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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola July 2017 Lineup Announced

Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Festival Honors
2017 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Inductees
Tito Puente, Don Redman, and McCoy Tyner,
July 18-20

New York, NY (May 22, 2017) – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola announces the July 2017 lineup featuring a diverse array of artists and programs. In addition to innovative and rich programming throughout the month, the Club, recently called the “one of the more coveted rooms on the New York jazz circuit” (New York Times) will host the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Festival from July 18-20. The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2017 class of inductees Tito Puente, Don Redman, and McCoy Tyner will be celebrated with specially curated sets. Inductees are selected after gaining the majority popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world. For more information on the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame, visit academy.jazz.org/hall-of-fame.

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.

 

ERTEGUN HALL OF FAME FESTIVAL, JULY 18-20

CELEBRATING McCOY TYNER
July 18, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Artists to be announced.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS CELEBRATE DON REDMAN
July 19, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Cover: $35
Student: $25

CARLOS HENRIQUEZ AND HIS MAMBO ORCHESTRA FEATURING THE MUSIC OF TITO PUENTE
July 20, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Cover: $40
Student: $25 (9:30pm only)

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

WILLIE JONES III QUINTET
July 1-2, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With drummer Willie Jones III, pianist Eric Reed, trumpeter Terell Stafford, tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, and bassist George Delancey
Willie Jones III is one of the world’s top jazz drummers, known both for his distinct style of rhythmic expression and for honoring monumental influences such as Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, and Billy Higgins. Jones has a storied background as a sideman with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, and Kurt Elling, but for the last 17 years he has  also been producing records – both his own and those of notable contemporaries – on his WJ3 label, with a strong emphasis on swing and traditional jazz rhythms.
Cover: Saturday $45 / Sunday $35
Students: $25 (9:30pm only)

CLUB IS CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE
July 3-10

MIKE MORENO – LOTUS QUARTET*
July 11, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With guitarist Mike Moreno, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Doug Weiss, and drummer
Kendrick Scott

Guitarist Mike Moreno is an acclaimed composer, bandleader, and guitarist who has worked with a long and diverse list of contemporaries, including Joshua Redman, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper, Q-Tip, Bilal, and Lizz Wright. In this performance, his Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut as a leader, he will perform a selection of his original compositions, featuring memorably melodic post-bop tunes performed on electric guitar—and perhaps a solo or duo piece showing off his formidable acoustic technique.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

MONTY ALEXANDER’S JUNKANOO SWING
July 12-16, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With pianist Monty Alexander, bassist Hassan Shakur, drummer Obed Calvaire, electric bassist Joshua Thomas, guitarist Andy Bassford, and drummer/percussionist Karl Wright
In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare. 
Cover: Wed $35 / Thu, Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $40
Student: $20 (not avail Thu-Sun 7:30pm)

JOAN BELGRAVE SEXTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST
KIRK LIGHTSEY
July 17, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With vocalist Joan Belgrave, pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Endea Owens, drummer Camille Gainer-Jones, alto saxophonist TK Blue, and trumpeter Greg Glassman
Vocalist Joan Belgrave first started singing in church, went on to study classical voice, and is now known in jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B circles. A versatile singer and natural entertainer, Belgrave is a proven crowd-pleaser with original compositions and new takes on classics—including a recent Dinah Washington tribute. Her sextet features the 80-year-old piano legend Kirk Lightsey, who has worked with such greats as Dexter Gordon, Pharoah Sanders, and Kenny Burrell, and has accompanied vocalists like Betty Carter and Gregory Porter.
Cover: $25
Student: $15

JON FADDIS QUARTET
July 21-23, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With leader and trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Dion Parson
Legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis, protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie, returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to great demand. Known for an extraordinary and virtually unparalleled range, Faddis has complete mastery over the trumpet. He evokes the voices of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, and, of course, Gillespie, all while remaining true to his own. Faddis’ illustrious career has seen him perform with top jazz musicians, including Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.
Cover: Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $40
Student: $25 (9:30pm only)

“LOUIS, LOUIS, LOUIS” WITH JUMAANE SMITH
Celebrating the Music of Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Louis Prima
July 24, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With trumpeter/vocalist Jumaane Smith, tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon, trombonist Dion Tucker, pianist Dan Kaufman, guitarist Al Street, bassist Neal Caine, drummer Carmen Intorre, and vocalist Nancy Harms
From touring the world with Michael Bublé and playing at the Grammy Awards with Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers, to recording “As I Am” with Alicia Keys, appearing on the American Idol soundtrack, and scoring and performing music for the Handsome Harry, Jumaane Smith’s accomplishments are impressive. The records on which he has appeared have sold more than 25 million copies, earned three Grammy Awards, and garnered four Grammy Award nominations. Smith is also an Essentially Ellington alumnus and Juilliard Jazz graduate, and this will be his second performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, as he returns to play the timeless music of Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Louis Prima.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

AKUA ALLRICH’S NINA SIMONE AND MIRIAM MAKEBA TRIBUTE WITH THE TRIBE
July 25, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With vocalist Akua Allrich, pianist Mark Meadows, bassist Kris Funn, drummer Corey Fonville, saxophonist/flutist Brent Birckhead, guitarist Mongezi Nttaka, and percussionist Agyei Osei Hargove
An easy recommendation for a wide range of music fans, Allrich offers an eclectic artistry that is aptly summarized on her Facebook page as “Jazz + Neo Afro-Soul-blues-reggae-funk-rock-folk music.” Allrich can carry a tune across these many genres with stunning authority, and she also excels at enriching such diverse styles with inventive improvisation and scat solos. This will be her ninth annual tribute to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba, her second appearance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola,and her first time bringing this acclaimed program to the Club. 
Cover: $35
Student: $20

MARCUS STRICKLAND’S TWI-LIFE*
July 26, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland
Saxophonist Marcus Strickland is no stranger to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola; in April 2017 he spent a week performing as a member of Christian McBride’s new quartet. In recent years, he has headlined with his own quartet and performed sold-out tributes to John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Thelonious Monk. His long-running Twi-Life project is something a little different, and this will be its debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Drawing upon such diverse influences as Charles Mingus’ freewheeling jazz, Bartok’s Hungarian folk, Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat, and J Dilla’s jazz-influenced hip-hop beats, Strickland has synthesized something widely accessible, emotionally resonant, and unmistakably modern.
Cover: $35
Student: $15

CATHERINE RUSSELL
July 27-30, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With vocalist Catherine Russell, guitarist Matt Munisteri, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Tal Ronen, and drummer Mark McLean
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 latest album, Harlem on My Mind, was nominated for the 2017 Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy Award. Russell’s experience extends beyond releasing seven acclaimed albums as a solo artist; she has also worked with Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, and Levon Helm. She joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on its Big Band Holidays tour in 2016, and will be joining them again this December. Seeing Russell perform live is a truly uplifting experience and an easy recommendation for any fan of jazz vocals.
Cover: Thu, Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $40
Student: $25 (9:30pm only)

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO:
CELEBRATING NAT KING COLE WITH SACHAL VASANDANI & FRIENDS

July 31, 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. He 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

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.

JULY 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.

Saturday, July 1
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Poole & the Gang

Tuesday-Saturday, July 11-15
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Jeffery Miller

Tuesday-Saturday, July 18-22
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Bruce Harris (7/18-7/21)
LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Bruce Harris (7/22)

Tuesday-Saturday, July 25-29
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Simon Moullier

 

*Denotes program and/or artist debut

 

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