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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Dizzy's Club March 2020 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (January 23, 2020) – With an impressive lineup of featured artists and programming in March, Dizzy’s Club celebrates the diverse, international and multi-generational traditions of jazz music. To commemorate Women’s History Month, sets throughout the month showcase the work of some of today’s most talented and influential female jazz musicians, beginning with pianist Helen Sung (March 1), presents PUSH, a one night only celebration of the artistry of women composers including Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen, Marian McPartland, and Carla Bley   

Next up is rising star saxophonist and Essentially Ellington alumna Lakecia Benjamin(March 11–12), who will lead her quartet with special guests through an evening of John and Alice Coltrane repertoire heard on her new album. Camille Thurman,(March 13–15) a formidable, multitalented saxophonist and second-place winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition, will grace the Dizzy’s stage with the Darrell Green Trio. The all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra (March 19–22) brings its supercharged excitement and energy to its “New York City home” at Dizzy’s Club, with a reimagining of classic tunes from My Fair Lady, The Music Man, West Side Story, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music and more. The Late Night Sessions highlight emerging women bandleaders the entire month, including saxophonist Alexa Tarantino (March 3–7) and bassist Endea Owens (March 10–14).

Additional highlights include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Kenny Rampton’s Sextet (March 6–8)and Flamenco Meets Jazz—the world premiere of a new collaboration between flamenco guitarist Dani de Morón and Israeli guitarist Yotam Silberstein alongside Spanish percussionist Agustín Diassera(March 16). Samba jazz comes to Dizzy’s with drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves and vocalist Maucha Adnet (March 26–29), each of them an expert recognized internationally for expanding the worlds of jazz and Brazilian music. Clave Con Jazz (March 3–5),curated by Ron McGugins, is a three-night celebration of Latin jazz highlighting important connections between American jazz and Latin American rhythms. The first night kicks off with the Ray Vega Quintetand special guest Sherman Irby performing the Music of Dizzy Gillespie & Chano Pozo (March 3).

Dizzy’s Club is located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City. For additional information and the full, please visit jazz.org/dizzys.

DIZZY’S CLUB MARCH 2020 LINEUP:
HELEN SUNG QUINTET
March 1 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Helen Sung is a mighty force on piano—an adept soloist who combines her classical background with a passionate dedication to jazz and the feel of swing. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and featured in 2011 on Wynton Marsalis’ “Who’s Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch” list, Sung’s career has exploded over the past decade. In addition to working with a number of top-shelf bands and bandleaders, she has received the highest praise for her own albums, which have featured both originals and inspired interpretations of compositions from Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Fiddler on the Roof, and Thelonious Monk. Never short of dazzling" pianist/composer Helen Sung presents PUSH, a celebration of the artistry of women composers including Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen, Marian McPartland, and Carla Bley. Bringing together some of the brightest voices on today’s jazz scene, her Quintet highlights landmark works in the jazz repertory, performing with a creative, distinctly modern flair.
Cover: $35
Student $25

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER YOUTH ORCHESTRA 
March 2 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
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.
Cover: $40 at 7:30 p.m / $30 at 9:30 p.m.
Student: $25

RAY VEGA QUINTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST SHERMAN IRBY: MUSIC OF DIZZY GILLESPIE & CHANO POZO
CLAVE CON JAZZ: A CELEBRATION OF LATIN JAZZ
March 3 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Curated by Ron McGugins, Clave Con Jazz is a three-night celebration of Latin jazz highlighting important connections between American jazz and Latin American rhythms.This opening-night performance will be led by South Bronx icon Ray Vega, a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Mario Bauza, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Hector LaVoe, Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, and Louis Ramirez, to name a few. Joining him for an evening of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo tunes is longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center saxophonist Sherman Irby, a powerhouse improviser with unstoppable chops and the sweetest tone.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

A TRIBUTE TO CACHAO & PERUCHIN FEATURING CARLOS HENRIQUEZ AND ELIO VILLAFRANCA 
CLAVE CON JAZZ: A CELEBRATION OF LATIN JAZZ
March 4 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Curated by Ron McGugins, Clave Con Jazz is a three-night celebration of Latin jazz highlighting important connections between American jazz and Latin American rhythms. Night two of the festival features a tribute to the legendary Cachao, led by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez and pianist and cross-continental composer Elio Villafranca. Together they will honor the mambo pioneer who helped turn Cuban music traditions into an international dance craze.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

THE PALLADIUM ERA FEATURING THE MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA
CLAVE CON JAZZ: A CELEBRATION OF LATIN JAZZ
March 5 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Curated by Ron McGugins, Clave Con Jazz is a three-night celebration of Latin jazz that highlights important connections between American jazz and Latin American rhythms. The final night of the festival features former musicians of the legendary Tito Puente Orchestra who have come together as the Mambo Legends Orchestra. This incomparable New York institution keeps the 1950s and ‘60s Palladium Era sound alive and well, adding new musical concepts to genre standards set by Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez. Every member of this all-star band is a living master of the music, and they’re led by Johnny Rodriguez, Mitch Frohman, and musical director Jose Madera—each of whom spent over 25 years working with Tito Puente.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

THE KENNY RAMPTON SEXTET: GRAND STREET REUNION
March 68 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Kenny Rampton began his touring career in impressive fashion as a member of the Ray Charles Orchestra. He's been a member of the JLCO and Sesame Street band since 2010 and a featured soloist for even longer in mainstays like the Mingus Big Band. He returns to the Dizzy's Club stage with a tantalizing band comprised entirely of regular bandleaders and headliners. Featuring saxophonist Camille Thurman, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer Willie Jones III, Rampton’s sextet boasts some of the finest instrumentalists in the business. Together they’ll help Rampton showcase his own original compositions and perhaps a few newly arranged classics.
Cover: Fri and Sat $45, Sun $35
Student: $35

NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY: CELEBRATING CHARLIE PARKER @100 WITH STEVE WILSON
March 9 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band members 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 is saxophonist Steve Wilson, renowned for his work both as a leader and a sideman with Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson and Dave Holland (to name a select few). The program will honor the music of Charlie Parker and feature a music commission and world premiere of a new work by Devin Reilly, entitled In the Shadow of Tall Giants.
Cover: $40 at 7:30 p.m. / $30 at 9:30 p.m.
Student: $20

PACIFIC JAZZ AMBASSADORS WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOEL ROSS
March 10 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Nine-time winners of the prestigious DownBeat Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Group, the Pacific Jazz Ambassadors (formerly known as the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet) have 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 2019–20 members of this prestigious ensemble are Kate Williams (trumpet), Nico Martinez (bass), Austin Kim (drums), Toby Keys (piano), and Tal Kalman (saxophone). Joining them is special guest vibraphonist, and Brubeck Institute alumnus, Joel Ross. Always a huge hit with audiences and fellow musicians alike, Ross dazzles crowds with his technical virtuosity while also moving them with compelling musicality. This performance will highlight the incredible talent being fostered through educational outreach within the jazz community.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

LAKECIA BENJAMIN: PURSUANCE—THE MUSIC OF THE COLTRANES
March 1112 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Rising star saxophonist and Essentially Ellington alumna Lakecia Benjamin returns to the Dizzy’s Club stage as a headliner. Benjamin has developed a reputation for energetic, genre-crossing performances, and she has played with musicians ranging from Jimmy Heath, Joanne Brackeen, Charenee Wade, and Harry Belafonte to Macy Gray, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and The Roots. For this performance she will return to a favorite source of material by leading her quartet with special guests through an evening of Coltrane repertoire from her new album, celebrating and exploring her major saxophone influence, John Coltrane, and the great multi-instrumentalist Alice Coltrane.
Cover: Weds $35, Thurs $40
Student: $25

CAMILLE THURMAN AND THE DARRELL GREEN TRIO
March 1315 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
The multitalented Camille Thurman is a formidable saxophonist and a recent second-place winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She will share the stage with the Darrell Green Trio featuring Darrell Green on drums, Saadi Zain on bass, and Keith Brown on piano. Thurman has performed extensively with artists ranging from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Billy Taylor, George Coleman, Lew Tabackin, and George Benson to Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliot. In addition to composing music, Thurman is known for her stylistically varied mix of classic repertoire that highlights her chops as both a singer and instrumentalist; recent albums have records featuring songs by Sarah Vaughan, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy McHugh, Milton Nascimento, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Angela Bofill and others.
Cover: Fri $40, Sat $45, Sun $35
Student: $25

FLAMENCO MEETS JAZZ: DANI DE MORÓN, YOTAM SILBERSTEIN, AND AGUSTÍN DIASSERA
March 16 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Flamenco guitar virtuoso Dani de Morón is one of the most exciting flamenco guitarists to emerge in Spain in recent years, and he brings a new edition of Flamenco Meets Jazz to Dizzy's Club for the first time since he and Aaron Diehl shared the stage in 2014. Alongside Spanish percussionist Agustín Diassera and Tel Aviv-born and New York-based guitarist Yotam Silberstein, he will showcase the deep connection between two internationally beloved music styles.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

JUDY CARMICHAEL QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST KEN PEPLOWSKI
March 1718 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Judy Carmichael is a Grammy Award-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who has hosted Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired on NPR for 20 years and counting. Nicknamed “Stride” by Count Basie himself, she has long been recognized as a master of stride piano. Popular with jazz and cabaret audiences alike, Carmichael performs swinging interpretations of the Great American Songbook in addition to her own witty love songs. Her performance will feature clarinet and saxophone virtuoso Ken Peplowski, a musician known for his technically astounding renditions of classic swing material and authentic jazz.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA SWINGS BROADWAY
March 1922 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
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. This program features a reimagining of classic tunes from My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Westside Story, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music, and more.
Cover:Thu $40, Fri-Sat $45, Sun $35
Student: $25

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB ENSEMBLE WITH SPECIAL GUEST INGRID JENSEN
March 23| 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
The Ball State University Jazz Lab Ensemble is the flagship of the Ball State University jazz program. The band tours regularly throughout the United States and internationally; this past year the band played at the National Theatre in San Jose and toured throughout Costa Rica. They have also performed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival five times and have toured Poland, Prague, Berlin and China. The ensemble has received numerous awards from more than 20 different appearances at jazz festivals. The program is known for bringing in three acclaimed guest artists per year to perform with the band, and they've featured such top musicians as Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gorden, Dena DeRose, and Bobby Watson, Buddy DeFranco, Ingrid Jensen, John Fedchock, Byron Stripling, Fareed Haque, and Mike Clark. For tonight's performance, the special guest is renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

RACHEL THERRIEN QUARTET: VENA ALBUM RELEASE
Flip Side Sessions
March 24| 7:30 p.m.
French-Canadian trumpeter, composer, and producer Rachel Therrien makes her Dizzy’s Club debut with an album-release party for Vena, her fifth studio recording. Having recently relocated to New York City, Therrien has maintained an impressive international touring schedule, with dedicated bands under her direction in locations including Montreal, New York, and Europe. Tonight, for one set only, she will show Jazz at Lincoln Center audiences why she's in such high demand.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

YOKO MIWA TRIO
Flip Side Sessions
March 24| 9:30 p.m
Boston’s 2019 Jazz Artist of the Year (Boston Music Awards) brings her acclaimed, long-running trio to Dizzy’s Club for a one-set-only showcase. Thanks to her deft balance between impressive technique and unwavering musicality, Yoko Miwa's last couple of albums both spent weeks on Jazz Week’s top-ten charts. Her group, featuring Will Slater on bass and Scott Goulding on drums, plays with the kind of chemistry that comes only through years of extensive collaboration. In addition to Miwa's thoughtful original pieces, they perform inspired new takes on classics by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Milton Nascimento and more.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

MELANIE CHARLES: THANK YOU ABBEY LINCOLN
March 25 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
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. 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 some extraordinary regular and Late Night Session sets at Dizzy’s Club. For this show, she will show her gratitude to iconic vocalist, composer, actor and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln.
Cover: $30
Student: $20

DUDUKA DA FONSECA ANDHELIO ALVES FEATURING MAUCHA ADNET: SAMBA JAZZ & TOM JOBIM
March 2629 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
This 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 Brazilian music.The music features dazzling rhythms, daring improvisations and soul-stirring harmonies.
Cover:Thu-Sat $45, Sun $35
Student: $25

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH *WBGO: THE ELLEN ROWE OCTET
MOMENTUM: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN IN MOTION
March 30 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Renowned pianist and composer Ellen Rowe makes her Dizzy’s Club debut to celebrate her acclaimed new album, Momentum: Portraits of Women in Motion, with her octet featuring alto saxophonist Lisa Parrott, tenor saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, baritone saxophonist Kaleigh Wilder, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, trombonist Melissa Gardiner, bassist Marion Hayden, and drummer Allison Miller. Each track on the record is a musical portrait of a woman whom Rowe considers a personal hero, from musicians and sports legends to unsung civil rights heroes, politicians and advocates, including Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Carole King, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Michelle Obama, Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Gunhilde Swanson and Meghan Canfield Laws. For this performance, Rowe is bringing many of the phenomenal musicians from the recording to perform in groups ranging in size from quintet to octet. Utilizing the great versatility and variety afforded by these world-class musicians, multiple band formats and diversity of women being paid tribute, Rowe has crafted an expansive and highly expressive new jazz experience.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

*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 area’s great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Nicole Sweeney.

JUILLIARD JAZZ ENSEMBLES: THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS
March 31 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
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 Ensembles 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 ensembles have also performed at noted venues such as the Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall. This showcase will feature two different nine-piece bands paying tribute to the music of Charles Mingus
Cover: $35
Student: $25

MARCH 2020 LATE NIGHT SESSIONS + LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
Doors open at 11:15 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented up-and-coming jazz artists, with jam sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays. This month, the featured artists include Alexa Tarantino(March 3-7) and Endea Owens & The Cookout (March 10-13), among others. On March 14, Endea Owens & The Cookout return to the club for the monthly Late Night Dance Session. For the full artist lineup, visit jazz.org/dizzys/late-night-session/.

The newly-introduced Late Night Happy Hour includes eats and drinks starting at $5. No reservations necessary.

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 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise).

*All artists are subject to change

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