Jazz At Lincoln Center
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City: New York
||Big Band Holidays
||LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Evan Sherman Big Band
Scheduled at 11:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday, the Late Night Session performances feature some of jazz's most talented up-and-comers. Late Night Session curator and vocalist Michael Mwenso hosts special sets on Thursday and Saturday nights showcasing select invited guests.
||Big Band Holidays
||Dick Hyman: Standards and Strides
With solo pianist Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman is a true national treasure whose career includes a nearly encyclopedic output of more than 100 albums, ranging from original piano and orchestral works to interpretations of classic American music, ragtime, and variants of stride piano. The 90-year-old pianist is rumored to never miss a note, and while that in no way defines his art, the rumor’s mere existence in the context of such demanding music speaks volumes of his technical mastery. Hyman was featured on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ latest album, Handful of Keys, and these intimate solo performances at Dizzy’s Club are a perfect opportunity to see the master perform some of America’s greatest music up close and in person.
||LATE NIGHT SESSION: Shenel Johns
With vocalist Shenel Johns, pianist Chris Pattishall, bassist Jonathan Michel, and drummer Henry Conerway III
Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.
||Sherman Irby: A New Christmas Story
With alto saxophonist Sherman Irby, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Gerald Cannon, drummer Chris Beck, trombonist Steve Turre, and vocalist Camille Thurman
An accomplished bandleader and a saxophonist with the sweetest tone, Sherman Irby is a longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. His 2016 debut of A New Christmas Story left us wanting more, and we’re excited to welcome this warm and swinging show back to the club. Sherman Irby: A New Christmas Story is a family-friendly program that’s equally engaging for adults in search of sophisticated and uplifting holiday entertainment. Irby’s top-notch band features vocalist Camille Thurman, trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer Chris Beck. Stop by Dizzy’s for some holiday cheer and an unbeatable view of New York’s winter skyline.
||Dizzy's Closed for Holiday
Dizzy's Closed for Holiday
||Carlos Henriquez Octet: The Latin Side of Dizzy
With bassist Carlos Henriquez, pianist Robert Rodriguez, drummer Obed Calvaire, trumpeters Michael Rodriguez and Terell Stafford, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, trombonist Marshall Gilkes, and conga player/vocalist Anthony Almonte
Carlos Henriquez is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s bassist and “an emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom.” (DownBeat) This week at Dizzy’s, he’s leading an all-star octet through a lively exploration of the Latin side of Dizzy Gillespie. As heard in transformative songs like “Manteca” and “A Night in Tunisia,” Gillespie integrated Cuban rhythms with the hot sounds of a modern jazz orchestra, becoming a leading pioneer in the infectious cultural fusion of Latin jazz—a tradition that Henriquez now embodies. Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is a rare virtuoso in both jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions, and he has performed with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. Henriquez regularly headlines concerts in The Appel Room and music directs shows in Rose Theater, so these shows at Dizzy’s are an exciting opportunity to experience his talent in a more intimate setting while enjoying some of Gillespie’s most influential repertoire.
||New Year’s Eve with Paquito D’Rivera and Carlos Henriquez
14-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera returns to the intimate setting of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for a rollicking New Year’s Eve performance. Not only is he one of the world’s foremost saxophone and clarinet virtuosos, D'Rivera is also a composer whose contributions to classical music and Latin jazz have earned him both a Carnegie Hall Lifetime Achievement Award and the status of NEA Jazz Master. D’Rivera regularly sells out top concert halls in New York City (he’ll be headlining in Rose Theater in March), but he also knows how to channel his magic into a club setting, working crowds into a frenzy with deceptive ease. Co-headlining the festivities is Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, “an emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom.” (DownBeat) Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is at home in both jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions, and he has performed with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. He, too, regularly headlines concerts in our larger venues, and he’s put together a truly extraordinary band for this gig. Join them at Dizzy’s to ring in the new year with good vibes, great food, and some of the world’s best musicians.
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola NYE 2017 MENU
Butter Poached Knuckles, Smoked Lobster Roe, Toasted Brioche, Fine Herbs
Presse of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Braised Oxtails
Rhubard & Hibiscus Gelee, Shewolf Bakery Toast
Salad of Katchkie Farm Spiced Roasted Beets
Blood Orange, Toasted Walnuts, Watercress, Smoked Ricotta Salata
Braised Short Ribs
Pomme Puree, Wild Mushrooms Ragout, Coriander Carrots, Curried Spinach
Ora King Salmon
Apple, Parsley, Vodka Caviar Cream
Pan Roasted Local Chicken Breast
Caramelized Cipollini, Onion, Parsnip, Black Garlic & Grilled Lemon
(Silent vegetarian option available on request)
Coffee and Tea Available Upon Request
Tart of Chocolate Ganache & Salted Caramel
Almond Cake Gingered Pear Compote
Orange Cremeux with Sesame Cardamom Tuile
The set price covers the performance, menu, and tax; does not include gratuity or additional drinks. Seats will be sold general admission, table and high table seating. Depending on house availability, customers may be seated with another party. High tables accommodate two seats each. $7 fee applies per seat sold by CenterCharge. $7 fee applies per seat sold via jazz.org. Exchanges are not available for this event.
||Ghost Train Orchestra
With conductor/arranger/trumpeter Brian Carpenter, violinist Mazz Swift, alto saxophonist Andy Laster, clarinetist Dennis Lichtman, alto and tenor saxophonist Ben Kono, trombonist Curtis Hasselbring, tuba player Ron Caswell, bassist Michael Bates, guitarist Avi Bortnick, and drummer Rob Garcia
“The arrangements are inventive, and the solos come fast and furious.” – JazzTimes
“Sassy, funny, and sometimes quite beautiful... an outstanding piece of work” – All About Jazz
Brooklyn’s own “little big band,” the Ghost Train Orchestra, recently brought the house down in a single set during the Hot Jazz Festival at Dizzy’s. They’re back tonight to celebrate their brand new record, Book of Rhapsodies Vol. II. It’s a characteristically adventurous album featuring unpredictable, modernistic re-imaginings of some strange, beautiful, and almost-forgotten musical gems from late-1930s New York. Decades before Gunther Schuller coined the term “Third Stream,” New York was the epicenter of a new movement of composers whose work existed outside the margins of “jazz” or “classical” music. Under Brian Carpenter’s inspired leadership, the Ghost Train Orchestra takes this evocative material and transforms it into a fun, widely accessible, and highly entertaining chamber jazz experience.