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Address: Broadway and 60th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Oct-23-18 07:30 PM Under One Sun featuring Billy Drewes and Jamey Haddad

With drummer and percussionist Jamey Haddad, saxophonist and flutist Billy Drewes, tablaist Salar Nader, bassist Roberto Occhipinti, pianist Leo Blanco, accordionist Michael Ward Bergeman, quanunist Ali Amr, and percussionist Luisito Quintero.

We’ll let Paul Simon explain why you should check out Under One Sun, founded 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.

Many musicians attempt to find a common language or palette of colors that create musical neologisms, but it’s an endeavor more easily dreamed of than made real. Under One Sun is an example of the dream come true. The group blends seemingly disparate sounds and flavors into a rhythmic stew that makes a musical feast—music that is visceral and intellectual at once. Changing time signatures with an ease that belies the fact that this is their first studio recordings, Under One Sun leaves us satisfied and looking forward to hearing its next incarnation.”

Oct-23-18 11:15 PM Late Night Session: Kelly Green

With pianist and vocalist Kelly Green, bassist Alex Tremblay, and drummer Evan Hyde.

“Kelly Green is one of the most talented & spirited people I know. Everything about her is joyous and swingin'!” - Christian McBride

Critically acclaimed jazz pianist vocalist Kelly Green will present her trio, featuring incredible musicians Alex Tremblay on upright bass and Evan Hyde on drums. They will play an interactive, tightly arranged, and exciting set of material celebrating the great pianist vocalists Shirley Horn, Blossom Dearie, and Nat King Cole, which will include some material from their upcoming debut album, Volume One.

Oct-24-18 07:30 PM Rodney Whitaker Sextet

With bassist Rodney Whitaker, tenor saxophonist Ron Blake, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, vocalist Rockelle Fortin, pianist Helen Sung, and drummer Lewis Nash.

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 Club for a fiery set full of improvised solos from veterans who still play like they have something to prove.

Oct-26-18 07:30 PM Mostly Monk: Mike LeDonne Trio

With pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lewis Nash.

“Hearing Mike LeDonne was a startling revelation. I was knocked out.” – Milt Jackson

“Mike LeDonne is one of the most talented pianists of this particular era. He’s incredible.” – Oscar Peterson

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 evening of swinging jazz.

Oct-28-18 07:30 PM Alexander Claffy featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel

With bassist Alexander Claffy, pianist Dave Kikoski, drummer Adam Arruda, saxophonist Stacy Dillard, and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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, Alex 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 wizard Kurt Rosenwinkel. The repertoire is a modern re-imagining of classic standards that shines new light on the special traits of the originals while providing welcome 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 coming December.

Oct-29-18 07:30 PM Josh Lawrence & Color Theory

With trumpeter Josh Lawrence, alto saxophonist Caleb Curtis, trombonist Brent White, drummer Anwar Marshall, pianist Zaccai Curtis, Fender Rhodes pianist Adam Faulk, and bassist Luques Curtis.

“An all-star outfit” – The New York Times

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 double-feature concert format will provide audiences with a broad look at what this exciting young composer, trumpeter, and bandleader has to offer.

Oct-30-18 07:30 PM David Chesky: Jazz in the New Harmonic

With pianist/composer David Chesky, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, trumpeter Tim Hagans, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lenny White.

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. If you’re looking for something new and refreshing or a jazz set with cross-genre appeal, join us for this one-night-only performance.

Oct-30-18 11:15 PM Late Night Session: Evan Arntzen Quartet

With clarinetist Evan Arntzen and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso.

Oct-31-18 07:30 PM Cristina Pato Quartet

With gaita (Galician babpipes) instrumentalist Cristina Pato, accordionist Julien Labro, bassist Edward Perez, and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli.

“An excellent improviser whose musicality explodes with energy and fire, Pato commanded the stage and roused the audience to a rapturous and rowdy ovation.” – New York Classical Review

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. 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
Mauricio Zottarelli, a first-call band member in New York City and beyond. Through both live performance and education, Pato is dedicated to cultural exchange and forging new paths for the Galician bagpipes. Join us at Dizzy’s Club for some musical magic unlike anything else you’ve heard.

Nov-01-18 07:30 PM Ken Peplowski: The Great American Songbook

With clarinetist Ken Peplowski, pianist Rossano Sportiello, vibraphonist Chuck Redd, bassist Katie Thiroux, and drummer Matt Witek.

Ken Peplowski is a clarinetist and saxophonist cherished for keeping the fire bright in traditional swing styles and the Great American Songbook. Always with a group of expert swing stylists, he performs vivacious and virtuosic arrangements of classic swing music and early jazz styles. Though the music is timeless, it’s rare and rewarding to experience renditions that so deftly balance authenticity with individuality. Every set during this four-night series with Ken Peplowski will touch on new themes and artists from the Great American Songbook and beyond, mixing revitalized favorites with eye-opening deep cuts that will inspire you to discover more. Each set always stands tall on its own merits, but we encourage anyone interested in the most entertaining crash-course in American music to check out a few shows during this special engagement.