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Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 6

Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Free Jazz

As the 1940s gave way to the 1950s, Jazz developed many new offshoot styles. Join us as we explore these many styles, and the innovators who created them.


Dizzy's Club

Bill Charlap Trio

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with modern masters ranging from Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997 he has led the Grammy Award-nominated Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, long recognized as a leading group in jazz. Veterans of all the top jazz venues, including, this trio is exemplary for its jaw-dropping level of chemistry and on-the-fly interactivity, made possible by both technical chops and hard-earned experience.



Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Sam Chess

With trombonist Sam Chess.


Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

World Science Festival

Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the astronomical observations confirming Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, Light Falls traces the breakthrough moments, agonizing frustrations and final emergence into the light as one of history’s most intrepid minds took on the universe. And won.


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Art & Science of Improvisation, Week 6

Favorite Jazz Solos of All-Time

A selection of some of the greatest improvisations in jazz lore, chosen by the course curator and host—and course participants.


Dizzy's Club

Matthew Whitaker

Teenage phenomenon Matthew Whitaker is a stunning talent on the piano and organ, and he brings an infectious air of positivity and joy with him to the stage. He has toured the world and performed at hundreds of major events and jazz festivals, appeared on shows including The Today Show, Ellen, and CBS Sunday Morning, and he has won countless student and professional awards, including Outstanding Soloist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Don’t miss his Jazz at Lincoln Center headlining debut!


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 7

Fusions: Latin Jazz, Third Stream, and Jazz-Rock Fusion

From its very beginnings, Jazz was always a fusion of musical styles. However, as the century progressed, Jazz began to work even more closely with other genres, giving birth to many new and exciting styles.


Dizzy's Club

Alexa Tarantino Quartet CD Release Celebration

Saxophonist and composer Alexa Tarantino brings a killer quartet to Dizzy’s Club for a one-set celebration of her debut album. Every member of the band is an accomplished leader and first-call sideman, and they come together with great enthusiasm to play Tarantino’s original compositions and modern takes on jazz classics. Following a memorable run at Dizzy’s Club Late Night Sessions, we’re excited to bring Tarantino’s group back to the club for a proper album release party. Reserve your seat and help us make this set one to remember!


Dizzy's Club

Jeffery Miller: Songs About Women

Young, New Orleans-bred trombonist and vocalist Jeffery Miller has been mentored by artists including Wyclffe Gordon, the Marsalis family (Ellis, Wynton, and Delfeayo), Reggie Young, Curtis Fuller, and Steve Turre, and he’s now making a major name for himself in music. Tonight marks his debut performance as a Jazz at Lincoln Center headliner, and he’s here for one set only, so make sure to swing by and enjoy the moment with him.


Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Kenny Banks, Jr. Trio

With the Kenny Banks Trio.


Dizzy's Club

Nicole Henry: Where Love Is

Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists and has captivated audiences in over 15 countries. Her soulful voice and genuine charisma earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews both domestically and internationally from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Essence, and more. Nicole Henry knows where the love is, and her shows at Dizzy’s Club always impress.



The Appel Room 2018-19 Season

Danny Barker: A New Orleans Life in Jazz

“He made us believe in the music,” says Wynton Marsalis. Jazz raconteur Danny Barker spent most of his career here in New York, but when he finally returned home to New Orleans as a local legend, he gave the world a gift that you will see on stage tonight. The youth band that Barker founded nurtured a new generation of jazz leaders, and a group of those musicians now reunites in The Appel Room as a tribute to their mentor. The band includes music director and clarinetist Dr. Michael White, vocalist Catherine Russell, trombonist Lucien Barbarin, trumpeters Gregg Stafford and Leroy Jones, bassist/tuba player Philip Norris, pianist Sean Mason, drummers Shannon Powell and Herlin Riley, and guitarist/banjoist Don Vappie in the role of Danny Barker. Enjoy authentic New Orleans jazz at its finest.


Dizzy's Club

Georgia Horns

With trombonist Chris Crenshaw, trumpeter Marcus Printup, tenor saxophonist Stantawn Kendrick, pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith, and drummer Brandon McCrae.

The Georgia Horns is an enormously talented quintet made up of artists born and raised in Georgia. The group features two members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra—trombonist Chris Crenshaw and trumpeter Marcus Printup—alongside saxophonist Stantawn Kendrick, pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith, and drummer Brandon McCrae. These guys are a seriously good time when they perform, and it’s always a pleasure to have them back in New York. Stop by for an evening of bluesy, hard-swinging tunes played by a group of virtuoso soloists.


The Appel Room

New York Philharmonic: Sound ON Music Series FY19

Going Dutch

Sound and stimulation are set to “on” at this new-music series Sunday afternoons at The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park. The series kicks off with “Going Dutch,” a closer look at the rebellious spirit of Louis Andriessen and the composers he mentored, hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, and featuring Jaap van Zweden conducting Andriessen’s Symphony for Open Strings.


Dizzy's Club

Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra with Special Guest Ingrid Jensen

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. Join us to support young musicians and hear some of the most dedicated up-and-comers in jazz with special guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 8

Jazz Today: How the Music Reached the 21st Century

As the 1970s gave way to the 1980s and beyond, many styles recycled and re-emerged, while other styles sprung onto the scene in new and exciting ways. In our final Jazz 101 session, we’ll examine how styles continued to develop and evolve in the decades leading up to the 2000s.


Dizzy's Club

Kenny Werner Trio

Kenny Werner is a world-class pianist and composer whose prolific output of compositions, recordings, and educational publications impact as many artists as they do audiences. Werner’s compositional style makes most pieces more of a meditative journey than a concise tune, and the group members excel at creating varied, extended solos around the twists and turns of each song.


Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Shenel Johns

With vocalist Shenel Johns.