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Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Dizzy's Club March 2019 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (February 7, 2019) – The Dizzy’s Club stage showcases the diversity of burgeoning jazz talent today, ranging from students at premier institutions of all ages, women breaking boundaries, to international jazz leaders. Highlights in the month of March include the return of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra (March 21–24) and Renee Rosnes (March 7–10); Lakecia Benjamin as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide Migrations: The Making of America festival (March 13); The Azar Lawrence Experience (March 1-3); Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet with special guest Lewis Nash (March 11); New York Youth Symphony Jazz with Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman (March 12); the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra with special guest Marshall Gilkes (March 18); and 12-year old pianist Brandon Goldberg (March 25). The Fat Tuesday tradition continues with A Gotham Kings Mardi Gras Celebration,led by Alphonso Horne on trumpet (March 5).

Pianist Gwilyn Simcock makes his first appearance at Dizzy’s Club (March 4, 7:30pm) – this Dizzy’s performance is also his only New York appearance on his international solo tour promoting his upcoming album, Near and Now.Japanese pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi als0 makes his headlining debut with Takeshi Ohbayashi Trio (March 4, 9:30pm) later that evening.

In addition, the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors hosts a free performance night at Dizzy’s Club, offering all audiences the opportunity to see the United States Army’s premier touring big band with no cover. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has appeared in all 50 states as well as in Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and countries throughout Europe. Concerts are programmed to entertain all types of audiences, with repertoire including swing, bebop, Latin jazz, contemporary jazz, standards, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the band.  

Dizzy’s Club 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 MARCH 2019 LINEUP:

THE AZAR LAWRENCE EXPERIENCE
March 1–3 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Over the course of saxophonist Azar Lawrence’s career, he has performed with such groundbreaking icons as McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind & Fire. He always sells out Dizzy’s Club when he’s in town, and tonight he is bringing a group new to the club: his West Coast band of trumpeter Brian Swartz, guitarist Dale Williams, pianist Theo Saunders, bassist Trevor Ware, percussionist Babatunde Lea, drummer Yayo Morales, and vocalist Windy Barnes Farrell. They’ll be performing an assortment of original music from Lawrence’s albums, including the still-hot Elementals. Lawrence approaches music with a spiritual reverence, and his rock-solid groups play with hard-earned chemistry.
Cover: Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: GWILYM SIMCOCK, SOLO PIANO
March 4 | 7:30pm

Gwilym Simcock is a brilliant young pianist and composer from Wales. He’s spent the last several years touring extensively in Pat Metheny’s quartet alongside Linda Oh and Antonio Sanchez, but he is also renowned for his stunning solo concerts, which he has performed at prestigious venues such as the Montreal Jazz Festival. Tonight’s show is the only New York stop on Simcock’s solo tour of the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe in promotion of his upcoming release, Near and Now. Join us at Dizzy’s Club for an evening of impeccable jazz-meets-classical piano music.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy’s Club on Monday Nights with WBGO. 
The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the areas great college jazz programs. 
Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton.

TAKESHI OHBAYASHI TRIO
March 4 | 9:30pm
Tonight’s performance is the Dizzy’s Club headlining debut of pianist and composer Takeshi Ohbayashi—although our audiences might also recognize him as co-leader of the sublime New Century Jazz Quintet. A rising jazz star in his current home of New York City and in his native Japan, Ohbayashi is a hard-swinging pianist with great chops, taste, and improvisational prowess. Expect a high-energy set of piano-driven jazz.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

A GOTHAM KINGS MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
March 5 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Gotham Kings Mardi Gras Celebration returns to Dizzy’s for another night of festivities. Led by trumpeter Alphonso Horne, this fun-loving group of musicians and dancers will treat audiences to the infectious traditions of Creole jazz. The concert showcases the virtuosity of a young Louis Armstrong and the innovative genius of King Oliver, weaving the sounds of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that uplifts and warms the soul. With special Mardi Gras drinks on the menu, the club will be in good spirits for the occasion.
Cover: $35 (7:30pm) / $30 (9:30pm)
Student: $25

CHUCK ISRAELS NEXTET FEATURING AARON DIEHL
March 6 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Best known for his essential role in the standard-setting Bill Evans Trio of the 1960s, bassist Chuck Israels has also worked with such legends as Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock, and others. Israels is also a remarkable composer and bandleader, and his newest group highlights the variety and originality of his original compositions and arrangements. Widely celebrated for his work with pianists, DownBeat once wrote that “the most impressive aspect of his work with [Bill] Evans is his seemingly intuitive feeling for the direction of the pianist’s improvisations.” Tonight he’ll be performing with a similarly elegant pianist and a member of the extended Jazz at Lincoln Center and Essentially Ellington family, Aaron Diehl.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

RENEE ROSNES QUARTET: SONGS OF THE EARTH
March 7–10 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
One of the premier pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, the SFJAZZ Collective, and her husband, pianist Bill Charlap. A New York City staple for years, every member of Rosnes’ group has an extremely impressive résumé and brings their absolute best to this group – bassist Peter Washington,drummer Lewis Nash, and vibraphonist Steve Nelson. If her recent sold-out appearances at Dizzy’s Club are any indication, audiences should expect to hear some of Rosnes’ award-winning original compositions and perhaps a few choice selections by such artists as Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn. Extraordinarily gifted as a pianist, composer, and bandleader, Rosnes leads one of the most consistently excellent groups in town.
Cover: Thurs $40 / Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

THE BRUBECK INSTITUTE JAZZ QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST LEWIS NASH
March 11 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Nine-time winners of the prestigious DownBeat Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Group—including the most recent award in 2018—the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet has performed all over the world, from top jazz clubs and festivals to an appearance at the United Nations as part of the Dave Brubeck forum, Jazz: A Language for Peace. Recent graduates of the group have played at Jazz at Lincoln Center multiple times and are now highly active jazz professionals. The 2018-2019 members of this prestigious ensemble are Katharine Williams on trumpet, Anthony Milano on piano, Micah Collier on bass, and Austin Kim on drums. Special guest drummer Lewis Nash is an essential jazz veteran who has recorded on more than 400 albums. This performance will highlight the incredible talent being fostered through educational outreach within the jazz community.
Cover: $35 (7:30pm) / $30 (9:30pm)
Student: $20

NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY JAZZ WITH RYAN KEBERLE AND MATT HOLMAN 
35th COMMISSIONING SERIES ANNIVERSARY
March 12 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band is one of the best ensembles of its kind. The members of this group range in age from early teens to early 20s, making the quality of their performance even more astonishing. While celebrating the heritage of jazz, the group also values a progressive, emerging new sound. Joining the band this evening are two distinguished jazz professionals with exemplary reputations for their involvement in music education: trombonist Ryan Keberle and trumpeter Matt Holman. The show will feature the world premiere of Sam Wolsk’s Not a Day Missed, commissioned as part of the 35th Anniversary of the New York Youth Symphony First Music Commissioning Series. Enjoy the latest addition to a lineage of great big band jazz music championed by this gifted young band.
Cover: $35 (7:30pm) / $30 (9:30pm)
Student: $25

LAKECIA BENJAMIN: JAZZ TAKES FLIGHT
A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE
March 13 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents tonight’s special event as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide Migrations: The Making of America festival. This chapter will be an insightful exploration of the creation and evolution of American music during the Great Migration of 1917—1971. Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will provide the soundtrack to this pivotal era through the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Muddy Waters, and Aretha Franklin. Benjamin has a well-earned reputation for energetic, genre-crossing performances, and this repertoire is a great opportunity to gain new insight on American popular music from one of its rising stars.
Cover: $35
Student: $20
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival.

JOAN BELGRAVE QUINTET
March 14 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Vocalist Joan Belgrave first started singing in church, went on to study classical voice, and is now known in jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B circles. A hometown hero in her native Detroit, Belgrave is a versatile singer, natural entertainer, and proven crowd-pleaser. Tonight she’ll be performing a show she calls You’re My Everything: Songs of Love & Life, featuring saxophonist JD Allen, pianist Zen Zadravec, bassist Santi Debriano, and drummer Brandon Williams.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

JOHNNY O’NEAL QUARTET CELEBRATES THE 100th BIRTHDAY OF NAT “KING” COLE
March 15–17 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Tonight we celebrate 100 years of Nat “King” Cole with an evening led by fellow piano/vocal master Johnny O’Neal. A true New York City jazz veteran, O’Neal has worked with artists and groups like Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson's quartet. He recently performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as part of a high-profile Billy Strayhorn centennial celebration, and tonight he returns for another beautiful centennial bash. Joining him for this performance are guitarist Ilya Lushtak,bassist Mark Lewandowski, and drummer Itay Morchi. For anyone who loves Nat “King” Cole, this will be a standout performance.
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER YOUTH ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARSHALL GILKES
March 18 | 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 Ted Nash and Tatum Greenblatt, as well as members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis. Join us to support young musicians and hear some of the most dedicated up-and-comers in jazz.
Cover: $40 (7:30pm ) / $30 (9:30pm)
Student: $20

THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND JAZZ AMBASSADORS
March 19 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Jazz Ambassadors are the United States Army’s premier touring big band, and they travel thousands of miles each year to present America’s greatest original art form to enthusiastic audiences throughout the world.Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has appeared in all 50 states as well as in Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and countries throughout Europe. Concerts are programmed to entertain all types of audiences, with répertoire including swing, bebop, Latin jazz, contemporary jazz, standards, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the band. This performance is free and open to the public, first-come, first-served, with reservations available online, so there’s no excuse to miss it! Reserve your seats today and celebrate our nation’s music with the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors.
Cover: FREE. Reservation by phone and online.

UPTOWN JAZZ TENTET
March 20 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Uptown Jazz Tentet is a dynamic large jazz ensemble 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 new stamp on indispensable jazz styles.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
March 21–24 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra exudes the excitement and force found in the historic big band tradition. With Dizzy’s Club as its “New York City home,” DIVA performs all over the world, playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians. Audiences can expect an explosive performance packed with stunning improvisation, spontaneity, and an emphasis on fun.
Cover: Thus, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

BRANDON GOLDBERG TRIO
“LET’S PLAY” ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
March 25 | 7:30pm
Only 12 years old, pianist and composer Brandon Goldberg is a special talent. Goldberg is here tonight to celebrate the release of his debut album, Let’s Play, featuring two of the finest musicians on the scene: bassist Ben Wolfe and drummer Donald Edwards. Goldberg has already performed at top venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Apollo Theater, as well as at major competitions, conventions, and television programs. In DownBeat’s 2018 Student Music Awards—a prestigious contest open to students through college and university—Goldberg won first place in the Jazz Soloist and Outstanding Original Composition categories. Join us at Dizzy’s to celebrate the launch of Goldberg’s recording career, and be one of the first to experience his gifts as a performer and composer in a full concert setting.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

MIKE LEE & FRIENDS
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
March 25 | 9:30pm
Saxophonist Mike Lee comes to Dizzy’s Club for a one-night-only celebration of his new album, Song for All of Us. On this latest record, Lee shows the full breadth of his musical pallet, weaving together a wide range of musical influences through new compositions and welcome standards. On top of leading his own band, Lee is one of the city’s most in-demand players, having recently worked in groups led by Dave Stryker, Wallace Roney, TS Monk, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Jimmy Heath, Oliver Lake, Josh Evans, and Roy Hargrove. Lenny White holds down the drums on the record and on the Dizzy’s Club stage, with additional band members to be added as the show approaches. Considering the record also features Ed Howard, Dave Stryker, Bruce Williams, and Julian Lee—Mike’s son and a favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center—there’s plenty of talent from which to choose.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

JUDY CARMICHAEL QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST HARRY ALLEN
March 26–27 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Judy Carmichael is a Grammy Award-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who has hosted Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspiredon NPR for 18 years and counting. For well over 30 years she has been a stride piano master (nicknamed “Stride” by Count Basie himself), and she has given performances for the likes of Rod Stewart, Robert Redford, and Bill Clinton. Her performance tonight features her longtime writing partner—the great tenor saxophonist Harry Allen—as special guest. Popular with jazz and cabaret audiences alike, Carmichael performs swinging interpretations of the Great American Songbook in addition to her own witty love songs.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

DUDUKA DA FONSECA, HELIO ALVES AND MAUCHA ADNET
SAMBA JAZZ AND THE MUSIC OF JOBIM
March 28–31 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Tonight’s samba jazz showcase features three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, two of whom worked closely with the iconic Antonio Carlos Jobim. Drummer Duduka da Fonseca (of Trio da Paz), pianist Helio Alves, and vocalist Maucha Adnet are all experts in this music, each of them recognized internationally for expanding the worlds of jazz and Latin music. The music is truly infectious, featuring dazzling rhythms, daring improvisations, and soul-stirring harmonies. Come enjoy samba jazz and the music of Jobim performed by those who know it best.
Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35


MARCH 2019 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.

Tuesday-Saturday, March 5–9
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Endea Owens

Tuesday-Saturday, March 12–16
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Davis Whitfield and Maniacs of the 4th Dimension
LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Zaccai Curtis CUBOP (3/16)

Tuesday-Saturday, March 19–23
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Kyle Poole

Thursday-Saturday, March 26–30
LATE NIGHT SESSION: Alina Engibaryan

WHERE:
Dizzy’s Club, 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–$25 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, and Steinway & Sons.

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