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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola August 2018 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (July 3, 2018) – Summer favorites return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in August, including Jazz House Kids with host Christian McBride (August 6); Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (August 8–9); Ted Nash Quintet (August 10–12); and Trio da Paz & Friends with Maucha Adnet, Harry Allen, and Claudio Roditi (August 14–19, August 21–26).

Dennis Lichtman makes his headlining debut at Dizzy’s with Dennis Lichtman’s Queensboro Six (August 1) – the evening marks the album release party for “Crossing the River,” which pays tribute to the historic jazz legends of Queens, New York, including Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams, Fats Waller, Count Basie, among others. Violinist Meg Okura (August 20) and saxophonist/vocalist Camille Thurman (August 30) also celebrate their respective album releases. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with The Jonathan Ragonese Ensemble with special guest vocalist Micaela Diamond (August 13).

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. For additional information, visit jazz.org/dizzys.
 

AUGUST 2018 DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA LINEUP:

DENNIS LICHTMAN'S QUEENSBORO SIX WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
“Crossing the River” Album Release Party
August 1 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Dizzy’s Club kicks off August with an album release party for Dennis Lichtman and his Queensboro Six. With a swinging repertoire of originals and early jazz classics, the band pays tribute to historic jazz denizens of Queens, New York, including Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, James P. Johnson, and Milt Hinton. It will be an evening of upbeat music rooted in the early jazz traditions of the 1920s and ‘30s, with special guest violinist Mazz Swift and vocalist Terry Wilson adding to the authentic vibe. In addition to being a masterful clarinetist, Lichtman, a Queens resident, is also a gifted storyteller and charming host, giving audiences just the right amount of history and humor to better connect with this easy-to-love music.
Cover: $35
Students: $25

BEN WOLFE SEXTET FEATURING TOM HARRELL
August 2–5 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Ben Wolfe is a Grammy Award–winning bassist and composer who “swings with authority,” according to Wynton Marsalis. Not only has he held long-term positions with artists including Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, and Marsalis, but Wolfe is also a prominent bandleader and recording artist who has long been praised for his eclectic output. Of his MAXJAZZ debut, No Strangers Here, the New York Times wrote: “In this music Mingus and Miles Davis meet Bartok and Bernard Herrmann.” Wolfe’s annual return to Dizzy’s Club is always an anticipated occasion, and he brings with him a new special guest every time. Recent appearances have included stars like Sean Jones, Randy Brecker, and Nicholas Payton, and this year audiences will enjoy trumpet genius Tom Harrell, who himself sold out seven consecutive shows at Dizzy’s in 2016.
Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Students: $25

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: JAZZ HOUSE KIDS WITH HOST CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE
August 6 | 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 (recently taking second place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition), 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. 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
Students: $25

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.

VICTOR PROVOST
August 7 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Steel pan player Victor Provost is a jaw-dropping talent from Washington D.C. The young virtuoso tours with luminaries like NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera and Dion Parson, and he has received such accolades as Percussionist of the Year by the Washington City Paper—six years in a row. With a strong foundation in bebop and deep roots in Caribbean music, he primarily plays swinging jazz imbued with the unique sound and feel of steel pan as a leading voice. Provost is a key figure in Dion Parson’s ever-popular 21st Century Band, which performs at Dizzy’s Club every summer, but it’s a special treat to present Provost as a leader. Tonight he’ll be joined by his regular band members (including two thirds of Paquito D’Rivera’s rhythm section): drummer Billy Williams, pianist and keyboardist Alex Brown, and bassist Zach Brown.
Cover: $30
Students: $25

JANE BUNNETT AND MAQUEQUE
August 8–9 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Four-time JUNO Award winner, two-time Grammy Award 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 Yosvany Terry. Her latest group, Maqueque, is a young, all-female sextet that she assembled in Cuba, and it has already received broad acclaim. Fresh off their Newport Jazz Festival debut, come check out Maqueque’s infectious blend of Cuban soul and modern jazz in this anticipated return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
Cover: Wed $35 / Thurs $40
Students: $25

TED NASH QUINTET
August 10–12 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Saxophonist and composer Ted Nash is a vital part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a celebrated bandleader in his own right. Whether playing with Wynton Marsalis, his own Grammy Award-winning big band, or as a sideman in various small groups, Nash expertly pushes artistic boundaries while staying true to the fundamentals of jazz. Tonight’s performance is the album release party for Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola—Nash’s first live record in over 25 years—and his band is the same all-star lineup featured on the album: Warren Wolf, a young protégé of Bobby Hutcherson and a leading force on the vibraphone; Gary Versace, a prolific and versatile pianist; bassist Rufus Reid, long-recognized as one of the world’s best bassists, having played with everyone from Stan Getz to Dexter Gordon; and Matt Wilson, an endlessly creative and infectiously joyful drummer who regularly sells out Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Individually and collectively, this group is intensely creative, highly experienced, and easy to recommend for a wide variety of music fans.
Cover: Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $35
Students: $25

MOSAIC OF WONDER: THE MUSIC OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Jonathan Ragonese Ensemble with special guest vocalist Micaela Diamond
August 13 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

New York’s celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial continues in Dizzy’s Club with Mosaic of Wonder: The Music of Leonard Bernstein. The show will be led by saxophonist and composer Jonathan Ragonese, an exceedingly versatile artist whose original work was featured in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s New Jazz Standards showcase. Now, with the Jonathan Ragonese Ensemble and to-be-announced special guests, he will share his own take on the timeless music written by one of the 20th century’s most broadly adored composers, Leonard Bernstein, on the occasion of Bernstein’s centennial.
Cover: $35
Students: $25

TRIO DA PAZ & FRIENDS WITH MAUCHA ADNET, HARRY ALLEN, AND CLAUDIO RODITI
Music of Getz, Jobim & Brazilian Classics
August 14–19 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
August 21–26 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the 11th 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. Reserve your seats quickly to make sure you don’t miss out on this high-demand annual tradition!
Cover: Tues, Wed $40 / Thurs, Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $35
Students: $25

MEG OKURA & THE PAN ASIAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE "IMA IMA" FEATURING TOM HARRELL
August 20 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Violinist, vocalist, composer, bandleader, and 2018 Chamber Music America grant recipient Meg Okura presents Ima Ima. This is her fourth album of original works with the Pan Asian Jazz Ensemble, the ten-piece jazz chamber group that Okura has used to blend the sounds of East and West for more than a decade. Released on Mother’s Day, Okura’s latest album explores her new Jewish faith, Japanese heritage, passion for jazz, and love of family:  “Ima” means “mom” in Hebrew and “now” in Japanese. Joining the multicultural ensemble is trumpeter Tom Harrell, a singular voice in contemporary jazz who has been named “trumpeter of the year” multiple times by DownBeat, recorded on over 260 albums, and worked with a long list of greats as both soloist and composer. With Okura’s broad stylistic range and compositional prowess, he makes a perfect addition to the award-winning ensemble.
Cover: $35
Students: $25

DW JAZZ ORCHESTRA
August 27 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

The DW Jazz Orchestra is a brand new big band led by two hardworking students from Northwestern University: Louis Danowsky and Sam Wolsk. Following a successful fundraising campaign and a significant grant from the University, this ambitious pair recorded their debut album last year. The album is comprised entirely of new, previously unrecorded big band works composed by Danowsky, Wolsk, and their peers, showcasing promising young voices jazz from Chicago and New York. It’s 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.
Cover: $35
Students: $25

WILLIAM PARKER: IN ORDER TO SURVIVE EXTENDED ENSEMBLE
August 28–29 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Bronx-born bassist and composer William Parker has long been a key figure in the New York jazz scene and beyond, having recorded over 150 albums and collaborated with top musicians around the world. In recognition of his influence on the creative jazz scene for more than 40 years, he received the prestigious Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in 2013. His various projects cover an enormous stylistic range, and adventurous listeners are greatly rewarded.
Cover: $35
Students: $25

CAMILLE THURMAN WITH DARRELL GREEN TRIO
Album Release Party
August 30 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

The multitalented Camille Thurman is an award-winning composer, formidable saxophonist, and second-place winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She has performed with artists ranging from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Billy Taylor, George Coleman, Lew Tabackin, and George Benson to Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliot. Tonight she celebrates the release of her brand new album. If Thurman’s other records are any indication, it’ll be a stylistically varied mix of original and classic repertoire that highlights her chops as both a singer and instrumentalist; her 2017 live album featured songs by Sarah Vaughan, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, and others. Thurman is equally talented a vocalist as she is a saxophonist, and her performances as a bandleader are the best way to enjoy the full scope of her artistry.
Cover: $35
Students: $25

 

AUGUST 2018 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 jam sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays hosted by Julian Lee.

Tuesday-Saturday, July 31–August 4
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Ryan Slatko “Tribute to Mulgrew Miller”

Tuesday-Saturday, August 7–11       
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Charles Goold

Tuesday-Saturday, August 14–18 
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Adam Moezinia

Tuesday-Saturday, August 21–25
LATE NIGHT SESSION:  Alphonso Horne
LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Alphonso Horne (8/25)

Tuesday-Saturday, August 28–September 1       
LATE NIGHT SESSION: TBD


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

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
Facebook: facebook.com/dizzysclubcocacola |
Twitter: @jazzdotorg | Instagram: @jazzdotorg |
YouTube: youtube.com/jalc | Livestream: 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.

 

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Press Inquiries:
Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center
rkim@jazz.org
212-258-9807