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The House of Swing at Dizzy’s Club in October

Christian Wissmuller • News • September 21, 2021

Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomed in-person audiences back to Dizzy’s Club at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City with live performances this summer and will keep the momentum going throughout the fall. Dizzy’s Club is renowned for performances featuring world-class jazz artists, panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and a warm ambiance.

After more than a year of streaming Dizzy’s Club virtual concerts such as Jazz From Homeand Live From Dizzy’s, in-person audiences are back in the House of Swing, enjoying live music by Club favorites, from established artists to emerging talent, who have graced its stage since the club’s inception. Audiences will continue to be treated to world-class jazz alongside all-new craft cocktails, a curated wine selection and a brand new Southern American-inspired dinner menu.

Kicking off the month of October at Dizzy’s Club is the multi-Grammy nominated pianist/composer/arranger, Joey Alexander who will be celebrating his return to Jazz at Lincoln Center (October 1-3). Joey DeFrancesco, master organist, brings his full arsenal: organ, keyboard, piano, trumpet and, for the first time on record, tenor saxophone to celebrate his September 2021 record release, More Music (October 7-10). Samara Joy, recent winner of the Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition, will make her Dizzy’s Club headlining debut to celebrate her new album (October 17). Additional artists featured throughout the month include Mike LeDonne with Ron Carter and Joe Farnsworth, Christian Sands, Ashley Pezzotti and Jeremy Pelt.

Dizzy’s Club is located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street on the 5th Floor of the Shops at Columbus Circle, New York City.

DIZZY’S CLUB OCTOBER LINEUP:

Joey Alexander Trio
Featuring Kris Funn and Kush Abadey
October 1-3 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Joey Alexander is known as one of the most brilliantly precocious talents in modern jazz. Since making his debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2014, the pianist has become a renowned festival and concert-hall headliner, the youngest musician ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category, and a media darling, earning profiles on “60 Minutes” and the front page of the New York Times. Through live and recorded performances, Alexander captivates audiences and consistently demonstrates what JazzTimes has called “a deftness of touch, wit, and most important, emotional depth that would seem well beyond his years.” This special, intimate performance at Dizzy’s Club celebrates the triumphant return of Joey Alexander to Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Cover:
Friday:$45
Saturday:$45
Sunday:$40
Student:$20

Joey DeFrancesco Album Release
October 7-10 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

On this performance to celebrate his new record release More Music, master organist Joey DeFrancesco brings out his full arsenal: organ, keyboard, piano, trumpet, and tenor saxophone. More Music offers up 10 new DeFrancesco originals, brought to life with his keyboard virtuosity and skilled trumpet playing. Philadelphia organist and guitarist Lucas Brown and gifted drummer Anwar Marshall complete this touring trio. Of this upcoming performance, Joey D says, “After the longest pause I’ve ever experienced performing live over the past forty-plus years, I’m thrilled to share “More Music” with everyone live from the jazz capital of the world.”

Cover:
Thursday:$45
Friday:$45
Saturday:$45
Sunday:$45
Student: $20

Edmar Castaneda Album Release Celebration
October 14 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Groundbreaking harpist and composer Edmar Castañeda celebrates his return to live performances and the release of his new album Family, conceived and recorded during the pandemic. The Colombian-born Castañeda says that this recording “is very special for me because it brings all the experiences we had in this difficult time. It represents resilience, strength, faith, love, purpose, unity, peace.” Featuring expressive vocalist (and Castañeda’s wife) Andrea Tierra along with his two children, this will be a show full of joy and celebration.

Cover:
Thursday:$40
Student: $20

Mike LeDonne Trio
Featuring Ron Carter and Joe Farnsworth
October 15-16 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Pianist and organist Mike LeDonne is a modern keyboard master who in the past few decades has worked with Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, and more. Revered in New York clubs for his organ work, LeDonne delivers red-hot piano lines that match the fiery intensity of his work on the Hammond B-3. For this special engagement at Dizzy’s, he brings an ace trio featuring Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums, ensuring a virtuosic evening of swinging jazz.

Cover:
Friday:$45
Saturday:$45
Student: $20

Samara Joy Featuring Pasquale Grasso Trio
October 17 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

With a voice as smooth as velvet, Samara Joy’s star seems to rise with each performance. The Bronx native will perform at Dizzy’s and demonstrate why she has been recognized as one of America’s most promising young vocalists. On this special engagement, she will put her spin on jazz standards and the Great American Songbook backed by the Pasquale Grasso Trio.

Cover:
Sunday:$35
Student: $20

Christian Sands Trio
Featuring Yasushi Nakamura and Ryan Sands
October 21-23 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Christian Sands, one of the most dynamic young pianists in jazz today, returns to Dizzy’s. He’ll lead his core trio of longtime bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Ryan Sands. Sands has earned five Grammy Award nominations and years of experience in bands led by masters like Christian McBride.

Cover:
Thursday:$40
Friday:$45
Saturday:$45
Student: $20

Ashley Pezzotti and Her Trio
October 24 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Ashley Pezzotti has been recognized as a rare vocalist who has the ability to deliver timeless renditions of both standards and her original compositions. Having mastered the art of scat singing, she can hold her own with any horn player. For her second date at Dizzy’s Club as a leader, she has enlisted some of today’s swingin’est players: Sean Mason on piano, Alex Claffy on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums.

Cover:
Sunday:$35
Student: $20

Jeremy Pelt – Griot: This is Important
October 28-30| 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Jeremy Pelt is one of his generation’s leading bandleaders and trumpeters. He can execute intricate solos with ease and deliver a ballad in a soulfully tasteful manner. On this special engagement, Pelt will perform music from Griot: This Is Important!, his newest release which is part jazz album and part oral history, featuring spoken interludes from fellow artists he has interviewed in recent years. Griot: This Is Important! both honors Pelt’s forebears and sheds light on the meaning of the music and the motivations of those who devote their lives to it. He brings to Dizzy’s the core powerhouse lineup featured on the album to perform these characteristically lyrical, flowing, and stylistically diverse compositions.

Cover:
Thursday:$40
Friday:$45
Saturday:$45
Student: $20

Health and Safety Guidelines

We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the House of Swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall this season and are committed to employing all measures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of artists and staff. Learn more about health and safety guidelines, COVID-19 Liability Waiver, and enhanced refund policy on jazz.org.

To support a safe reopening for in-person events, and in accordance with the advice of medical and public health experts, effective Sept 13, 2021, Jazz at Lincoln Center will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a prerequisite to entering, visiting, and working in its facilities. All guests entering Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) venues must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and/or World Health Organization (“WHO”) for emergency use, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before entry.

Jazz at Lincoln Center has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR, which provides a secure, digital proof of COVID-related health insights via the free mobile app. Guests can use the CLEAR health pass to confirm identity and vaccination status by downloading the CLEAR app (for more details visit https://www.clearme.com/healthpass). For the most efficient entry possible, we encourage attendees to enroll with CLEAR at least 24 hours before the event. In addition to Health Pass, JALC will also accept physical vaccination cards or NY State’s Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: https://epass.ny.gov), both requiring an accompanying photo ID.

We are unable to welcome any attendees under the age of 12 until such time that vaccinations are available for them, and they can show proof of vaccination.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will consider, on an individual basis, requests for reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement for individuals with a qualifying medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccination, or who objects to being vaccinated on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices. Please contact reasonableaccommodations@jazz.org for further information.

Ticket Information

All guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for Dizzy’s Club in-person performances. A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available on the night of each performance.

To purchase tickets for Dizzy’s Club in-person performances all guests are required to acknowledge and accept the club’s COVID-19 Liability Wavier. The full waiver can be found here.

Upon completing your purchase you will receive an email with your electronic tickets that must be shown at time of entry. You will also receive an email within 3–5 days of your show date that will contain all of the information you need to know prior to your arrival at Dizzy’s—including health and safety protocols and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s requirements for entry.

Should your plans change, Jazz at Lincoln Center has a very flexible refund and exchange policy that can be found here.

More information and tickets to Dizzy’s Club live and virtual performances are available only at jazz.org/dizzys.

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