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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Dizzy’s Club’s February 2020 Lineup Announced

LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR MENU NOW AVAILABLE
TUESDAY-SATURDAY AT 11:15 P.M. 


New York, NY (December 23, 2019) – Dizzy’s Club sets the tone for the most romantic day of the year with a Valentine’s Day celebration inclusive of love and live music. Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole returns to the club to perform Songs for Lovers (February 14-17).Legendary vocalist and “Queen of Cabaret” Marilyn Maye performs iconic tunes with music director Tedd Firth at the piano (February 21-23).

Brazilian percussionist and sonic innovator Cyro Baptista brings his new program, Glosso Lalia (“speaking in tongues”) to Dizzy’s (February 26-27). NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman takes the stage with his band Expansions to celebrate the release of their new album Earth (February 28-29). Additional highlights include Russell Hall’s tribute to Bob Marley on what would have been the reggae legend’s 75th birthday year (February 4-5), rising star tenor saxophonist and Thelonious Monk Award winner Melissa Aldana (February 10-11), Bobby Watson & Horizon with Victor Lewis (February 12-13), Puerto Rican trumpeter Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround (February 7-9), and Jeffery Miller’s Mardi Gras Party (February 25).

Dizzy’s Club’s newly introduced Late Night Happy Hour continues with eats and drinks starting at only $5. With one-of-a-kind views, craft cocktails and southern inspired cuisine, Late Night Happy Hour features the most talented emerging artists in New York City from Tuesday-Saturday at 11:15 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Dizzy’s Clubis 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 FEBRUARY 2020 LINEUP:

NILSON MATTA’S BRAZILIAN VOYAGE QUINTET
January 30-February 2 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Nilson Matta is well known as the world-class bassist of Trio da Paz and as a multi-Grammy Award–wining collaborator with Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, and Herbie Mann, but his solo career as a composer and bandleader is equally noteworthy. His music brings together lush harmonies, contemporary Brazilian rhythms, and expert improvisation across a variety of moods, making “Brazilian Voyage” an apt title for the group. In every performance, Matta’s expert knowledge of the traditions and modern explorations of Brazilian jazz reveals an evolution in which he continues to play a major role. The lineup also includes Brian Lynch on trumpet (1/30-1/31), Steve Wilson on alto saxophone/flute (2/1-2/2), Helio Alves on piano, Nilson Matta on bass and percussion, Adriano Santos on drums, and tap dancer Felipe Galganni.
Cover: Thurs, Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $40
Student: $25

RUSSELL HALL PRESENTS CONCRETE JUNGLE: THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY
February 4-5 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Bassist Russell Hall is one of New York’s best players and most in-demand bandleaders. He will present a brand-new program entitled Concrete Jungle, celebrating what would have been Bob Marley’s 75th birthday. It’s always a feel-good time when Hall is onstage, and to hear him reinvent the universally loved music of Bob Marley will be a riveting combination of great songwriting, good vibes, and extraordinary instrumental prowess.
Cover: $35
Student: $20

DAVID CHESKY: JAZZ IN THE NEW HARMONIC
February 6 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

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 Lenny White. The lineup also includes Javon Jackson on tenor saxophone, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Peter Washington on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

CHARLIE SEPÚLVEDA & THE TURNAROUND
February 7-9 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Charlie Sepúlveda is an iconic trumpeter and bandleader, one of the modern greats in jazz and Latin jazz. In addition to being a longtime member of Eddie Palmieri’s band, he has worked extensively with legends like Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Danilo Perez. For more than 25 years, The Turnaround has been Sepúlveda’s own regular working band, a highly refined vehicle for the master to both honor and reinvent Latin jazz tradition. The lineup also includes Norberto Ortiz on tenor saxophone, Bienvenido Dinzey on piano, Gabriel Rodriguez on bass, Francisco Alcalá on drums, and Gadwin Vargas on congas.
Cover: Fri $40 / Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

MELISSA ALDANA QUARTET
February 10-11 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana made history in 2013 as the first South American and first female instrumentalist to win 1st place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. She’s since reinforced her reputation as one of the most formidable saxophonists and improvisers in modern jazz, releasing several acclaimed albums of her own and performing as a guest soloist with a long list of greats. A hit bandleader at Dizzy’s Club, she now returns with a new group—the Melissa Aldana Quartet—featuring pianist Sam Harris, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Kush Abadey.
Cover: $35
Student: $25

BOBBY WATSON & HORIZON FEATURING VICTOR LEWIS
February 12-13 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Saxophonist Bobby Watson began his career with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, later becoming the musical director of the quintessential group. He founded Horizon in the early 1990s, building on Art Blakey’s hard-bop sound and adding his own modern twists. Members of the group include trumpeter & flugelhornist Terrell Stafford, pianist Edward Simon, and bassist Essiet Essiet. Though the group reunites only on special occasions, the quintet has grown into one of today’s true all-star ensembles. Bobby Watson and Horizon now reconnect at Dizzy’s Club for the first time in years, and they will be joined by drummer Victor Lewis.
Cover: Wed $35 / Thurs $40
Student: $25

FREDDY COLE: SONGS FOR LOVERS
February 14-15 | 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
February 16 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Referred to as a “national treasure” by the Huffington Post, jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Building his career at the same time as his brother, the iconic Nat “King” Cole, it was never going to be easy to establish his own musical identity. However, with more than 20 albums released in just the last 25 years, three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards, Cole has carved out a reputation as an individual and prolific force in the jazz world. Amongst the greatest contemporary crooners, Cole’s sensitivity and effortlessly powerful delivery make him an enduring favorite and a perfect fit to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day. The lineup includes Freddy Cole on piano/vocals, Joel Frahm on tenor saxophone, Sam Raderman on guitar, Elias Bailey on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums.
Cover: Fri, Sat $170 per person
Pre-sale: January 10
Public On Sale: January 15
Cover: Sun $45

MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO:
FREDDY COLE: SONGS FOR LOVERS
February 17 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Referred to as a “national treasure” by the Huffington Post, jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Building his career at the same time as his brother, the iconic Nat “King” Cole, it was never going to be easy to establish his own musical identity. However, with more than 20 albums released in just the last 25 years, three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards, Cole has carved out a reputation as an individual and prolific force in the jazz world. Amongst the greatest contemporary crooners, Cole’s sensitivity and effortlessly powerful delivery make him an enduring favorite and a perfect fit to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day. The lineup includes Freddy Cole on piano/vocals, Joel Frahm on tenor saxophone, Sam Raderman on guitar, Elias Bailey on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums.
Cover: $45
Student: $30

ELIO VILLAFRANCA & THE JASS SYNCOPATORS: LIFE STORIES
February 18-20 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Cuban-born pianist Elio Villafranca is known for his inventive and ambitious projects that fuse Western jazz with a cross-continental array of influences, including an extensive breadth of percussion and Latin rhythms. He will present a collection of original music entitled Life Stories. Through tales from his own life experiences, Villafranca will offer a musical and humanitarian journey through Haiti, Cuba, Spain, and New Orleans, as well as a moving tribute to the teenagers who recently assembled in our nation’s capitol to protest gun violence. For the first time ever, Villafranca will also present selections of his newest suite—Don’t Change My Name—a tribute to Florentina Zulueta, the queen of the Ararás in Cuba. Villafranca is often featured in The Appel Room and now he returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s most intimate venue. The lineup also includes Jeremy Pelt on trumpet (2/18 and 2/19 only), Roxy Coss on tenor sax and soprano saxophone/clarinet, Peter Slavov on bass, Dreiser Durrutthy Bombalé on percussions/vocals, James Burton on trombone, and Dion Parson on drums.
Cover: Tue, Wed $35 / Thurs $40
Student: $25

MARILYN MAYE
February 21-23 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Singer, actress, and living legend Marilyn Maye is the “Queen of Cabaret,” an iconic entertainer whom Ella Fitzgerald famously praised as one of her favorite singers. She’s shared the stage with artists like Count Basie and Charlie Parker, and she appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson an unprecedented 76 times. Maye has been a recent audience favorite at Dizzy’s Club and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual galas, and just a couple years ago she headlined four sets in The Appel Room. She now returns to Dizzy’s Club for a run that’s likely to sell out in advance. Joining Maye is pianist and music director for the show Tedd Firth and the rest of his phenomenal rhythm section.  
Cover: Fri, Sat $45 / Sun $35
Student: $25

JUILLIARD JAZZ ENSEMBLES: BUDDY BOLDEN, JAZZ PIONEER
February 24 | 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 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, and they will celebrate the essential, almost mythical New Orleans icon Buddy Bolden, the great cornetist and bandleader who helped develop jazz during its earliest stages.
Cover: $30
Student: $15

JEFFERY MILLER’S MARDI GRAS PARTY
February 25 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. 

Not yet 25 years old, trombonist Jeffery Miller is a multi-Grammy Award nominee with a huge sound, incredible chops, and an infectious energy. The New Orleans native, who used to live right off Mardi Gras Boulevard, will lead the Dizzy’s Club Mardi Gras Party for the first time. Representing the best of New Orleans music, Miller has performed with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, both at Carnegie Hall (when he was only 15!) and at Madison Square Garden; and with multiple members of the Marsalis family. With special Mardi Gras drinks on the menu, the club is always in good spirits for this Fat Tuesday Celebration.  
Cover: $45
Student: $25

CYRO BAPTISTA’S GLOSSO LALIA
February 26-27 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista makes his long-awaited return to Jazz at Lincoln Center. Over the past few decades, this superstar percussionist has performed, toured, and recorded Grammy Award-winning albums with an enormous range of musicians, including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Phish, John Zorn, Milton Nascimento, Kathleen Battle, James Taylor, and dozens more. He will perform a new program entitled Glosso Lalia (a reference to “glossolalia,” or “speaking a language one does not know—also known as “speaking in tongues”). The lineup also includes John Lee on guitar, Felipe Hostins on accordion, Eduardo Belo on bass, and Gil Oliveira on drums.
Cover: $40
Student: $25

DAVE LIEBMAN EXPANSIONS
EARTH ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION
February 28-29 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman is a living legend who has recorded on over 500 albums, including more than 70 as a leader. After over two decades’ worth of Dave Liebman Group performances across the world (and nearly twenty albums), the saxophonist titan put together this exciting new band, called Expansions. Fitting in with jazz tradition–and honoring Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, who mentored Liebman in the 1970s–this group extends across generations and allows every member, regardless of seniority, to both teach and learn from one another. The group will present music from Earth, the new album which concludes Liebman’s decades-long project of musically depicting four aspects of nature intertwined with the human species: Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. The main compositional elements in Earth are color, texture, and intervallic constructions, with the composition titles like “Volcano,” “Galaxy,” “Sahara,” and “Concrete Jungle” suggesting their evocative and wide-reaching musical contents.
Cover: Fri, Sat $40 / Sat $45
Student: $25

FBERUARY 2020 LATE NIGHT SESSIONS + LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
Doors open at 11:15 p.m. 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. The newly-introduced Late Night Happy Hour includes eats and drinks starting at $5. No reservations necessary.

Tuesday-Saturday, February 4-8
LATE NIGHT SESSION: TBD 

Tuesday-Saturday, February 11-15
LATE NIGHT SESSION: TBD

Tuesday-Saturday, February 18-22
LATE NIGHT SESSION: TBD

Thursday-Saturday, February 25-29
LATE NIGHT SESSION:Micah Thomas

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 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).

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 jazz.org/live.

Additional information may be found at jazz.org/dizzys |
Facebook: facebook.com/dizzysclub |
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:
Anika Hossain
Public Relations & External Communications Assistant
Jazz at Lincoln Center
ahossain@jazz.org
212-258-987

Alyssa Bendetson
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Jazz at Lincoln Center
abendetson@jazz.org
212-258-9908