Christian McBride’s New Jawn Sun, Apr 15 from 4:30 - 8:00pm PDT Music Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride’s “new joint.” The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits, and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz’s biggest names. Fans of McBride’s small groups will love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for. The group’s sold-out run at Dizzy’s Club in 2017 featured drastically different material and highlights across various sets, so first-timers and returning fans alike should not hesitate to see what they’re up to this time. ======================================================================================
Monday Nights with WBGO: Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Tootie Heath Mon, Apr 16 from 4:00 - 7:30pm PDT Music Pianist/bandleader Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall are two of jazz’s finest young players. They’re first-call players not only among their peers, but also with master musicians of multiple generations. Tonight’s trio performance features drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, a living legend whose recording career began in 1957 with John Coltrane. He’s since played with all of the greats, including a long run with his siblings in the Heath Brothers, and it’s inspiring to now see him working with these rising jazz stars. Swing by Dizzy’s for some of the best straight-ahead jazz in town. ======================================================================================
Christian McBride Big Band Sun, Apr 22 from 4:30 - 8:00pm PDT Music Grammy Award–winning bassist Christian McBride first composed for big band in 1995 as a commission for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The master musician has since appeared on over 300 recordings and is easily one of the most accomplished bassists alive. Now a leader of his own Grammy Award–winning Big Band, featuring a staggering and diverse lineup of top musicians, McBride simultaneously shows off his compositional talent and unmatched ability to drive a band from behind the bass. This hip group combines the classic big band sounds of the Swing Era with more than half a century of post-bop influences. You simply can’t go wrong when McBride is in charge. ======================================================================================
Chimy Presents: "Four by Four" Tue, Apr 24 from 4:30 - 8:00pm PDT Music Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski is only in his mid-20s, but he’s become one of the most dependable bassists on the scene, having worked with everyone from Sammy Miller and the Congregation, Joey Alexander, and Bryan Carter to Wynton Marsalis, Eric Harland, and Jeff “Tain” Watts. Tonight he leads his jazz quartet alongside a string quartet in a “four by four” configuration. His superb jazz band is a guaranteed good show by itself, but the strings will really make it something unique and memorable. We don’t yet know what repertoire they have in mind, but it’s a group whose music is always thoughtful, fun, and performed with conviction.