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Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola January 2014 Artist lineup

For Immediate Release

DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA January 2014 Artist lineup

New York, NY (December 5, 2013) – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola kicks off 2014 with performances by Guggenheim Fellow Kenny Werner, groups led by current and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Vincent GardnerWessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson and Herlin Riley, legendary saxophonist and composer Benny Golson,and experimentalists Jessica Jones and Amina Claudine Myers.

Other highlights include the return of The Cookers,featuring jazz veterans Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Harper, and George Cables; a special one-night-only performance of “Ladies Sing The Blues” with Catherine Russell, Charenee Wade, and Brianna Thomas; and a Salute to Cedar Walton led by co-music directors Michael Mwenso and Evan Sherman. Select Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola performances will also be available via live web stream. Click here for the schedule and more information on Jazz at Lincoln Center's live webcasts.

Schedule and Artist lineup

Wednesday, January 1

Thursday – Sunday, January 2 – 5
Kenny Werner Quintet

Pianist-composer Kenny Werner is a gifted pianist, composer, and music producer. During his career, Werner has worked with many of the most highly respected jazz musicians, among them Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Marian McPartland, Dave Douglas, Charlie Haden, and Rufus Reid. For these concerts, he is joined by Randy Brecker, trumpet; David Sanchez, tenor saxophone; Scott Colley, bass; and Ari Hoenig, drums.

Cover Charge: Thursday and Sunday: $35; Friday and Saturday: $40
Student Cover: Thursday and Sunday: $20; Friday and Saturday: $25

Monday – Tuesday, January 6 – 7
Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson Sextet

Alto saxophonist and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with a mix of soulful New Orleans jazz and his sweeping blues style that evokes Cannonball Adderley.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $15

Wednesday, January 8
Jessica Jones Quintet

The Jessica Jones Quintet performs experimental music derived from the jazz tradition and using structured original compositions that serve as a framework for freer improvisation. Bandleader and composer Jones plays tenor saxophone and piano. Among JALC's most dedicated Middle School Jazz Academy instructors, she has worked with Joseph Jarman, Cecil Taylor, Steve Coleman, and Don Cherry, among others.

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $15

Thursday – Sunday, January 9 – 12 
The Cookers

Jazz veterans, colleagues and kindred spirits Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Harper, and George Cables are collectively known as The Cookers, taking their group name from a 1965 Blue Note album by the late, great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. They bring the spirit of Hubbard’s pyrotechnic playing to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for four nights.

Cover Charge: Thursday and Sunday: $35; Friday: $40; and Saturday: $45
Student Cover: Thursday and Sunday: $20; Friday and Saturday: $25

Monday, January 13 
Ladies Sing The Blues
with Catherine Russell, Charenee Wade, and Brianna Thomas

Following the sold out success of “Ladies Sing The Blues” at The Allen Room last October, the three outstanding vocalists join forces again for one-night only at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to honor 1920s blues divas Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Ethel Waters.

Cover Charge: $40
Student Cover: $25

Tuesday, January 14
Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra

The young instrumentalists of Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra return to the Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola stage. 

Cover Charge:  $25
Student Cover: $10 
Movado is the lead corporate sponsor for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra.

Wednesday – Thursday, January 15 – 16 
Herlin Riley

Proclaimed “one of the great jazz drummers of the last 50 years” by the New York Times, master drummer and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley warms up the Big Apple with the deep grooves of the Crescent City.

Cover Charge: Saturday: $35
Student Cover: Saturday: $20

Friday – Saturday, January 17 – 18
Salute to Cedar Walton
Co-Music Directors Michael Mwenso and Evan Sherman

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola presents a salute to the late Cedar Walton (born January 17, 1934), “a pianist who distinguished himself as both an accompanist and a soloist, and who wrote some of the most enduring compositions in modern jazz...” (New York Times). Joining co-music directors Michael Mwenso and Evan Sherman for these special concerts are bassist Russell Hall and pianists Emmet Cohen and Gerald Clayton (January 18th only). 

Cover Charge: $40
Student Cover: $25

Sunday, January 19  
Tim Hagans Quintet

Grammy-nominated composer and trumpeter Tim Hagans is one of the most unique and influential voices in modern jazz. For this special concert, he gathers a formidable group of musicians that includes saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, guitarist Dave Stryker, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Jukkis Uotila.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $20

Monday, January 20
The Milton Suggs Philosophy
More Than a Dream: A Celebration of Dr. King

Praised as "a commanding singer...steeped in tradition...but with modern sensibilities” by Downbeat, Suggs leads a sextet in a celebration of the life and work of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cover Charge: $25
Student Cover: $10

Tuesday – Thursday, January 21 – 23 
Vincent Gardner Sextet

Trombonist and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Vincent Gardner brings his sextet to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for a brief residency. The sextet’s last release, Three-Five, was praised by All About Jazz for “delivering fresh, often intricate arrangements reimagining more familiar tunes”.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $15

Friday – Sunday, January 24 – 26 
Benny Golson Quartet: Stories from the Past

Saxophonist and composer Benny Golson has played with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, and Art Blakey, among many others. With trumpeter Art Farmer, he co–led The Jazztet, one of the most successful small groups of the early 1960s. For his weekend performances at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, he considers his illustrious past, revisiting his original material including all–time jazz classics “Killer Joe,” “I Remember Clifford,” “Along Came Betty,” “Stablemates,” “Whisper Not,” “Blues March,” and “Five Spot After Dark”.

Cover Charge: Friday and Sunday: $40; Saturday: $45
Student Cover: $25

Monday, January 27
Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton
Simona Premazzi: The Lucid Dreamer

A young Italian jazz pianist, Simona Premazzi’s third album The Lucid Dreamer explores “a complex, heavily rhythmic and idiosyncratic tradition that goes back to stride piano and runs through Thelonious Monk and Andrew Hill.” (New York Times) She makes her Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut this evening. 

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $15

Tuesday, January 28
Champian Fulton Quartet 

Pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton was praised as “the most gifted pure jazz singer of her generation” by Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press. A popular vocalist at Late Night Sessions, Fulton has also played with jazz masters such as Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, Lou Donaldson and Louis Hayes, among many others.

Cover Charge: $25
Student Cover: $15

Wednesday, January 29
Amina Claudine Myers Trio 

An influential member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), esteemed pianist, organist, vocalist, and composer Amina Claudine Myers makes her Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola debut. She performs with her long-standing trio of master musicians, bassist Jerome Harris and percussionist Reggie Nicholson.

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $15

Thursday – Sunday, January 30 – February 2
Matt Wilson Quartet with Special Guest John Medeski
Gathering Call

Drummer extraordinaire Matt Wilson celebrates the release of his eleventh album Gathering Call, which finds his quartet—featuring reedman Jeff Lederer, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and bassist Chris Lightcap—teaming up with keyboard star John Medeski.

Cover Charge: Thursday: $35; Friday: $40; Saturday: $45; Sunday: $35
Student Cover: Thursday and Sunday: $20; Friday and Saturday: $25

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-$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).

Late Night Session
Scheduled at 11:30 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.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola continues the Hot Fives Special — $5 cover and $5 menu — 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.  

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Danielle Bias, Assistant Director, Public Relations