Jazz Festival at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 2nd Annual Generations In Jazz Festival, Sept. 5-October 3

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jazz festival at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola ( – Dizzy’s Club presents the 2nd Annual Generations In jazz festival, Sept. 5-October 3, 2011. This Dizzy’s Club jazz festival spectacular features a full array of jazz performers from 18-93 years of age, a multi-generational exploration of the full spectrum of jazz tradition from Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins to Bud Powell and Max Roach to Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Celebrating the great legends of jazz while seeking to create new ones, the jazz festival at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola provides a happy home for musicians and listeners of all ages and backgrounds — all speaking a common language of swing.

One of the many special highlights of this year’s jazz festival at Dizzy’s will be the 93-year-old jazz master composer and conductor Gerald Wilson celebrating the New York premiere of his Legacy Suite, Sept 27-Oct 2, with The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and his son, guitarist Anthony Wilson, and his grandson, keyboardist Eric Otis.   Also, young jazz piano titans Jonathan Batiste and Aaron Diehl will headline a dynamic double bill from September 20-25.

“Jazz and Coca-Cola come together at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to encourage people to live positively through a shared passion of music,” said Sharon Byers, VP of Marketing Assets for Coca-Cola. “Whether it’s the sounds of swing or the fizz of an ice cold Coke, music is the backdrop at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola where friends can enjoy live performances, fine dining and celebrate the sounds of happiness all year long.”

Dizzy’s Club Jazz Festival lineup:

Mon-Tue, Sept 5-6
Elio Villafranca & The Jazz Synchopators w/ Sean Jones, Billy Hart, Greg Tardy, Gregg August & Los Pleneros De La 21
Featuring Elio Villafranca, piano; Sean Jones; trumpet; Billy Hart, drums; Greg Tardy, tenor saxophone; Gregg August, bass; members of the Cuban dance troupe, Los Pleneros De La 21.

Jazz Festival:

Wed-Sun, Sept 7-11
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth
Featuring Roy Haynes, drums; Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophone; Martin Bejernano, piano; David Wong, bass.
After Hours: Wed-Sat, Sept 7-10
Pedrito Martinez Trio w/ John Benitez & Osmany Paredes & Guests

Mon, Sept 12
Our Father Who Art Blakey:
Valery Ponomarev Big Band
Featuring Valery Ponomarev, trumpet.

Tue-Sun, Sept 13-18
Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Jazz Orchestra
Featuring Joe Chambers, drums, vibes, composer, arranger; Craig Handy, Sam Dillon; tenor saxophones; Sharel Cassity, Tim Green, alto saxophones; Conrad Herwig, Steve Davis, Max Siegel, James Burton, trombones; Frank Green, Tanya Darby, David Weiss, Keyon Harold, trumpets; Xavier Davis, piano; Dwayne Burno, bass; Steve Berrios, percussion.

After Hours: Tue-Sat, Sept 13-17
Ulysses Owens w/ Christian Sands, Mike Cottone & Ben Wolfe

Mon, Sept 9
Marian McPartland & Friends
Featuring Marian McPartland, Kenny Barron, Helen Sung, Mulgrew Miller, piano; and a multi-generational lineup of great jazz pianists.

Tue-Sun, Sept 20-25
Jonathan Batiste & Aaron Diehl w/ Special Guests
Featuring Jonathan Batiste, Aaron Diehl, piano; Warren Wolf, vibes; David Wong, bass; Rodney Green, drums; plus others TBA.

After Hours: Tue-Sat, Sept 20-24
Jerome Jennings & The Jazz Knights

Mon-Tue, Sept 26-27
Grace Kelly & Phil Woods
Featuring Grace Kelly, Phil Woods; alto saxophones.

After Hours: Tue, Sept 27
Jerome Jennings & The Jazz Knights

Wed-Sun, Sept 28-Oct 2
7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Legacy Suite: Gerald Wilson & The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
Featuring Gerald Wilson, conductor, arranger; and son Anthony Wilson, guitar; and grandson Eric Otis, keyboards.

After Hours: Wed-Sat, Sept 28-Oct 1
Jerome Jennings & The Jazz Knights

Mon, Oct 3
Elio Villafranca w/ Terell Stafford & Lewis Nash
Featuring Elio Villafranca, piano; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Greg Tardy, tenor saxophone; Gregg August, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.

Jazz Festival artists and schedule subject to change.
HEADLINERS: 7:30pm & 9:30pm, additional 11:30pm set Fri & Sat
AFTER HOURS: 11:00pm, Tue-Thu; 12:45am, Fri & Sat
UPSTARTS! Mons: 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

Cover charge for weekly headliners is $30 Tue-Thu and Sun;
$35 Fri and Sat; $20 Mon; $10 After Hours.
Student rates are: $15 headliners, $10 Mon and $5 After Hours.  The food and beverage minimum is in effect for all sets: $10 at the tables, $5 at the bar.
Call (212) 258-9595 or visit

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