Contemporary composers, debut performances, Caribbean heritage and more
New York, NY (April 18, 2022) – Jazz at Lincoln Center announced its May and June 2022 programming at Dizzy’s Club, featuring a diverse lineup of club favorites and rising stars alongside the launch of a new concert series, can’t-miss special events, and celebrations of giants of jazz history from Slide Hampton and Ralph Peterson to Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk.
The club’s May programming comes in hot with the launch of a new American Songbook concert series, kicking off with Got Gershwin on May 22, with future installments through the summer and fall to spotlight the music of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and Irving Berlin. The Young Monk Project, featuring Joel Ross, Sean Mason Zoe Obadia, Kayvon Gordon and Mark Lewandowski, will make its Jazz at Lincoln Center debut, and the club will also honor the lives of the legendary trombonist Slide Hampton and drummer Ralph Peterson with tribute performances. Dizzy’s will also play host to special celebrations including the 85thbirthday of drummer Louis Hayes, a preview showcase of the 2022 American Pianists Awards finalists, and a performance by the Essentially Ellington alumni band during the 2022 finals of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s signature education program and competition. The club shines a spotlight on new albums with release parties for drummer Domo Branch and pianist Pete Malinverni, as well as concerts led by composers Marquis Hill, Miho Hazama, and Joel Harrison. Other featured performances throughout the month include acclaimed ensembles like Sammy Miller and the Congregation Big Band, Orrin Evans Trio, andEndea Owens – seen by millions each night as the bassist of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s house band – bringing her own band The Cookout for a star turn at Dizzy’s.
In June, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with a slate of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American ensembles that blend jazz with musical traditions from Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela, and beyond. Trombonist Papo Vazquez and percussionists Steve Kroonand Luisito Quintero will lead more intimate ensembles; larger bands will include the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band and Dion Parson’s 21st Century Band playing the sounds of the U.S. Virgin Islands; and the innovative Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba: A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America will close out the month. Special tributes will include bassist Gerald Cannon in a celebration of his mentors McCoy Turner and Elvin Jones, and multi-instrumentalist twins The Anderson Brothers playing the music of Charlie Parker. The club will also feature sets from acclaimed vocalist Brianna Thomas, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and Youngjoo Song, one of Korea’s leading jazz pianists, among others. Dizzy’s will also honor Jazz at Pride with a special presentation by drummer and composer Bryan Carter on June 27.
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. More information and tickets to Dizzy’s Club live and virtual shows are available at jazz.org/dizzys.