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Jazz 201: A Fan's Guide to Jazz, Week One

Beginnings of Jazz

Topics covered: The Roots of Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Hearing the Blues and Understanding Its Form

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Uptown Jazz Tentet

The Uptown Jazz Tentet is a dynamic large jazz ensemble founded in 2016 and co-led by trumpeter Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite and James Burton III. The band includes some of the most venerable young sidemen in all of jazz, many of whom have been Dizzy’s Club headliners: trumpeter Tatum Greenblatt, alto saxophonist Andy Gutauskas, tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, baritone saxophonist Carl Maraghi, pianist Adam Birnbaum, bassist Clovis Nicolas, and drummer Aaron Kimmel.

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Late Night Session: Kyle Poole

With drummer Kyle Poole.

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88 Keys: A History of Jazz Piano, Week Five

Some of My Favorite Pianists, Part Two

Continuing on Week Four, who are some of the great pianists in Jazz, and what made them great? In tonight’s class, Loren Schoenberg shares some of his favorites—Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, and Wynton Kelly—and explores their unique contributions and sounds.

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DIVA Jazz Orchestra

The all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra exudes the excitement and force found in the historic big band tradition. With Dizzy’s Club as its “New York City home,” DIVA performs all over the world, playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians. Audiences can expect an explosive performance packed with stunning improvisation, spontaneity, and an emphasis on fun.

Rose Theater 2018-19 Season

Family Concert: Who is Miles Davis?

Jazz for Young People returns with an hour-long narrated concert that will teach you all about Miles Davis. With an engaging script, live musical performances, and crowd participation, your family will learn about Davis’ trials and triumphs and hear examples of what made his music so special. Trumpet master Sean Jones serves as host and bandleader, bringing both the story and the music to life in a most impressive manner.

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Brandon Goldberg Trio with special guest Marcus Strickland

“Let’s Play” Album Release

Only 12 years old, pianist and composer Brandon Goldberg is a special talent. Goldberg is here tonight to celebrate the release of his debut album, Let’s Play, featuring two of the finest musicians on the scene: bassist Ben Wolfe and drummer Donald Edwards. Goldberg has already performed at top venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Apollo Theater, as well as at major competitions, conventions, and television programs.

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Mike Lee & Friends

Album Release Party

Saxophonist Mike Lee comes to Dizzy’s Club for a one-night-only celebration of his new album, Song for All of Us. On this latest record, Lee shows the full breadth of his musical pallet, weaving together a wide range of musical influences through new compositions and welcome standards.

Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

The Orchestra Now: Fabio Luisi conducts Brahms’ Second Symphony

Renowned conductor Fabio Luisi, music director of the Zurich Opera and former principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, returns to TŌN to lead Brahms’ jubilant pastoral symphony. Plus, Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna joins the orchestra for Grieg’s majestic piano concerto.

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Judy Carmichael Quartet with special guest Harry Allen

Judy Carmichael is a Grammy Award-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who has hosted Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired on NPR for 18 years and counting. Popular with jazz and cabaret audiences alike, Carmichael performs swinging interpretations of the Great American Songbook in addition to her own witty love songs.

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Late Night Session: Alina Engibaryan

With vocalist Alina Engibaryan.

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Jazz 201: A Fan's Guide to Jazz, Week Two

The Young Music Is Radically Overhauled and Its Domain Expanded

Topics covered: Birth of the Solo, Embracing of the Dance Orchestra, Jazz Travels and Audience Growth

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88 Keys: A History of Jazz Piano, Week Six

Into the Future

Where is Jazz piano headed? How has the style changed in recent years? Who are some of the innovators in today’s Jazz scene?

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Duduka Da Fonseca, Helio Alves and Maucha Adnet

Samba Jazz and the Music of Jobim

Tonight’s samba jazz showcase features three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, two of whom worked closely with the iconic Antonio Carlos Jobim. Drummer Duduka da Fonseca (of Trio da Paz), pianist Helio Alves, and vocalist Maucha Adnet are all experts in this music, each of them recognized internationally for expanding the worlds of jazz and Latin music.

Rose Theater 2018-19 Season

Marcus Miller: Electric Miles

Miles Davis’ “electric period” is one of the most influential and passionately debated eras in all of modern music. In this exclusive new program, one of Davis’ crucial collaborators—bassist Marcus Miller—will take audiences through an eclectic body of work, starting with the moment Davis first discovered electric piano in 1969. Not only did Miller play bass on six of Davis’ studio albums, he also produced and composed almost every song on three of them, including the Grammy Award-winning Tutu. Miller and his band will lead a wide-ranging exploration of Davis’ bold experiments with jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, and electronic fusions that continue to resonate and inform music today.

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Miles Davis Week 1

Taught by Marcus Printup

One of Jazz’s most extraordinary figures, and one of music’s most endlessly innovative musicians, Miles Davis all-but invented multiple genres of the music.

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William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Quintet with special guest Ingrid Jensen

Hear the brightest young jazz students perform alongside modern trumpet great Ingrid Jensen. Part of the William Paterson University Department of Music, the Jazz Studies Program is unique among college programs for its emphasis on small-group playing. The elite program also emphasizes arranging, composition, and solo performance, offering a well-rounded education to its dedicated young musicians. The 7:30pm set features the Orchestra, and the 9:30pm set features their jazz ensemble, so you can pick your preference or make a full night out of two unique shows.

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Jazz 101, Week 1

The Building Blocks of Jazz

Swing University’s Jazz 101 opens with a short overview of the development of Jazz, and its progression. In this class, we’ll help you to hear song form, and also help you hear how Jazz musicians approach their solos!

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Yotam Silberstein Quartet featuring John Patitucci

Future Memories CD Release

With guitarist Yotam Silberstein, bassist John Patitucci, accordionist Vitor Goncalves, drummer Daniel Dor, and pianists Glenn Zaleski and Andre Mehmari.

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Late Night Session: Miki Yamanaka

With pianist Miki Yamanaka.

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Jazz 201: A Fan's Guide to Jazz, Week Three

The Swing Era

Topics covered: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra, Emergence of the Swing Era Big Band, Rhythm Revolution of the Swing Era, Emergence of the Jazz Industry

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Listening Party: John Coltrane

SHEETS OF SOUND: A Listening Session Celebrating Coltrane ’58, The New Box Set Highlighting John Coltrane’s Breakout Year

A panel of experts and enthusiasts, including Coltrane biographers Lewis Porter and Ashley Kahn as well as special guests, will play selections and display historical images from Coltrane ‘58, engaging in a discussion filled with musical revelations and historical insights.