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Monday, September 24th, 2018

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola November 2018 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (September 24, 2018) – Notable performances in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in the month of November include the release party for Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret’s long-awaited album The Other Side of Air (November 7–8); a unique two-part evening for the Israeli Jazz Celebration with Tali Rubinstein Mémoire and Uri Gurvich Quartet (November 14);  the Terry Waldo Sextet’s tribute to the “King of Ragtime” pianist and composer Scott Joplin (November 26, what would have been Joplin’s 150th birthday); and the return of Ellis Marsalis Quintet (November 15–18) on the occasion of the NEA Jazz Master pianist’s 84th birthday celebration.

Wycliffe Gordon & Friends (November 21–25) also return for their annual Thanksgiving residency, with Adrian Cunningham, Corcoran Holt, Alvin Atkinson, Jr., and Chris Pattishall and Aaron Diehl splitting piano duty throughout the run. On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will serve a festive three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving feast.

 

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. Additional information and the full lineup is available at jazz.org/dizzys.

 

DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA NOVEMBER 2018 LINEUP:

KEN PEPLOWSKI: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
November 1–4 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Ken Peplowski
is a clarinetist and saxophonist cherished for keeping the fire bright in traditional swing styles and the Great American Songbook. Always with a group of expert swing stylists, he performs vivacious and virtuosic arrangements of classic swing music and early jazz styles. Though the music is timeless, it’s rare and rewarding to experience renditions that so deftly balance authenticity with individuality. Every set during this four-night series with Ken Peplowski will touch on new themes and artists from the Great American Songbook and beyond, mixing revitalized favorites with eye-opening deep cuts that will inspire you to discover more. He will be joined by pianist Rossano Sportiello, vibraphonist Chuck Redd, bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux, and drummer Matt Witek.
Cover: Thurs $40 / Fr, Sat $45 / Sun $30
Student: $25

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA: TRIBUTE TO QUINCY JONES
Featuring John Beasley, Guest Conductor and Arranger
November 5 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Manhattan School of Music’s programs of study for Jazz Arts majors are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, arrangers, and jazz educators in preparation for careers in jazz music. Systematic and rigorous conservatory training, combined with a myriad of performance and networking opportunities in New York City, makes this program one of the richest of its kind for emerging jazz musicians. These talented young musicians prove that the spirit of swing is alive and well, and that the future of jazz is in extremely capable hands. Tonight, special guest conductor and arranger John Beasley will lead the Orchestra in a diverse tribute to musical powerhouse Quincy Jones. A master inventor of musical hybrids, Jones has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African, and Brazilian musical influences into countless dazzling fusions on hit albums, concerts, movies, and television classics.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

JOEY CALDERAZZO TRIO
Album Release Concert
November 6 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Pianist Joey Calderazzo is a highly respected musician throughout the jazz community whose debut album was produced by Michael Brecker when he was only 25 years old. He has led and played with many of the greats, including his longtime musical partner Branford Marsalis. Tonight, Calderazzo presents a trio at Dizzy’s Club to celebrate the release of his new live album. His previous album, also released right here at Dizzy’s, was a superb trio record of mostly originals and a few classics like “My Foolish Heart” and “Stars Fell on Alabama.” The originals were written without “too much structure,” emphasizing improvisation and group interplay as a means to expand on their foundational moods or sketches. This approach proved equally compelling in concert, and the new record features highlights painstakingly selected from over eight hours of live recorded material. Joining Calderazzo in celebration of this new album are trio mates Ben Wolfe on bass and Donald Edwards on drums, both of them thoughtful listeners and responsive improvisers who are first-call sidemen when they’re not leading (and selling out venues including Dizzy’s) with their own groups.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

MYRA MELFORD'S SNOWY EGRET
“The Other Side of Air” Album Release Party
November 7–8 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Myra Melford
’s cutting-edge Snowy Egret quintet—featuring cornetist Ron Miles, guitarist Liberty Ellman, bassist Stomu Takeishi, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey—has drawn critical and audience adoration since it first soared onto the scene in 2012. The group is a perfect musical vehicle for Melford’s diverse musical concepts, blending her strong and distinctive writing with the bold individualism of the band members. Just a year after their public debut, Snowy Egret’s premiere performance of Melford’s multisensory Language of Dreams earned her a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. After releasing their debut record in 2015, the band toured extensively—including a coveted weeklong engagement at the Village Vanguard—and was named the Best Mid-Size Ensemble of 2016 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Join us at Dizzy’s and be the first to experience Snowy Egret’s brand-new material from The Other Side of Air, just a few days before the group brings the project to Europe.
Cover: Wed $30 / Thurs $40
Student: $20

THEO HILL: MUSINGS OF MILES FEATURING JEREMY PELT
November 9–10 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45
Student: $25

JON FADDIS QUARTET
November 11 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis, protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie, returns to Dizzy’s Club 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. For some of the best trumpet playing you’ll ever hear, don’t miss out this special one night appearance at Dizzy’s Club.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

MELANIE CHARLES AND MAKE JAZZ TRILL AGAIN: THE DIASPORA
November 12 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Vocalist and flutist Melanie Charles is taking New York’s music scenes by storm, earning serious respect and attention both within traditional jazz circles and far beyond them—appearing in the city’s jazz clubs or on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, depending on the gig. Jazz at Lincoln Center regulars might recognize Charles from her 2017 Appel Room spotlight in Herlin Riley’s Crescent City Monk or, more recently, as the leader of an outstanding week of Late Night Sessions at Dizzy’s Club. Now, we’re thrilled to present Charles as a main set headliner for the first time. With a band comprised of pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly, bassist Jonathan Michel, drummer Charles Haynes, saxophonist Godwin Louis, and special guest saxophonist Rogerst Charles, there’s a lot of talent to check out here.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

SARAH MCKENZIE
November 13 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in just 18 months—on a full scholarship awarded through the Umbria Jazz Festival competition—vocalist, pianist, and composer Sarah McKenzie was quickly signed to the legendary Impulse! record label in 2015. Her first release on the label was We Could Be Lovers, which won the prestigious Bell Award as Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album. With repertoire featuring originals and arrangements of songs by Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins, and more, it was a confident and well-received mix of straight-ahead and pop-tinged vocal jazz with an emphasis on the Great American Songbook. McKenzie, now living in Paris, returns to Dizzy’s Club with a new album under her name, Paris in the Rain, which celebrates her journey from Australia to the United States and her extended time in Europe. The record features new original material and also includes reinterpretations of classics chosen in honor of places that have had an impact on her (“When in Rome,” “Tea for Two,” and Jobim’s “Triste,” for example). Already known for her mature instrumental and vocal phrasing, this rising star has toured with artists like Michael Bublé, Chris Botti, and John Patitucci, and she has performed her own material with The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

TALI RUBINSTEIN MÉMOIRE
Israeli Jazz Celebration
November 14 | 7:30pm

Making her Jazz at Lincoln Center debut tonight is the internationally renowned recorder innovator and vocalist Tali Rubinstein. Born and raised in Israel, she studied at the country’s top music institutions and eventually attended Berklee College of Music on full scholarship, becoming the school’s first-ever recorder student. Rubinstein now collaborates with acclaimed artists from around the world, partaking in unique cross-cultural projects with Javier Limon, Anat Cohen, Tomatitio, Chick Corea, Chucho Valdéz, Pacio de Lucía’s original band, Lauth Sidiq, Shilpa Ananth, Jamey Haddad, and Shedrick Mitchell, in addition to dozens of Israel’s top musicians. Tonight’s 7:30pm set is your chance to see Rubinstein in a live performance while she’s here in the city.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

URI GURVICH QUARTET
Israeli Jazz Celebration

November 14 | 9:30pm
Tonight’s 9:30pm set continues the Israeli Jazz Celebration with a performance by the Uri Gurvich Quartet, featuring Israeli saxophonist Uri Gurvich, Argentinean pianist Leo Genovese, Cuban drummer Francisco Mela, and New York’s own Edward Perez on bass. Each of these musicians has built a career from globe-spanning musical collaborations and is now an important player on the New York music scene. Gurvich was only 20 years old when he won Israel’s prestigious Jazz Player of the Year competition, and he has since worked with artists including Esperanza Spalding, John Zorn, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Paquito D’Rivera, Anat Cohen, and Lionel Loueke. His group is a prime example of jazz transcending borders, and it honors Gurvich’s unique musical vision while also remaining unmistakably collaborative.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

ELLIS MARSALIS QUINTET
84th Birthday Celebration
November 15–18 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Dizzy’s Club is honored to welcome Ellis Marsalis back to our stage for his 84th birthday celebration. The NEA Jazz Master pianist brings his tried-and-true group of New Orleans-born master musicians for this special four-night run. A masterclass in straight-ahead jazz and bop, these sets are highly recommended for listeners of all experience levels, from those who have never set foot in a jazz club, to those who have been listening to Ellis for more than 60 years. Join us at the club for a festive celebration of one of jazz’s true elder statesmen.
Cover: Thurs $40 / Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $20

BERKLEE GLOBAL JAZZ AMBASSADORS WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN PATITUCCI
November 19 | 7:30pm  & 9:30pm

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through interconnected teaching and thinking, with the inimitable Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI students produce original music and social projects in the pursuit of peace, intercultural dialogue, social change, and democracy. This specially selected group of young musicians travels and performs internationally, representing the core values and teachings of the BGJI. Tonight’s special guest musician is the singular bassist John Patitucci, who plays with the likes of Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Roy Haynes, in addition to recording and performing as a leader for more than 30 years and counting.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

GEORGE COLLIGAN TRIO FEATURING BUSTER WILLIAMS AND LENNY WHITE
November 20 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

The George Colligan Trio is an all-star group of three utterly distinctive and versatile musicians. Led by award-winning composer, pianist, and all-around multi-instrumentalist George Colligan, the group also features Buster Williams (bandleader and long-time sideman with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jimmy Heath, Betty Carter, and many more) and Lenny White (bandleader and, most famously, drummer in Chick Corea’s Return to Forever). Not only is each member an A-list bandleader and adaptable sideman, but the three of them have extensive experience working together; Colligan’s most recent Dizzy’s Club appearance was as a member of Buster Williams’ Something More band—also featuring Lenny White on the drums. From traditional swinging jazz to any manner of improvisation and fusion, the George Colligan Trio is here for one night to take you on a beautiful musical journey.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

WYCLIFFE GORDON & FRIENDS
November 21, 23–25   | 7:30pm  & 9:30pm
November 22 | 7pm only

Wycliffe Gordon has done it once again, winning “Best Trombone” in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll, one year after winning the Jazz Journalists Association’s 2017 “Trombonist of the Year” title. It's always a pleasure to welcome back this former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Continuing our popular tradition, Gordon - with Adrian Cunningham on reeds/vocals,  Aaron Diehl on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Alvin Atkinson, Jr. on drums -  kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with and a special performance on Thanksgiving. Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time, and as Wynton Marsalis says, “just his presence is a creative experience.”
Cover: Wed, Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $40
Thanksgiving Day Pricing: $165 per person plus applicable fees (price includes 20% gratuity). Jazz at Lincoln Center members have pre-sale access beginning Thursday, October 4. Reservations will be available to the general public on Tuesday, October 11, subject to availability.

TERRY WALDO SEXTET: SCOTT JOPLIN AND THE WORLD OF RAGTIME
November 26 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Terry Waldo, an undisputed master of stride and ragtime piano, makes an anticipated return to Dizzy’s Club after selling out the club with his Gotham City Band a few years back. A musician and performer first and foremost, Waldo is also a renowned educator and a recent instructor at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University. Academic and dry, he is not; Waldo has a well-earned reputation for bringing laugh-out-loud humor to live concert settings in the vein of performers like Fats Waller. In honor of what would have been Scott Joplin’s 150th birthday, join him at Dizzy’s for an energetic evening of ragtime. You’ll learn a thing or two at this show, but more importantly, you’ll also spend the set in awe as a group of virtuosic musicians reminds you how fresh and timeless this music truly is in the right hands.
Cover: $35
Student $20

DAVID BERGER ORCHESTRA WITH HARRY ALLEN CELEBRATE THE FOUR BROTHERS:
STAN GETZ, ZOOT SIMS, AL COHN AND GERRY MULLIGAN
November 27–28 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Jazz composer, arranger, and conductor David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed over 750 full scores of classic recordings, including more than 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in addition to hundreds of other jazz recordings. The 15-piece David Berger Jazz Orchestra (DBJO) was formed in 1996 to tour Berger’s and choreographer Donald Byrd’s Harlem Nutcracker show, and the band has stayed together to continue performing Berger’s music. Tonight, the DBJO and special guest saxophonist Harry Allen celebrate the “Four Brothers” in a tribute to four iconic saxophonists who rose to prominence in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and whose careers continued to be intertwined over the next four decades. Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Gerry Mulligan were most significantly influenced by Lester Young, but each of them found his own unique voice. Berger has taken 24 of their signature small group recordings and arranged them for the DBJO while maintaining the spirit and character that made this music central to the jazz canon.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

MARY STALLINGS WITH THE EMMET COHEN TRIO
November 29–December 2 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Mary Stallings is one of jazz’s most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We’ve been honored to present her at Jazz at Lincoln Center on a few special occasions before; Don’t Look Back, her album recorded live right here at Dizzy’s Club, was described as “mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it.” (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Emmet Cohen Trio, comprised of three of jazz’s biggest rising stars and emerging leaders: pianist Emmet Cohen, drummer Kyle Poole, and bassist Russell Hall, who also headlines The Appel Room in October 2018.
Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $30

NOVEMBER 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, October 30–November 2        
LATE NIGHT SESSION:  Evan Arntzen Quartet
LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Evan Arntzen (11/3)

Tuesday-Saturday, November 6–10
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Micah Thomas

Tuesday-Saturday, November 13–17
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Bruce Harris

Tuesday-Saturday, November 20–24 (no LNS on November 22)
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Benny Benack III

Tuesday-Saturday, November 27–December 1
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Willerm Delisfort


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

 

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
Facebook: facebook.com/dizzysclubcocacola |
Twitter: @jazzdotorg | Instagram: @jazzdotorg |
YouTube: youtube.com/jalc | Livestream: jazz.org/live
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy,
SiriusXM, Steinway & Sons, and United Airlines.

 

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Press Inquiries:
Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center
rkim@jazz.org
212-258-9807