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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola's October 2018 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (August 22, 2018) – October at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is punctuated by two celebrations of Thelonious Monk: Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares (October 8), performing two days before Monk’s birthday; and Mostly Monk with the Mike LeDonne Trio (October 26–27) as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Thelonious Monk Festival.  Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola also welcomes back the fifth Jazztopad Festival collaboration presenting Polish jazz artists Piotr Orzechowski and the Kuba Więcek Trio (October 3). In addition, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Dan Nimmer and Carlos Henriquez  showcase their unique programs in small group settings, starting with Dan Nimmer Trio (October 16–17) followed by Carlos Henriquez Octet: The Latin Side of Dizzy (October 21).

Additional highlights for the month include The Little Giant at 90–Celebrating Johnny Griffin with the Michael Weiss Quartet (October 9–10), the Dizzy’s Club debut of Juan Andrés Ospina Big Band (October 18), Rodney Whitaker Quintet (October 24–25), and the album release parties for Abelita Mateus & Friends (October 2) and Alexander Claffy featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel: “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?” (October 28).

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 OCTOBER 2018 LINEUP:

MOUTIN FACTORY QUINTET
October 1 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Master drummer Louis Moutin and bassist Francois Moutin bring the Moutin Factory Quintet back to Dizzy’s Club for one night only. Their deep chemistry, unbelievable technical skills, and distinctive, sprawling compositions, have been earning the Moutins an increasingly large and enthusiastic international following for years. They’re constantly touring, but this is their only currently announced New York appearance of the year, so don’t miss out on what’s sure to be another soul-stirring performance.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

ABELITA MATEUS AND FRIENDS
Mixed Feelings Album Release Concert
October 2 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Pianist, vocalist, and composer Abelita Mateus is a rising star in the next generation of Brazilian jazz. Mateus is the current pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, and she has performed with Paquito D’Rivera, John Lee, Eric Alexander, Larry Coryell, Claudio Roditi, Hermeto Pascoal, and many others. Her debut album, Vivenda, came out just last year in 2017 and reached No. 24 on the Jazz Week charts. Tonight will be the official album release show for her new recording, entitled Mixed Feelings, and she’s bringing many of the same musicians featured on the record. It’s a personal album from Mateus that also speaks to a core component of the blues that Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates: persistent optimism in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Join us at Dizzy’s to hear the latest in New York’s flourishing Brazilian jazz scene.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL: PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI / KUBA WIĘCEK TRIO
Presented in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polish Cultural Institute

October 3 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Jazztopad Festival brings some of Poland’s most profound musicians to New York. It is a must-see showcase for anyone interested in the world of jazz and improvised music. For this program, each set will be split between solo pianist Piotr Orzechowski and the Kuba Więcek Trio. Orzechowski is a stunning solo pianist who won 1st Prize in the prestigious Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition. His portion of the set will be a remarkable display of piano artistry that will speak equally to fans of jazz and classical music. For the second half of the show, audiences will enjoy the Kuba Więcek Trio. Więcek is an alto saxophonist who was educated in Poland, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and New York, and he has performed with such New York luminaries as Mike Stern, Ralph Alessi, and Gilad Hekselman. For his recently released debut album, he cites such diverse influences as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Steve Reich, Brian Eno, Tom Waits, Bon Iver, Flying Lotus, and Kanye West in addition to European folk and classical music. Both artists featured this evening are absolutely distinctive while also exemplifying Polish jazz’s powerful blend of classic romanticism and bold modernism.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

WILLIE JONES III QUINTET
Keep Your Soul Together: The Music of Freddie Hubbard

October 4–7 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
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 including Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, and Cedar Walton, but for the past couple of decades he’s 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. Tonight, Jones will premiere a project called Keep Your Soul Together: The Music of Freddie Hubbard, honoring the Freddie Hubbard Songbook on what would be his 80th birthday year. The group will perform originals by Hubbard including “Nostrand and Fulton,” “Take It To the Ozone,” “Hub Tones,” “Lament for Booker,” “Karioka,” “Asiatic Raes” and “I Wished I Knew,” as well as Hubbard’s renditions of Stevie Wonder’s “Black Maybe,” and his arrangement of Linda and Paul McCartney’s “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.”
Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $40
Student: $25

 

FRANK CARLBERG LARGE ENSEMBLE:
MONK DREAMS, HALLUCINATIONS AND NIGHTMARES
October 8 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Frank Carlberg
Large Ensemble’s Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares returns to Dizzy's with new perspectives on Monk’s music—and on large ensemble composition in general. The project, which recently earned an exceptionally rare five-star review in DownBeat magazine, is not intended as a formal Thelonious Monk tribute, but rather, as Carlberg describes it, “a celebration of the beauty and vitality of his music.” Aside from ‘”Round Midnight,” Carlberg’s pieces are new compositions, not Monk arrangements, and yet Monk’s tunes are directly quoted and paraphrased throughout. Artists often include such allusions, and even sometimes quotations, of masterworks from previous generations in their respective mediums, but it’s uniquely rewarding to experience it in such a direct fashion, literally hearing the inspiration and the result together as one. This is music “in the orbit of Monk… infected by, informed by, in awe of Monk.” The show’s return to Dizzy’s Club will continue to celebrate the genius of Monk while forging new paths in modern music.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

THE LITTLE GIANT AT 90–CELEBRATING JOHNNY GRIFFIN WITH THE MICHAEL WEISS QUARTET
October 9–10 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin (1928–2008) came of age in the hard bop era in the 1950s and early-‘60s, working extensively with Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey and appearing on countless classic recordings. Griffin, who was short in physical stature but earned the nickname “the Little Giant” for his superhuman musical gifts, was celebrated not only for his technical virtuosity, but also for being one of the great personalities and individualists in jazz. Griffin was one of the soloists best able to communicate his personality through his instrument, which, in his case, was an exuberant expression of wit, humor, and aplomb. The Little Giant at 90—Celebrating Johnny Griffin will honor this milestone year by bringing together an all-star group of Griffin’s closest musical partners. A carefully selected program of classic Griffin compositions has been arranged exclusively for this project, to be played with authenticity and sincerity by these seasoned musicians. Michael Weiss, the show’s bandleader, pianist, composer, and arranger, was a key member of Griffin’s quartet from 1987 until his final U.S. appearance in 2005. Weiss contributed to four of Griffin’s recordings as pianist, arranger, and composer during this time and joined him annually on national and international tours.
Cover: Tues $35 / Wed $30
Student: $20

DAYRAMIR GONZALEZ & HABANA enTRANCé: THE GRAND CONCOURSE
October 11 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

A star in Cuba since his teen years, pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is now a New York resident with an international following. After becoming the first Cuban national to receive Berklee College of Music’s full Presidential Scholarship, he graduated in 2013 with the Wayne Shorter Award for Most Outstanding Composer of the Year. Gonzalez is now being championed by master musicians such as his mentor Chucho Valdés, who brought Gonzalez to Carnegie Hall as part of the Voices of Latin America series. Tonight Gonzalez will bring his longstanding group Habana enTRANCé to Dizzy’s Club to perform songs from his latest album, The Grand Concourse. The Afro-Cuban jazz record blends the pulse and mystique of New York with early 20th century Cuban music and the rhythms and sensuality of Yoruba musical traditions. It’s a repertoire with a variety of styles, tempos, and dynamics in which Gonzalez’ assured piano playing stands out alongside an unfailingly in-the-pocket band.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

MATT WILSON’S HONEY AND SALT
October 12–13 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Matt Wilson
, named 2018’s Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, is a drummer and composer beloved by audiences, critics, and a seemingly endless list of premier contemporary musicians. In addition to his extraordinary instrumental skills, Wilson receives constant praise for being a bandleader and creative force who pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining remarkably accessible in every context. Tonight’s performance will feature music from his recent album Honey and Salt, named 2018 Record of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. The album pays homage to poet Carl Sandberg through a series of songs inspired by and featuring Sandberg’s poetry. Neither the spoken word nor the music ever feels like an intrusion on the other, and that the outcome feels so organic speaks volumes of Wilson’s gifts as a composer. This is a special and unusually successful integration of artistic mediums.
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45
Student: $25

MATT WILSON QUARTET PLUS STEVE NELSON
October 14 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Matt Wilson
, named 2018’s Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Wilson’s sense of humor, tireless smile, and spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having fun. This evening’s performance will feature his longstanding, world-traveling Quartet alongside special guest vibraphonist Steve Nelson.
Cover; $30
Student: $20

JUILLIARD JAZZ ENSEMBLES
NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM KINGS & QUEENS OF THE BLUES
October 15 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Juilliard School
has been a destination for world-class music education since it was founded, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy in this performance. 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 Dizzy’s Club, 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. Tonight they will showcase timeless American music of the 20th century in a spirited celebration of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and the mighty queens of the blues.
Cover: $35
Student: $15

DAN NIMMER TRIO
October 16–17 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pianist Dan Nimmer has prodigious technique and an innate sense of swing that often recalls his own heroes—Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Erroll Garner, and Art Tatum. Nimmer joined the JLCO when he was only 23 years old, and he has released multiple albums as a leader with the Dan Nimmer Trio. Featuring some of New York’s most in-demand musicians, the Dan Nimmer Trio is a highly refined straight-ahead group that shows off Nimmer’s range and virtuosity in a more intimate setting.
Cover: Tues $35 / Wed $30
Student: $20

JUAN ANDRÉS OSPINA BIG BAND
October 18 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Composer and bandleader Juan Andrés Ospina brings his Big Band to Dizzy’s for the first time tonight. For the band’s debut album, released in April 2018, Ospina assembled a dream team of 26 New York City-based musicians hailing from 10 different countries. He’s now bringing the show to Dizzy’s to regale audiences with his soulful, larger-than-life, cross-continental music.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

SCOTT COLLEY QUARTET
October 19–20 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Bassist Scott Colley is no stranger to Dizzy’s Club or Jazz at Lincoln Center’s larger stages, having performed here with the likes of Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Joey Alexander, Ted Nash, and Eddie Daniels in just the past couple of years, but it’s a rare opportunity to have him as a bandleader. Tonight, we welcome the Scott Colley Quartet to our most intimate performance space. Colley’s broad repertoire includes a number of deep, yet accessible originals that always make great use of his top-notch band mates and provides them with an adaptable foundation upon which to build. Expect a set of thoughtful and diverse instrumental jazz performed by some of the best musicians in the business—Craig Taborn, Ralph Alessi and Mark Ferber.
Cover: $45
Student: $20

CARLOS HENRIQUEZ OCTET: THE LATIN SIDE OF DIZZY
October 21 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Carlos Henriquez
is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s bassist and “an emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom.” (DownBeat) Tonight, on what would have been Dizzy Gillespie’s birthday, Henriquez celebrates the release of his new album and pays tribute to the trumpet master. As heard in transformative songs like “Manteca” and “A Night in Tunisia,” Gillespie integrated Cuban rhythms with the hot sounds of a modern jazz orchestra, becoming a leading pioneer in the infectious cultural fusion of Latin jazz—a tradition that Henriquez now embodies. Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is a rare virtuoso in both jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions, and he has performed with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. Henriquez regularly headlines concerts in The Appel Room (including an earlier version of tonight’s Latin Side of Dizzy program), so these shows are an exciting opportunity to experience his distinctive talent in our most intimate setting while he honors one of the greatest artists in history.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: EMILIO SOLLA TANGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA
October 22 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Multi-talented pianist Emilio Solla is a prolific composer and bandleader, also well known as an orchestrator and arranger for acclaimed artists like Paquito D’Rivera and Arturo O’Farrill. Solla’s brand new 17-piece big band beautifully highlights his inventiveness as a composer, bringing together a progressive group of musicians well-versed in both jazz and tango traditions–and with the maturity to blend them with grace. The lineup is a “who’s who” of contemporary jazz and some of its neighboring sub-genres, but you’ve never heard them sound like this before. Make sure to catch Emilio Solla’s return to Jazz at Lincoln Center, one of his “favorite spots on earth.”
Cover: $35
Student: $20
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.

UNDER ONE SUN
October 23 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Paul Simon explains why you should check out Under One Sun, led by percussionist Jamey Haddad - “Jamey Haddad and I have been making music together for nearly 20 years. As a percussionist with a constellation of instruments from different cultures and continents, he fits into my band and provides the glue that makes it hang together rhythmically. He provides a similar service for this remarkable group. Under One Sun plays gentle swinging music composed by Billey Drewes and interpreted by members of the octet who come from three continents. Still, the music feels natural, with a sound solidly rooted in American jazz, incorporating Ali Paris’ qanun from Palestine and Billy Drewes’ saxophone from the U.S.”
Cover: $35
Student: $20

RODNEY WHITAKER SEXTET
October 24–25 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Bassist Rodney Whitaker was a long-time member of both the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, so it’s always exciting to welcome him back to the House of Swing. Tonight he’ll be leading an A-list band packed with major players from the New York jazz scene, including Freddie Hendrix, Ron Blake, Helen Sung, and Lewis Nash, all of whom have been popular headliners at Jazz at Lincoln Center. They’ll be joined by soulful vocalist Rockelle Fortin, who has been a go-to singer for Whitaker throughout multiple cities and festivals. Catch this group at Dizzy’s for a hard-swinging set full of improvised solos from veterans who still play like they have something to prove.
Cover: Wed $35, Thurs $40
Student: $20

MOSTLY MONK: MIKE LeDONNE TRIO
October 26–27 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Pianist and organist Mike LeDonne is a modern master who in the past few decades has worked with Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, and more. Many of these musicians were among Thelonious Monk’s top collaborators, and tonight LeDonne will draw upon that musical proximity and his own instrumental kinship as he joins Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Monk Festival. Monk’s infectious music is a perfect platform for improvisation and ongoing re-imagination, and with 72 brilliant compositions from which to choose, a set of “mostly Monk” simply never gets old. LeDonne’s ace trio features Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums, so it’s guaranteed to be a virtuosic set of swinging jazz.
Cover: $45
Student: $25

ALEXANDER CLAFFY FEATURING KURT ROSENWINKEL
“WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?” CD RELEASE PARTY
October 28 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Following a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign that received backing from fans across the United States as well as from France, Japan, Italy, and the UK, Alexander Claffy now celebrates the release of his brand new album at Dizzy’s Club. This show in our small, elegant club will be the first opportunity to witness the live performance of this music supported by jazz lovers worldwide. To make it even more exciting, it will be the first-ever Dizzy’s Club performance by popular guitar virtuoso Kurt Rosenwinkel. The repertoire is a modern re-imagining of classic standards, which shines new light on the special traits of the originals while providing space for interaction and improvisation. Another star of tomorrow—Veronica Swift—will be featured on vocals, giving fans a chance to check her out in our smallest venue before she performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Rose Theater this December.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

JOSH LAWRENCE & COLOR THEORY
October 29 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Trumpeter Josh Lawrence is one of the most compelling young bandleaders and composers in modern jazz. Each of his sets tonight will be split between two configurations that are sure to keep things interesting. The first half of the set will feature a quintet comprised of saxophonist Caleb Curtis, drummer Anwar Marshall, and the always magnificent Curtis Brothers—Luques Curtis and Zaccai Curtis—on bass and piano. After a few tunes, they’ll add Brent White on trombone and Adan Faulk on the Fender Rhodes keyboard for a performance of Lawrence’s Chamber Music America commission, “Lost Works.” This fast-paced concert format will provide audiences with a broad look at what this exciting young composer, trumpeter, and bandleader has to offer.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

DAVID CHESKY: JAZZ IN THE NEW HARMONIC
October 30 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

With Jazz in the New Harmonic, David Chesky fuses 21st century classical harmonies with the rhythms of the city to create a new style of jazz. Both in concert and in the studio, this project has received numerous awards for its provocative and cerebral approach to the classical/jazz blend. Chesky’s patient, angular harmonies are elevated by a solid groove in the group’s foundation, relying on heavy bass vamps from Peter Washington and a steady pulse from drummer Billy Drummond.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

CRISTINA PATO QUARTET
October 31 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Cristina Pato
is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and leading virtuoso on the Galician bagpipes (gaita). She has collaborated with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Arturo O’Farril, Paquito D’Rivera, and dancers Damian Woetzel and Lil Buck. She is also an active member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Through both live performance and education, Pato is dedicated to cultural exchange and forging new paths for the Galician bagpipes. Her regular quartet, appearing tonight, features accordionist Julien Labro, dubbed “the next accordion star” by the Chicago Tribune; bassist Edward Perez, a commanding instrumentalist across jazz, Latin jazz, and south American music styles; and drummer Maurice Zottarelli a first-call band member in New York City and beyond.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

OCTOBER 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 2–6        
LATE NIGHT SESSION:  Andrew Renfroe

Tuesday-Saturday, October 9-13
LATE NIGHT SESSION: TBD
LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: TBD (10/13)

Tuesday-Saturday, October 16-20
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Ruben Fox

Tuesday-Saturday, October 23-27
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Kelly Green

Tuesday-Saturday, October 30-November 3
LATE NIGHT SESSION: TBD

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 |
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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