danowsky/Wolsk Jazz Orchestra, and Cuban pianist Axel Tosca.

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


AUGUST 2017 DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA LINE-UP:


CELEBRATING NAT “KING”COLE WITH SACHAL VASANDANI & FRIENDS
August 1, 7:30pm &9:30pm
With vocalist Sachal Vasandani, trumpeter Terell Stafford, pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Josh Ginsburg, and drummer Jeremy Dutton
Over the past decade, vocalist Sachal Vasandani has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center alongside artists like Jon Hendricks (for his 90th birthday), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, and more. He returns to the intimate Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to celebrate Nat “King” Cole. Sachal has brought this acclaimed project to major stages in both small group and orchestral contexts, and it will be a treat to experience it in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s most intimate performance space. With classics like “Unforgettable,” “Mona Lisa,” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” plus a few original tunes, Vasandani and his friends will share their deep passion for the legendary Nat “King” Cole.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

DOMINICK FARINACCI
August 2, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, vocalist Shenel Johns, accordionist Julien Labro, vibraphonist/pianist Christian Tamburr, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, drummer Lawrence Leathers, and percussionist Jamey Haddad
When Quincy Jones first saw Dominick Farinacci perform, he famously said: “This kid is 360 degrees!” Every aspect of his talent has received its due praise—from his succinct, melodic phrasing, to his expressive tone and strong chops. Farinacci’s most recent Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola appearance was an album release show for Short Stories, an elegant collection of music featuring pieces by Dianne Reeves, Tom Waits, Horace Silver, the Gypsy Kings, Cream, and original compositions. He now returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with a new group of top-notch instrumentalists and rising star vocalist Shenel Johns.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

BEN WOLFE SEXTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST RANDY BRECKER
August 3-6, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With pianist Luis Perdomo(8/3-8/5), pianist Victor Gould (8/6), bassist Ben Wolfe, drummer Donald Edwards, vibraphonist Joel Ross, trumpeter Randy Brecker, and tenor saxophonist Ben Solomon
Ben Wolfe is a Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer. Not only has he held long-term positions with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall, Wolfe is also a prominent bandleader and recording artist. Of his MAXJAZZ debut, No Strangers Here, The New York Times wrote: “In this music Mingus and Miles Davis meet Bartok and Bernard Herrmann.” For this appearance, he leads the Ben Wolfe Quintet featuring jazz giant Randy Brecker. A regular headliner himself, Brecker has won six Grammy Awards as a bandleader and has worked with everyone from Charles Mingus and Horace Silver to Frank Zappa and Parliament-Funkadelic. This will be Wolfe and Brecker’s first collaboration at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
Cover: Thu-Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25 (9:30pm only)

JAZZ HOUSE KIDS WITH HOST CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE
August 7, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

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 combos and award-winning big bands, 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 mentorship by a host of extraordinary talent. Support the next generation of jazz musicians with the JHK Big Band and host/artistic director Christian McBride.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

JOHN ELLIS SEXTET
August 8, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With saxophonist John Ellis, vibraphonist Joel Ross, trombonist Alan Ferber, organist/pianist/accordionist Gary Versace, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Joe Dyson
John Ellis is one of New York’s premiere saxophonists, having performed and recorded on over 100 albums alongside artists including John Patitucci, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Robert Glasper, and Sting. NPR has noted that “The tenor saxophonist John Ellis is a commanding instrumentalist with a most gorgeous, caramelized tone. And though he now lives in New York, his band gives away the fact that he learned an awful lot in New Orleans.”  Ellis is also a major force as a composer; he leads multiple bands and has received three composition grants through The Jazz Gallery, among other honors. Ellis returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to lead his virtuosic Sextet comprising Joel Ross, Alan Ferber, Gary Versace, Reuben Rogers, and Joe Dyson.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

ULYSSES OWENS, JR. THREE CD RELEASE
Featuring Joel Ross, Reuben Rogers, and special guest Vuyo Sotashe
August 9, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., bassist Reuben Rogers, vibraphonist Joel Ross, and vocalist Vuyo Sotashe
In just the past few years, Ulysses Owens, Jr. has performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with artists including Christian McBride, Joey Alexander, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Nelson, the Swing Collective, and the New Century Jazz Quintet. Already one of today’s most high-profile sidemen, this Grammy Award winner and DownBeat Rising Star has recently stepped into a leadership role and assembled some top-shelf groups. We’re lucky to have him back for another album release event at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Owens’ new group features the well-established bassist Reuben Rogers and two of New York’s most in-demand rising stars: vibraphonist Joel Ross and vocalist Vuyo Sotashe.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

ULYSSES OWENS, JR. AND THE NEW CENTURY BIG BAND*
August 10, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
With saxophonists Tim Green, Lakecia Benjamin, Daniel Dickinson, Michael Thomas, and Carl Maraghi; trombonists Michael Dease, Tom “Bones" Malone, Nicholas Lee, and Wyatt Forhan; trumpeters Benny Benack III, Frank Green, Marcus Parsley, and Alphonso Horne; pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi; bassist Yasushi Nakamura; drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.; and vocalists Shenel Johns and Charles Turner
Drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. leads the New Century Big Band’s debut at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. This new, unrecorded group is an expansion of the acclaimed New Century Jazz Quintet, a small group featuring five of the best rising star musicians from New York City and Japan: Ulysses Owens, Jr., Tim Green, Benny Benack III, Takeshi Ohbayashi, and Yasushi Nakamura. Over the past few years, the Quintet has performed to enthusiastic New York audiences at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and throughout Japan, leaving no question that they are all key players in the future of jazz. This big band adds 11 worthy instrumentalists to the mix, plus vocalists Shenel Johns and Charles Turner, both of whom have been featured headliners at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
Cover: $40
Student: $25 (9:30pm only)

RENÉ MARIE
August 11-13, 7:30pm  & 9:30pm

With vocalist René Marie, pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Quentin Baxter, Jr.
Blessed with a crystal clear voice, fierce originality, and a commanding stage presence, René Marie is a musical force of nature and a provocative risk-taker. Marie’s repertoire is nicely varied, with a welcome emphasis on her incisive original compositions. For her return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Marie will bring her regular, Grammy Award-nominated rhythm section of pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Quentin Baxter, Jr.
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $20 (9:30pm only)

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: JANE BUNNETT AND MAQUEQUE*
August 14, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With flautist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett, pianist and vocalist Danae Olano, electric bassist and vocalist Celia Jimenez, percussionist and vocalist Magdelys Savigne, violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez, and drummer Yissy Garcia
Four-time JUNO Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Officer of the Order of Canada, saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett has long been inspired by the music of Cuba. Bunnett blends intricate folkloric Afro-Cuban rhythms with contemporary jazz, and she has been credited with introducing North American audiences to Cuban greats like Pedrito Martinez, David Virelles, Dafnis Prieto, and Yosvanny Terry. Her latest group, Maqueque, is a young, all-female sextet that she assembled in Cuba, and they have already received broad acclaim. Their infectious blend of Cuban soul and modern jazz will fill Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola during this debut performance.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST on jazz.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton.

TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS WITH MAUCHA ADNET, HARRY ALLEN, AND CLAUDIO RODITI
Music of Getz, Jobim & Brazilian Classics
August 15-20, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

August 22-27, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the tenth consecutive year, Trio da Paz comes 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.
Cover: Tue-Wed $40 / Thu- Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $20 (not avail Thu-Sun, 7:30pm)

DANOWSKY/WOLSK JAZZ ORCHESTRA*
August 21, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Danowsky/Wolsk Jazz Orchestra is a brand new big band led by two hardworking students from Northwestern University. Following a successful fundraising campaign bolstered by a significant grant from the University, this ambitious pair recently recorded their debut album. It is not often that musicians this young have the talent, drive, and focus required to assemble, record, and travel with a jazz orchestra, and the passion they have brought to this project is remarkable. The album is comprised entirely of new, unrecorded big band works composed by Danowsky, Wolsk, and their peers, showcasing some promising young voices jazz from Chicago and New York.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

BILL O'CONNELL AND THE LATIN JAZZ ALL-STARS
August 28, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With saxophonist and flautist Steve Slagle, trombonist Conrad Herwig, pianist Bill O’Connell, bassist Luques Curtis, drummer Richie Barshay, and percussionist Roman Diaz
Bill O’Connell is an award-winning pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger celebrated in both Latin and contemporary jazz. Since becoming Mongo Santamaría’s keyboardist in 1977, O’Connell has performed with, led, and arranged for such heavyweights as Astrud Gilberto, Sonny Rollins, Papo Vázquez, Paquito D’Rivera, and Chet Baker, and he recorded over a dozen albums with the Grammy Award-winning flutist Dave Valentín. O’Connell is one of the modern greats as both a player and writer, and The Latin Jazz All-Stars, his primary band, truly lives up to its name.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

A NIGHT IN HAVANA WITH AXEL TOSCA*
August 29, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With pianist Axel Tosca, bassist Alex Smith, drummer Mark Whitfield Jr., vibraphonist Felipe Fournier, and percussionist/vocalist Xiomara Laugart
Cuban-born, New York-based pianist and composer Axel Tosca makes his debut at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Described as “contemporary jazz with a global reach,” Tosca blends influences including folk, timba, Afro-Caribbean, and funk. He is a charismatic bandleader whose groups have great chemistry, and will be leading his band through a set focused on his original music. The set will be a raw, acoustic approach to his compositions from his self-titled album.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY
August 30-31, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the preeminent voices of the American Songbook, a tireless performer who has reached acclaim on Broadway, in theaters, on television, and in a variety of concert halls and jazz clubs around the country. Her last performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola was an album release party celebrating Callaway’s tribute to the virtuosic Sarah Vaughan, also known as “Sassy” and “The Divine One.” A full concert dedicated to this legendary vocalist was a bold and formidable task, but Callaway regularly proves her ability to cover diverse and challenging material with taste, humor, and technical strength.
Cover: Wed-Thu $40
Student: $20 (not avail Thu, 7:30pm)

*Denotes artist debut at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola


AUGUST 2017 LATE-NIGHT SESSIONS LINEUP:
Doors open at 11:15pm every Tuesday through Saturday for the Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented up and coming jazz artists, with special-invite jam sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays hosted by Julian Lee.

Tuesday-Saturday, August 1-5
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Luke Sellick
With bassist Luke Sellick, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, pianist Will Bonness, and drummers Jimmy Macbride (Aug 1-3) and Charles Goold (Aug 4-5)

Tuesday-Saturday, August 8-12
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Jennifer Sanon

Tuesday-Saturday, August 15-18
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Nate Sparks Ensemble (8/15-8/18)
LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Nate Sparks Big Band (8/19)

Tuesday-Saturday, August 22-26
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Justin Poindexter with Martina DaSilva

Tuesday-Saturday, August 29-September 2
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Patrick Bartley

WHERE:
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.

HOW:
Call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jazz.org/dizzys.
Dinner and drinks served nightly. Minimum of $10 applies to all.

General Admission: $20-$45 (unless noted otherwise).
Students: $5-$30 with valid student ID (selected sets only).
Late Night Session: $5-$20.

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

Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and connected TV applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide at www.jazz.org/live

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
 Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, Centene Charitable Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, Steinway & Sons, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and United Airlines.

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
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YouTube: youtube.com/jalc | Live Stream: jazz.org/live

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA:
Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director, Public Relations
Jazz at Lincoln Center
212.258.9807
rkim@jazz.org