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Armstrong Classroom

WeBop: Jazz Basics

Hipsters (8-15 months/non-walkers)

Families will explore scat, call & response, and form with a live jazz quartet in our award-winning childhood music education class lead by Mr. Tim and Ms. Mika.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Gospel Music: Week Three

Gospel Music Styles: Traditional to Contemporary

Closing out our Gospel Music course, Damien Sneed will compare the differences in various Gospel Music styles by highlighting the various theory techniques used in each varying style.


Dizzy's Club

Alex Sipiagin Sextet with special guest Alina Engibaryan

Born and raised in Russia, Alex Sipiagin is an expert instrumentalist and a renowned composer and group leader. Sipiagin’s bands never fail to impress, and tonight’s line-up, which includes Will Vinson, Seamus Blake, John Escreet, Matt Brewer, Donald Edwards, and special guest vocalist Alina Engibaryan, will perform works from his latest album, NoFo Skies.



Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Sean Mason

With pianist Sean Mason.


Dizzy's Club

The RodBros

A working unit since 2002, The Rodriguez Brothers Band is co-led by pianist/composer Rob and trumpeter/composer Michael. Individually they have worked with icons such as Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Quincy Jones, and Harry Connick Jr.— and together they have released a series of well-received records rooted in, but not limited to, Afro-Cuban music and jazz. We look forward to hearing what comes next from the RodBros, and tonight’s performance at Dizzy’s Club could offer a tantalizing taste!


Rose Theater 2019-2020 season

The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis

Presented in Collaboration with Lincoln Center's White Light Festival

Wynton Marsalis’ epic The Abyssinian Mass comes to the House of Swing for an exclusive three-night run. Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and 70-person gospel choir Chorale Le Chateau directed by Damien L. Sneed, The Abyssinian Mass is a sweeping blend of big band bravado, impassioned solos, hand claps, tambourine slaps, and some of the mightiest voices you’ll hear outside of church.


Dizzy's Club

Paula West

Known for her mighty voice and unusually eclectic repertoire, Paula West is one of the top vocalists from the West Coast. In West’s own concerts, her diverse arrangements guarantee fun surprises around every corner and something to suit all tastes; from Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin to Leonard Bernstein, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles, she honors a variety of classics while confidently taking them in her own direction.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101: Week Seven

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. In this class, we’ll cover how these styles emerged, and how they came to reshape Jazz.


Dizzy's Club

Monday Nights with WBGO: Jimmy Cobb Trio

Album Release Celebration

Every jazz fan has a favorite record with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb on drums, from Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue to John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. The living legend himself returns to Dizzy’s Club to celebrate the latest album, Remembering U. Cobb’s latest stands as a tribute to the people who have been part of his long journey in jazz and are no longer with us.


Dizzy's Club

Wycliffe Gordon All Stars & Friends

It's always a pleasure to welcome back the universally beloved trombone master Wycliffe Gordon, a former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Continuing our popular tradition, Gordon kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club and a special performance on Thanksgiving. Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time, and as Wynton Marsalis says, “just his presence is a creative experience.” Don’t miss your annual helping of soulful, feel-good music courtesy of Wycliffe Gordon & Friends.


Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Jason Marshall

With baritone saxophonist Jason Marshall.


Dizzy's Club Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving with Wycliffe Gordon

It's always a pleasure to welcome back the universally beloved trombone master Wycliffe Gordon, a former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Continuing our popular tradition, Gordon kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club and a special performance on Thanksgiving.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101: Week Eight

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

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Hugh Masekela

Manhattan School of Music’s programs of study for Jazz Arts majors are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, arrangers, and jazz educators in preparation for careers in jazz music. These talented young musicians prove that the spirit of swing is alive and well, and that the future of jazz is in extremely capable hands. Tonight, under the leadership of conductor and arranger Jim McNeely, the Jazz Orchestra will pay a timely tribute to world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer, and defiant political activist, Hugh Masekela.


Dizzy's Club

New York Youth Symphony: Swinging Through the Ages with special guest Matt Wilson

The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band is one of the best ensembles of its kind. The members of this group range in age from early teens to early 20s, making the quality of their performance even more astonishing. Tonight, they’ll be “swinging through the ages” with Matt Wilson, an endlessly creative and infectiously joyful drummer who regularly sells out Dizzy’s Club, and who was named 2018’s Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.