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Emmet Cohen Trio with special guest George Coleman

With tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Kyle Poole.

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Oliver Lake Big Band

Big Band Mondays

Composer, arranger, poet, bandleader, and saxophonist Oliver Lake is a true renaissance man, most widely recognized as a composer and as an explosive, piercing saxophonist. For the first time since 2013 at Dizzy’s Club, he will present his highly acclaimed Oliver Lake Big Band. The ensemble packs in an unusually wide range of music, shifting effortlessly from a traditional, heavily arranged big band sound, to the avant-garde, to Outkast’s “The Whole World,” which DownBeat called “the best-ever jazz cover of a hip-hop track” upon its release. While definitely on the wild, modern side of big band jazz, Lake mostly keeps his music accessible enough for fans of the traditional big band sound as well as those with an affinity for jazz’s more experimental possibilities. It’s a captivating blend, one that reinforces the notion that “all jazz is modern.”

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Rick Germanson Trio

Flip Side Sessions

Pianist Rick Germanson returns to Dizzy’s Club for this 7:30pm set. It will be his first time headlining the early show, although regulars will likely recognize him from performances with Sherman Irby, Gerald Cannon, Papo Vazquez, Steve Nelson, or Russell Malone. Tonight will be the NYC album release celebration for Turquoise Twice, out on WJ3 Records.

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Citizens of the Blues

Flip Side Sessions

Citizens of the Blues is a quartet featuring some of the finest young musicians on the scene. Already a favorite at Dizzy’s Club Late Night Sessions, the band now takes the stage for its first 9:30pm set. Featuring trumpeter Anthony Hervey, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Philip Norris, and drummer Domo Branch, it’s a band of distinctive players who share an admirable passion for the core tenets of jazz: blues, swing, and improvisation.

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Late Night Session: Julian Lee

With tenor saxophonist Julian Lee, pianist Sean Mason, bassist Marty Jaffe, and drummer TJ Reddick.

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Pasquale Grasso Trio featuring Peter Washington and Kenny Washington

Guitarist Pasquale Grasso performs at Dizzy’s Club with the dream-team rhythm section of Peter Washington and Kenny Washington, who are also well known for supporting Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes.

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René Marie

Blessed with a crystal clear voice, fierce originality, and a commanding stage presence, René Marie is a musical force of nature and a provocative risk-taker. Marie’s repertoire is nicely varied, with a welcome emphasis on her incisive original compositions. For her return to Dizzy’s Club, Marie will bring her regular, Grammy Award-nominated rhythm section of pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Quentin Baxter.

Varis Leichtman Studio

Listening Party: John Coltrane

Join host Ashley Kahn as we celebrate the release of the John Coltrane album Blue World. Conceived as a film soundtrack, we will discuss the album and screen Le chat dans le sac, the film it accompanied!

Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

Conversations with Nick Cave

An Evening of Talk and Music

Following a short debut run on the East coast early last year, Nick Cave brings his evenings of talk and music back to North America for a full tour. 


Having recently taken this special show to sold out venues in Australia & New Zealand, and with a sell out tour of the UK and Europe to come this Spring, Cave will return to North America in the Fall. During this series of music and open discussion events, he will take questions direct from the audience on all manner of subjects and perform some of his most beloved songs on piano.

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Monday Nights with WBGO: Theo Croker Big Brother Big Band with special guest Jazzmeia Horn

Big Band Mondays

Theo Croker is a trumpeter and composer who has thoroughly captivated audiences, critics, and fellow musicians since the very beginning of his career. Tonight he will bring his big band to Dizzy’s Club for the first time. They’ll be joined by a very special guest, Grammy Award–nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, a favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center and a featured headliner later this concert season in The Appel Room.

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Sean Mason Trio

Flip Side Sessions

For one set only, you can enjoy the Dizzy’s Club headlining debut of pianist Sean Mason. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Mason now resides in New York City and is studying music at The Juilliard School. Tonight he will perform with his regular working trio of bassist Butler Knowles and drummer Malcolm Charles.

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Immanuel Wilkins

Flip Side Sessions

Alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins makes his headlining debut at Dizzy’s Club in this single-set showcase. Already a hit at Late Night Sessions, new audiences will now get a chance to hear this young talent lead a band. A student of The Juilliard School, Immanuel has already performed throughout the United States and overseas, and he was worked with artists including Jason Moran, the Count Basie Orchestra, Delfeayo Marsalis, Aaron Parks, Gerald Clayton, Gretchen Parlato, Lalah Hathaway, Solange, Bob Dylan, and Wynton Marsalis. We’re lucky to have him in the neighborhood! Any jazz lover should come by and support this exciting young musician.

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Late Night Session: Abdias Armenteros

With soprano and tenor saxophonist Abdias Armenteros, pianist Joe Block, bassist Felix Moseholm, drummer Taurien Reddick, and trombonist Jacob Melsha.

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Jazztopad Festival: Aga Derlak Quintet

The annual Jazztopad Festival at Dizzy’s Club is a must-see showcase for anyone interested in the world of jazz and improvised music. This year, in partnership with Polish Cultural Institute New York, we’re excited to present the Aga Derlak Quintet. Created earlier this year, the band gathers experienced musicians from all around the world under the leadership of pianist and composer Aga Derlak. Derlak’s trio has earned international acclaim over the past few years, and her brand-new quintet is sure to turn some heads as well. They’ve yet to put any music to record, so live and in-person is your only chance to hear this music!

Visiting Presenter - The Appel Room

The Moth and Goalkeepers present

Break Through: Global Stories of Defying the Impossible

Join The Moth for a night of stories from trailblazers working to promote equity in the world. Hear tales of risk and rescue — rich inner journeys, startling discoveries, and hard-won wisdom — from those at the forefront of Global Change.

Each storyteller is a graduate of The Moth’s Global Community Program, which helps to develop the personal stories of extraordinary people from around the world. The program is generously sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hosted by R. Eric Thomas, the show features music by Mazz Swift.

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Buster Williams & Something More

The master bassist Buster Williams, once a sideman renowned for his work with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jimmy Heath, Betty Carter, and others, now leads his own groups under the name “Something More.” Of this title, Williams says: “Music should be an experience. It shouldn’t be something that’s understood by mathematics or by categories. The objective is to always give the audience something more.” While the members of Something More rotate from project to project, their individual and collective standards of performance—as well as their long, diverse lists of musical accomplishments and collaborations—never falter.

Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

Cécile McLorin Salvant


Ogresse—a new musical journey created by vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant—is a delightfully audacious addition to Salvant’s increasingly eclectic body of work. Joining Salvant to bring this dark and romantic fairy tale-like story to life is a 13-piece chamber ensemble led by Darcy James Argue with the MIVOS string quartet.

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Clarice Assad: Viva Brasil!

Clarice Assad is a virtuosic pianist and vocalist, and she is also a prolific composer whose works have been performed by Yo-Yo Ma, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, to name just a few highlights. A brilliant arranger as well, many of her compositions have been written or rearranged for ensembles of multiple sizes, from solo performers to chamber groups and full orchestras. Tonight she will perform as part of a trio, giving audiences an intimate look at her internationally renowned music.