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Address: Broadway and 60th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Jan-16-19 07:30 PM The Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble

With pianists Sullivan Fortner and Benjamin Bock, saxophonist Birsa Chatterjee, trombonists Caleb Smith and Michael Spearman, bassists Eli Heath and Ari Smith, guitarist Ben Oglesby-Davis, drummer Jacob Swedlow, violinist Camille Vogley-Howes, and vocalist Georgia Heers.

The Oberlin Conservatory Jazz Department celebrates 25 years in 2019. This year also sees the debut of the Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble. Membership in “The Sonny Ensemble” is awarded through audition to outstanding Oberlin student musicians who, in the tradition of Rollins himself, exhibit exemplary commitment to serving humanity. Tonight’s performance will be the band’s New York debut, featuring original works and arrangements by members of the band. Oberlin alumnus Sullivan Fortner— one of our favorite young musicians and a regular headliner here at Jazz at Lincoln Center—joins as special guest pianist, reminding us of the incredible promise of this next wave of hardworking jazz musicians.

Jan-17-19 07:30 PM Romero Lubambo & Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Chamber Orchestra Project

With guitarist Romero Lubambo and composer, conductor, and arranger Rafael Piccolotto de Lima.

Romero Lubambo is a Brazilian guitar virtuoso and one-third of the unstoppable Trio da Paz—a group that sells out Dizzy’s Club every summer for two weeks straight—and a longtime member of Dianne Reeves’s band. Tonight he joins the Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Chamber Project, an elite 12-piece orchestra that “explores the musical possibilities between jazz, classical, and Brazilian music.” The group’s unusual instrumentation—a string section, a jazz wind section, and a Brazilian rhythm section—allows the award-winning composer and conductor to present a truly unique musical soundscape. Tonight’s repertoire is a real crowd-pleaser, featuring works by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Pixinguinha, João Bosco, and Romero’s own acclaimed originals.

Jan-17-19 11:15 PM Late Night Session: Nate Sparks Big Band

With reedists Will Anderson, Patrick Bartley, Jasper Dutz, Xavier Del Castillo, and Anthony Orji ; trumpeters Jonah Moss, Noah Halpern, Joe Boga, and Brandon Bergeron; trombonists Brendan Lanighan, Javier Nero, Jacob Melsha, and Pete Wikle, guitarist Nicholas Pennington, bassist Marty Jaffe, drummer Charles Goold, and pianist Nate Sparks.

Jan-19-19 11:15 PM Late Night Dance Session: Nate Sparks Big Band

With reedists Will Anderson, Patrick Bartley, Jasper Dutz, Xavier Del Castillo, and Anthony Orji ; trumpeters Jonah Moss, Noah Halpern, Joe Boga, and Brandon Bergeron; trombonists Brendan Lanighan, Javier Nero, Jacob Melsha, and Pete Wikle, guitarist Nicholas Pennington, bassist Marty Jaffe, drummer Charles Goold, conga player Takao Heisho, and pianist Nate Sparks.

Jan-21-19 07:30 PM Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra with Special Guest Sherman Irby

With the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra.

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.

Jan-22-19 07:30 PM Tatiana Eva-Marie: Django Birthday Celebration

With vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie.

Tatiana Eva-Marie, recently acclaimed as a "rising jazz vocalist" by Vanity Fair and "one of the best  young singers around" by the Wall Street Journal, leads the Avalon Jazz Band—worldwide ambassadors of Parisian-style hot and Gypsy jazz reminiscent of Django & Grappelli's Hot Club De France. The Avalon Jazz Band continues the tradition with new compositions, original arrangements, and a fresh take on classic jazz repertoire, exploring the intermingling of American swing and Eastern European influences through the essential French je ne sais quoi. Tonight’s performance is a birthday celebration of the iconic Django Reinhardt and his utterly irresistible brand of hot jazz.

Jan-22-19 11:15 PM Late Night Session: Immanuel Wilkins

With saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Immanuel Wilkins.

Jan-23-19 07:30 PM Sharón Clark Quartet

With vocalist Sharon Clark, pianist/music director Chris Grasso, bassist Zack Pride, and drummer Lenny Robinson.

“Her natural sound is almost operatic in its richness, but pure jazz in its improvisational sassiness.” – Wall Street Journal

"A revelation… I never thought I'd hear a singer with the range, musicality and command of tone and timbre that was Sarah [Vaughan] at her best, but now I have." – JazzTimes

Vocalist Sharón Clark has spent a decade spreading the gospel of American jazz across the globe, making her mark on the New York scene by bringing a whole new repertoire into the tradition. Clark will showcase her full range in her Dizzy’s Club debut performance, re-imagining songs from such divergent sources as Irving Berlin, the Bee Gees, Cole Porter, and Jimi Hendrix. Far beyond typical covers or tributes, her treatment of this popular material is a true reinvention, the likes of which you won’t hear anywhere else. Clark has performed as a featured soloist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, and she won first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition. Tonight, we welcome her to our intimate jazz club with music direction by her longtime pianist and music director, Chris Grasso. Live and in concert is the only way to fully experience the might of Clark’s instrument, and to do so in such a small venue is an opportunity not to be missed.

Jan-24-19 07:30 PM The Cookers

With saxophonist Billy Harper, trumpeters Dr. Eddie Henderson and David Weiss, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Billy Hart.

Jazz veterans, colleagues, and kindred spirits Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, and David Weiss forge a world-class union. Taking their group name from a 1965 Freddie Hubbard album, The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal, this exciting all-star sextet summons an aggressive mid-1960s spirit. Their repertoire includes a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals, marked by the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of the scene’s heaviest hitters. Trumpeter and bandleader Weiss says of the group: “They came up at a time when this music was at its most vital and exciting and was part of something epic and historic, yet they are still going strong, playing with the same freedom, passion, and intensity that encompassed this great music." The depth and power of their music speaks of the seasoned track record of its members, who, combined, have over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and have been a part of over 1,000 recordings.

Jan-28-19 07:30 PM Monday Nights with WBGO: Valery Ponomarev Jazz Big Band

With trumpeter Valery Ponomarev, alto saxophonists Todd Bashore and Chris Hemingway; tenor saxophonists Peter Brainin and Steve Carrington; baritone saxophonist Anthony Nelson; trombonists Stafford Hunter, Alvin Walker, Jimmy O'Connel, and Jack Jeffers; trumpeters Rick Henry, David Neves, Antoine Drye, and Waldron Ricks; pianist Mamiko Watanabe, bassist Ruslan Khain, and drummer Victor Jones.

World-renowned Russian trumpeter Valery Ponomarev leads Our Father Who Art Blakey, a big band tribute to his own former bandleader, Art Blakey. Blakey was best known for his ability to find and hone the sharpest young talent in jazz, from Lee Morgan to Wynton Marsalis, and Ponomarev, who held the trumpet spot right before Marsalis, is no exception. He now leads his own band in the same spirit, highlighting some of the most talented young jazz musicians. Join us at the club for some expertly arranged hard bop, featuring an entire big band of supreme instrumentalists.