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Address: Broadway and 60th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
May-27-19 07:30 PM Matthew Whitaker

With pianist/organist Matthew Whitaker.

Teenage phenomenon Matthew Whitaker is a stunning talent on the piano and organ, and he brings an infectious air of positivity and joy with him to the stage. Recognized as a prodigy since he was a child, Whitaker won Amateur Night at the Apollo at age nine and became the youngest artist ever endorsed by Hammond for his skill on the Hammond B-3 organ. The following year, at age ten, he performed at Stevie Wonder’s induction to the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. He has since toured the world and performed at hundreds of major events and jazz festivals, appeared on shows including The Today Show, Ellen, and CBS Sunday Morning, and he has won countless student and professional awards, including Outstanding Soloist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Don’t miss his Jazz at Lincoln Center headlining debut!

May-28-19 07:30 PM Alexa Tarantino Quartet CD Release Celebration

With alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, pianist Christian Sands, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Saxophonist and composer Alexa Tarantino brings a killer quartet to Dizzy’s Club for a one-set celebration of her debut album. Every member of the band is an accomplished leader and first-call sideman, and they come together with great enthusiasm to play Tarantino’s original compositions and modern takes on jazz classics. Following a memorable run at Dizzy’s Club Late Night Sessions, we’re excited to bring Tarantino’s group back to the club for a proper album release party. Reserve your seat and help us make this set one to remember!


May-28-19 09:30 PM Jeffery Miller: Songs About Women

With trombonist/vocalist Jeffery Miller, saxophonist Chris Bittner, pianist Sean Mason, drummer Brian Richburg Jr., and bassist Philip Norris.

Young, New Orleans-bred trombonist and vocalist Jeffery Miller has been mentored by artists including Wyclffe Gordon, the Marsalis family (Ellis, Wynton, and Delfeayo), Reggie Young, Curtis Fuller, and Steve Turre, and he’s now making a major name for himself in music. In addition to high-profile projects like playing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and the Louisian Philharmonic Orchestra, Miller is also building his bandleading resume. Tonight marks his debut performance as a Jazz at Lincoln Center headliner, and he’s here for one set only, so make sure to swing by and enjoy the moment with him.

May-28-19 11:30 PM Late Night Session: Kenny Banks, Jr. Trio

With the Kenny Banks Trio.

May-29-19 07:30 PM Nicole Henry: Where Love Is

With vocalist Nicole Henry, pianist Shedrick Mitchell, bassist Richie Goods, drummer Kendrick Scott, and guitarist David Rosenthal.

“…That predicted time of greatness has arrived. Nicole Henry emerges hands down as this generation's First Lady of Jazz. She is the genuine article, the dream at last come true…” – Huffington Post

"A jazz singer of pop instinct and cabaret sophistication." – The New York Times

Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists and has captivated audiences in over 15 countries. Her soulful voice and genuine charisma earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews both domestically and internationally from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Essence, and more. Recent albums and performances have featured original arrangements of songs by artists including Percy Mayfield, Anthony Newly, Ramsey Lewis, George and Ira Gershwin, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Joni Mitchell, and more. Nicole Henry knows where the love is, and her shows at Dizzy’s Club always impress.

With "Where Love Is," Ms. Henry dives into her favorite parts of a song: the lyrics and the passion behind what is being expressed.  Some songs featured include gems written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Ned Washington, and Jimmy Van Heusen.  Also included will be selections from Henry’s upcoming CD that celebrates the musical legacy of the legendary Miss Nancy Wilson.

May-31-19 07:30 PM Georgia Horns

With trombonist Chris Crenshaw, trumpeter Marcus Printup, tenor saxophonist Stantawn Kendrick, pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith, and drummer Brandon McCrae.

The Georgia Horns is an enormously talented quintet made up of artists born and raised in Georgia. The group features two members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra—trombonist Chris Crenshaw and trumpeter Marcus Printup—alongside saxophonist Stantawn Kendrick, pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith, and drummer Brandon McCrae. These guys are a seriously good time when they perform, and it’s always a pleasure to have them back in New York. Stop by for an evening of bluesy, hard-swinging tunes played by a group of virtuoso soloists.

Jun-03-19 07:30 PM Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra with Special Guest Ingrid Jensen

With the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and special guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.

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 with special guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.

Jun-04-19 07:30 PM Kenny Werner Trio

With pianist Kenny Werner, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller, and drummer Ari Hoenig.

Kenny Werner is a world-class pianist and composer whose prolific output of compositions, recordings, and educational publications impact as many artists as they do audiences. Werner’s compositional style makes most pieces more of a meditative journey than a concise tune, and the group members excel at creating varied, extended solos around the twists and turns of each song. Werner’s book and method, Effortless Mastery, is considered a definitive teaching tool for improvisers to “liberate” their musicality and avoid falling back on familiar ideas, and this long-running trio puts these ideals into practice.

Jun-06-19 09:30 PM Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie

With vocalist Hilary Gardner and pianist Ehud Asherie.

For one set only, enjoy the elegant vocal and piano duet of Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie. Performing classic repertoire including songs written or made famous by Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Nancy Wilson, Fats Waller, and more, Gardner and Asherie evoke a timeless sound well-suited for Dizzy’s Club and its gorgeous views of New York City. Come experience a refined but lively take on early jazz and the Great American Songbook.

Jun-07-19 07:30 PM Dion Parson & 21st Century Band

With drummer Dion Parson, saxophonist Ron Blake, trumpeter Melvin Jones, pianist Carlton Holmes, steelpannist Victor Provost, and sabar drummer/percussionist Alioune Faye.

Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has now been leading the stellar 21st Century Band for 21 years. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions, like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. This popular group sells out Dizzy’s Club every year, and we’re excited to welcome them back for three nights during Caribbean Heritage Month.