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Thursday, February 13th, 2014

DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA March 2014 Schedule and Artist lineup

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2014 (Updated)

March 2014 Schedule and Artist lineup

Saturday–Sunday, March 1–2
The Music of Dexter Gordon: A Celebration
The Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble
George Cables, Musical Director

Celebrating Dexter Gordon on what would have been his 91st birthday, the legendary tenor saxophonist and Academy-Award nominee for the leading role in the film Round Midnight is remembered and honored by this world-class ensemble under the direction of his pianist and keeper of the flame, George Cables. Cables is joined by tenor saxophonists Jerry Weldon and Jimmy Greene, vibraphonist Joe Locke, bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Lewis Nash. The legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath joins the band on March 2nd only.

Cover Charge: Saturday: $45; Sunday: $40
Student Cover: Saturday: $25; Sunday: $20

Monday, March 3
Combo Nuvo

Combo Nuvo, the NYU Jazz Faculty-in-Residence Ensemble, combines influences ranging from jazz and classical to blues and world music to create a truly original ensemble. The group includes Dave Schroeder, NYU Jazz Studies Director, harmonica and woodwinds; Lenny Pickett, woodwinds; Brad Shepik, acoustic guitar; Rich Shemaria, piano; Mike Richmond, cello; Billy Drewes, woodwinds; and John Hadfield, percussion. Child prodigy and pianist-composer Emily Bear, whose debut CD was produced by Quincy Jones artist, will also join Combo Nuvo for this performance.

Cover Charge:  $30
Student Cover: $10

Tuesday, March 4
Carnival Caravan: From Recife to New Orleans
with American-Brazilian Collective Nation Beat

On Fat Tuesday, Nation Beat will present a high-energy, interactive show, heavy on horns and percussion, showcasing the musical connections between New Orleans and Brazilian carnival musical traditions. 

Cover Charge:  $35
Student Cover: $25

Wednesday–Sunday, March 5–9
Eliane Elias

With 23 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger, Eliane Elias brings her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style, which blends her Brazilian roots, alluring voice, and impressive instrumental jazz skills, to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. She is joined by Steve Cardenas on guitar, Marc Johnson on bass, and Rafael Barata on drums. 

Cover Charge: Wednesday and Sunday: $40, Thursday and Friday: $45, Saturday: $50
Student Cover: $25 all week

Monday, March 10
New York Youth Symphony Jazz

The young musicians of New York Youth Symphony Jazz feature music from legendary films,  including Black Orpheus, Paris Blues, Laura, and many others. Guest trumpeter Terell Stafford will join the band at this performance.  

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $10

Tuesday–Wednesday, March 11–12
Joe Farnsworth Prime Time Quartet
Featuring Harold Mabern

Joe Farnsworth is one of the most recorded drummers on the current scene, having appeared on over 70 recordings for musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Pharoah Sanders, and Benny Golson. For this set, he is joined by special guest Harold Mabern, piano; Eric Alexander, tenor saxophone; and John Webber, bass.

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $15

Thursday, March 13
Charles Turner CD Release

One of the rising male vocalists on the scene, vocalist Charles Turner III celebrates the release of his new CD joined by Ulysses Owens, drums; Takeshi Ohbayashi, piano; and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $20

Friday–Sunday, March 14–16
Flamenco Meets Jazz
Dani De Morón & Aaron Diehl

In partnership with the Savannah Music Festival and New York Flamenco Festival, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola presents Dani de Morón, a rising star of flamenco guitar, joined by jazz pianist Aaron Diehl and his trio, along with the captivating dancer Rosario Toledo and outstanding percussionist Guillermo McGill.

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

Monday, March 17
Rhythm Is Our Business:
The Music of the Nat King Cole Trio
Featuring Chris Pattishall

Coinciding with what would have been Nat King Cole’s 95th birthday, pianist Chris Pattishall leads a group in celebration of Cole’s musical legacy.

Cover Charge: $25
Student Cover: $10

Tuesday–Thursday, March 18–20
Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis: FRIENDS

South African flugelhorn master Hugh Masekela met the artful composer, arranger and pianist Larry Willis while both were students at the Manhattan School of Music in the early 1960s. Join us at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for a series of intimate duets between the two living legends.  

Cover Charge: Tuesday and Wednesday: $35; Thursday: $40
Student Cover: $25

Friday, March 21
Anat Fort
Part of the Newish Jewish Music Festival

Tel Aviv-based, jazz pianist Anat Fort will present a program that combines her own original music with jazz arrangements of the music of Israeli rock star Shalom Hanoch for her Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut. The program was created especially for the inaugural Newish Jewish Music Festival, which will celebrate contemporary Jewish and Israeli culture and music with concerts at Town Hall, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and City Winery.    

Cover Charge: $40
Student Cover:  $25

Saturday, March 22
Oran Etkin: Reimaging Benny Goodman
Part of the Newish Jewish Music Festival

Israeli-American clarinetist Oran Etkin debuts a newly-conceived show created especially for the Newish Jewish Music Festival at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, focusing on Benny Goodman's groundbreaking trio and quartet with Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton.

Cover Charge: $45
Student Cover: $25

Sunday, March 23
Steve Bernstein’s Diaspora Soul
Part of the Newish Jewish Music Festival

Steve Bernstein’s Diaspora Soul digs into “the Gulf Coast sound”, offering up New Orleans R&B and Afro-Cuban-influenced arrangements of traditional cantorials, Ashkenazi wedding songs, Chanukah classics, and more.  This show marks Bernstein’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut as a leader.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $15

Monday, March 24
Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra

Students from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music present an evening of big band music.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $10

Tuesday–Wednesday, March 25–26
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabakin Quartet 

Possibly one of the greatest marriages in jazz history, both musically and romantically, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabakin have been swinging jazz in various formats, from small groups to big bands, since the 1960s. Akiyoshi, a NEA Jazz Master, is known for challenging and textured arrangements that sometimes evoke her homeland of Japan. On March 26th, they also celebrate Tabakin’s 74th birthday.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $20

Thursday–Sunday, March 27–30
Freddy Cole Quintet – Featuring Harry Allen

The soulful and legendary vocalist and pianist Freddy Cole leads a quartet featuring Elias Bailey, bass; Curtis Boyd, drums; Randy Napoleon, guitar; and featuring Harry Allen, tenor saxophone.

Cover Charge: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: $40; Saturday: $45
Student Cover: $25 for all four days

Monday, March 31
Aruán Ortiz Orbiting Quartet
Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton 

The gifted pianist-composer-arranger Aruán Ortiz, a native of Santiago de Cuba makes his Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut as a leader joined by Rez Abassi on guitar, Sean Conly on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $15

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.