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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola June 2018 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (April 24, 2017) –The Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola stage in June showcases personal projects by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, including Ted Nash with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (June 4), Paul Nedzela Quartet (June 12-13), Victor Goines (June 14-17), and even former JLCO member Rodney Whitaker with the Band Director Academy Faculty Band (June 25).  The month also features an eclectic mix of international music, including Dion Parson & 21st Century Band (June 8-10), in time for Caribbean Heritage Month; the return of the Jazztopad Festival with Maciej Obara Quartet (June 19); and jazz fused with Arabic rhythms with Tarek Yamani Trio (June 11), who will also be performing with Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time. In addition, Sharel Cassity ELEKTRA (June 6) and Shamie Royston Trio (June 20) will also be celebrating their album releases in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola this month.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at 60th Street and Broadway. For additional information, visit jazz.org/dizzys.

JUNE 2018 DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA LINEUP:

BENNY GREEN TRIO
May 31-June-3 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Benny Green is a hard bop pianist carrying on the swinging jazz tradition. A former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Green also learned under the tutelage of Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, and Ray Brown. This experience is evident in his playing and leadership. His internationally touring trio is a shining example of first-rate, no-frills hard bop that captures the driving energy of the canon’s best practitioners. This weekend of music will be a great introduction for jazz newcomers as well as an impressive showcase sure to please longtime fans of the music.
Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER YOUTH ORCHESTRA
June 4 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLCYO) consists of 20 exceedingly talented and dedicated high school students in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, and CT). Members have the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training and performance opportunities. The JLCYO rehearses weekly in Frederick P. Rose Hall, the state-of-the-art home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. During these rehearsals, students learn big band repertoire and performance techniques from JLCYO Directors Tatum Greenblatt and Ted Nash, as well as members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis.
Cover: $35
Student: $15

ALEX SIPIAGIN SEXTET
June 5 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Born and raised in Russia, Alex Sipiagin is an expert instrumentalist and a renowned composer and group leader. Sipiagin moved to New York City in 1990 after winning top honors in the Thelonious Monk Institute’s Louis Armstrong Competition, and he has since performed with such top artists as Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, and several of the Mingus bands. He recently made his Dizzy’s Club headlining debut during the Generations in Jazz Festival, and we’re excited to welcome this distinctive and distinguished musician back to the club. He’ll be bringing a powerhouse group featuring saxophonists Chris Potter and Will Vinson, pianist John Escreet, drummer Donald Edwards, and special guest vocalist Alina Engibaryan.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

SHAREL CASSITY ELEKTRA
June 6 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Acclaimed saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Sharel Cassity explores new directions with her electrified new project, "ELEKTRA." Combining such genres as soul, jazz, rock, gospel, hip-hop, and electronica, ELEKTRA offers groove-heavy music consisting of artful originals and freshly reimagined compositions by Björk and Alicia Keys. Tonight’s album release party is a celebration of ELEKTRA’s debut recording, Evolve, a collection of music that reflects Cassity’s evolution as an artist and a person. The band features a cast of top New York City musicians, including guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Miki Hayama, bassist Jon Michel, and drummer Jonathan Barber.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

FELIX PEIKLI & JOE DOUBLEDAY’S SHOWTIME BAND
June 7 | 9:30pm only

The Showtime Band is a talented group of young musicians dedicated to the music of the Swing Era. The group is co-led by Felix Peikli, an internationally renowned clarinet sensation from Norway, and Joe Doubleday, an extraordinary vibraphonist and regular highlight at Jazz at Lincoln Center. They approach the time-tested sounds of classic swing music with stylistic authenticity and the prerequisite chops while still leaving room for a personal touch. Their last show at Dizzy’s Club was a Benny Goodman celebration that also featured pieces by Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, and Gene Krupa.
Cover: $40
Student: $20

DION PARSON & 21ST CENTURY BAND
June 8-10 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Grammy Award–winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has now been leading the stellar 21st Century Band for 20 years. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions, like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. This popular group sells out Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola every year, and we’re excited to welcome them back for three nights during Caribbean Heritage Month.
Cover: Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $30
Student: $25

TAREK YAMANI TRIO
June 11 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Tarek Yamani is a New York-based Lebanese American composer and pianist who recently made a big splash on the international music scene. Since winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Composer’s Competition, Yamani has twice been invited to perform among the world’s greatest musicians on International Jazz Day at the United Nations headquarters. He has also been a regular presence in New York’s cutting-edge music scene since he moved here in 2011, and he has been featured in many of the city’s top venues as both a headliner and sideman. As a self-taught musician dedicated to exploring the relationships between Western jazz and Arabic rhythms and melodic modes (maqams), Yamani offers a distinct and constantly evolving musical vision that will appeal to a broad range of audiences. Tonight’s performance will be his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

PAUL NEDZELA QUARTET
June 12 | 9:30pm
June 13 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Baritone saxophonist Paul Nedzela is the youngest member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. His annual appearance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is always a swinging and virtuosic evening featuring a group of jazz heavy-hitters—often including fellow members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. From original music to classic standards and a few lesser-known jazz gems, it’s always an outstanding set. This year he returns with the same quartet from last year, featuring JLCO pianist Dan Nimmer, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Rodney Green.
Cover: Tues $35 / Wed $30
Student: $20

VICTOR GOINES
June 14-17 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer Victor Goines is a protégé of Ellis Marsalis and one of the most respected musicians in jazz today. A member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993, Goines is also a gifted composer and bandleader with a number of acclaimed recordings to his name. His stylistic expertise covers practically the entire history of jazz, and his musical roots in New Orleans add an unmistakable flavor to everything he touches. As Goines’ fans know, he brings great tunes and world-class improvisation to every set. His recent Rose Theater and Appel Room showcases have been some of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s most popular events, making Goines’ return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola a highly anticipated performance.
Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: UPTOWN JAZZ TENTET
June 18 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

The Uptown Jazz Tentet is a dynamic large jazz ensembles founded in 2016 and co-led by trumpeter Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite and James Burton III. The band includes some of the most venerable young sidemen in all of jazz, many of whom have been Dizzy’s Club headliners—trumpeter Tatum Greenblatt, alto saxophonist Andy Gutauskas, tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, baritone saxophonist Carl Maraghi, pianist Adam Birnbaum, bassist Clovis Nicolas, and drummer Aaron Kimmel. Influenced by the writing styles of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Quincy Jones, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and J.J. Johnson’s ten-piece band from the mid-1960s, the Uptown Jazz Tentet puts a fresh stamp on some jazz’s essential styles.
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.

JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL PRESENTS: MACIEJ OBARA QUARTET
June 19 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Saxophonist and composer Maciej Obara returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola as part of the annual Jazztopad Festival, which brings some of Poland’s most profound musicians to New York. Though Obara serves as the group’s primary composer, he notes that his themes “serve as outlines, from which our sound is set free… It’s more like composing in real time.” The Obara Quartet has been extremely successful with this approach, creating unforgettable musical journeys both live in concert and on record, as heard on their 2017 debut album on ECM. The material ranges from slow and sentimental to boldly frenetic, always held together by highly reactive and technically stunning musicianship. Obara’s group features fellow Polish musician, pianist Dominik Wania, and two of Norway’s most in-demand players, Ole Morten Vagan and Gard Nilssen.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

SHAMIE ROYSTON TRIO
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
June 20 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Pianist Shamie Royston celebrates the release of her new album alongside bandmates Yasushi Nakamura and Jerome Jennings and special guests. It’s an exemplary band that serves Royston’s vision well, placing an emphasis on the piano trio as the core voice and utilizing the horns to expand the sonic possibilities and add some burning improvised solos. Swing by Dizzy’s and be the first to hear the latest music from this formidable pianist and composer.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY
June 21-24 | 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. Each of her projects puts a new spin on a popular subject, from tributes to Sarah Vaughan and Barbra Streisand to last year’s Jazz Goes to the Movies. This time around, Callaway will perform The Summer Knows: Cool Songs for Warm Nights.
Cover: Thurs, Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $30
Student: $20

BAND DIRECTOR ACADEMY FACULTY BAND
June 25 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

The Band Director Academy Faculty Band is a quintet comprising current and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, including Terell Stafford and Rodney Whitaker. When they’re not busy touring or performing in Rose Theater with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, they regularly lead and sell out concerts in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Appel Room, and other venues around the world. To have them share the stage in our most intimate venue is a must-see for any fan of swinging, forward-thinking jazz steeped in tradition.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

CHRISTIAN SANDS TRIO
June 26-27 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Christian Sands is only 28 years old, but he’s been playing piano for the past 26 years and has five Grammy Award nominations under his belt. Wynton Marsalis named him a “jazz star of the future,” and he spent years as the pianist in Christian McBride’s trio. Bassist Yasushi Nakamura, drummer Jerome Jennings, and to-be-announced special guests will join Sands at Dizzy's for this exciting tribute project.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

FROM MY FAIR LADY TO CAMELOT
MUSIC BY FREDERICK LOEWE AND LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER
June 28-30 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With support from The Frederick Loewe Foundation, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola celebrates the great Lerner and Loewe musicals by revisiting Loewe’s timeless compositions in a swinging jazz context. This program will continue the popular and fruitful relationship between musical theater and jazz—a relationship in which Lerner and Loewe played an essential role. In 1956, Shelly Manne’s My Fair Lady became the first jazz album ever to consist entirely of songs from a single Broadway musical, and before long other jazz artists like Quincy Jones, Nat “King” Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Dick Hyman released their own takes on the Lerner and Loewe classic.
Cover: Thurs $40 / Fri, Sat $45
Student: $25

JUNE 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, June 5-9      
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Joel Ross

Tuesday-Saturday, June 12-16
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Sam Chess

Tuesday-Saturday, June 19-23
LATE NIGHT SESSION:  TBD
LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: TBD (6/23)

Tuesday-Saturday, June 26-30
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Melanie Charles

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

For more information about Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th anniversary season, go to jazz.org.

 

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
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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 of Public Relations
Jazz at Lincoln Center
rkim@jazz.org
212-258-9807