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Friday, March 28th, 2014

DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA May 2014 Artist lineup

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2014

May 2014 Artist lineup

Thursday, May 1
CLOSED for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014 Annual Gala

Friday – Sunday, May 2 – 4
Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band featuring Shannon Powell

The Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band was organized in 1970 by banjoist and guitarist Danny Barker, who returned to New Orleans after performing extensively with jazz legends such as Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Cab Calloway, and Charlie Parker. Illustrious alumni of the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band include Wynton Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Branford Marsalis, Herlin Riley, and Dr. Michael White. The band performing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, comprising Kevin Louis (trumpet), David Harris (trombone), Darryl Adams (saxophone), Jeffrey Hills (tuba), and Terrence Andrews (bass drum), will be joined by another alumnus, legendary drummer and “The King of Treme,” Shannon Powell.

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

Monday, May 5
Temple University Jazz Band featuring Jon Faddis and Jimmy Heath

Led by respected trumpeter and Chair of Jazz Studies Terell Stafford, the Temple University Jazz Band regularly participates in nationwide and international festivals and is a frequent award winner at the annual Villanova Jazz Festival. TUJB has worked with numerous jazz artists on stage, including Wynton Marsalis, The Vanguard Orchestra, Slide Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dr. Billy Taylor. For this engagement, they are joined by the legendary Jimmy Heath.

Cover Charge:  $30
Student Cover: $15

Tuesday, May 6
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Jazz Ensemble
featuring Special Guest Fareed Haque

The Jazz Ensemble is Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music’s premier big band. Performing a wide variety of styles, including traditional swing, bebop, post-bop, fusion, Latin, and avant-garde, the ensemble places special emphasis on great composers like Thad Jones, Bill Holman, and Bob Brookmeyer. Through its composer residency programs and regular concerts, the band has performed with artists like Maria Schneider, Slide Hampton, Eddie Daniels, Kenny Garrett, and Ahmad Jamal. For this concert, they are joined by modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque.

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $15

Wednesday – Sunday, May 7 – 11
The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
Celebrating Duke Ellington & Gerald Wilson

The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra features some of the world’s most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz’s bright future, and in this celebration of Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson, they honor two essential parts of its living legacy.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $15

Monday, May 12
Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton
Oran Etkin Gathering Light CD Release
Featuring Lionel Loueke

Described as a "great clarinet player" and "an excellent improviser" (New York Times), clarinetist Oran Etkin will debut his new album, Gathering Light, at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. His music is influenced by frequent collaborations with musicians from different traditions and cultures, and the rich material featured on Gathering Light is inspired by the spontaneous musical exchanges that characterize his collaborations, combined with the traditional melodies and rhythms he learned along the way.

Cover Charge: $25
Student Cover: $10

Tuesday, May 13
Chris Pattishall Quintet
Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite

Mary Lou Williams was a pivotal figure in the development of jazz, forever influencing the music as a pianist, composer, arranger, and lifelong educator. Her Zodiac Suite, which premiered in 1944 at Town Hall, is an ambitious study of character and mood through explorations of the 12 astrological signs. Pianist Chris Pattishall will lead a quintet, featuring some of jazz’s most talented up and coming artists, in this kaleidoscopic and swinging work.

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $15

Wednesday, May 14
Ted Rosenthal Trio
Rhapsody in Gershwin CD Release

The Ted Rosenthal Trio, which features Rosenthal on piano, Martin Wind on bass, and Tim Horner on drums, will release Rhapsody in Gershwin at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Featuring their arrangements of Gershwin songs, including “Rhapsody in Blue”, the album is a showcase of Rosenthal’s skills as an arranger and the trio’s impeccable musicianship. Rosenthal first achieved international recognition by winning first prize at the 2nd annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He has since built a career as a performer and educator, having shared the stage with jazz greats like Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody. Rosenthal is currently a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $20

Thursday – Sunday, May 15 – 18
Rene Marie I Wanna Be Evil
With Love to Eartha Kitt

In I Wanna Be Evil, singer, actress, and writer René Marie pays a fiery, sensual, and clever tribute to the inimitable Eartha Kitt. Marie shares her inspiration for the project: “Eartha Kitt is one of America’s strongest iconic figures. She was an inspiring artist, a strong woman, and an essential activist in different ways. She was homeless when she first moved to New York City, yet became a star. She was a sensual and powerful woman in a man’s world at a time when most women were background, not front and center. She was a black actress in Hollywood at a time when most black actors were given subservient roles, yet here she was – Catwoman…”

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

Monday, May 19
Juilliard School Ensemble

The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola. The Juilliard School Jazz Ensemble features some of the world’s most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to the Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola stage, the ensemble has also performed at noted venues such as the Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz’s bright future.

Cover Charge: $25
Student Cover: 10

Tuesday, May 20
Donald Harrison’s Berklee Quintet
Part of the Berklee Masters on the Road Program

Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, a 1981 Berklee School of Music alumnus, is a New Orleans-born traditionalist, a modern jazz trendsetter, a former Jazz Messenger, a nurturer of young talent, a composer, and a bandleader. A kind of Crescent City renaissance man, Harrison has performed with a musical who’s who that includes Art Blakey, Dr. John, Digable Planets, Lena Horne, and Miles Davis, to name just a few. He visits Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to lead a quintet of Berklee students as part of the school’s Masters on the Road program.

Cover Charge: $35
Student Cover: $20

Wednesday, May 21
Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia
Terell Stafford, Artistic Director

Terell Stafford, world-renowned trumpet player and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, has organized an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists to create the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. In addition to embodying Philadelphia’s vital jazz legacy with energetic jazz performances, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia makes their Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut.

Cover Charge:  $35
Student Cover: $20

Thursday – Sunday, May 22 – 25
Ben Wolfe Quintet
With Special Guest Nicholas Payton

Wynton Marsalis said, "Ben Wolfe swings with authority.” The talented bassist-composer takes residence at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for four nights to play his own original music. He is joined by the outstanding trumpeter Nicholas Payton. They are joined by Dave Kikosi on piano, Donald Edwards on drums, and Stacy Dillard on tenor and soprano saxophones.

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

Monday – Tuesday, May 26 – 27
Ryan Kisor Quintet

Longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Ryan Kisor returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for two nights to lead the small group that he has performed and recorded with to great acclaim for over 15 years. The group has several CD releases as a unit, and has extensively toured the US and Japan.

Cover Charge: $30
Student Cover: $15

Wednesday – Sunday, May 28 – June 1
Juilliard Jazz Quartet

Faculty from the Juilliard School’s jazz program present five nights of world class music at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The group features four incredible musicians: bassist Ron Carter, saxophonist Ron Blake, pianist Frank Kimbrough, and drummer Carl Allen.

Cover Charge: Wednesday – Friday, Sunday: $40; Saturday: $45
Student Price: $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 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.