Straight Ahead

  • The Swing Era: Revolution in Rhythm

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis showcases the timelessness of swing as a genre, cultural period, and musical concept. The big bands that emerged during the Swing Era defined the sound of America – bringing people out of the Depression and ushering in a new sense of possi...

  • Alexa Tarantino

    Downbeat's 3x nominated "Rising-Star Alto Saxophone" artist, Alexa Tarantino is a NY-based jazz saxophone and woodwind artist, composer and mentor. Watch now as she takes on the Dizzy's stage with a renowned supporting band performing songs from her original albums Clarity and Firefly.


  • Black Art Jazz Collective

    The Black Art Jazz Collective is back, bringing their original music to the Dizzy's stage for a riveting performance originally captured in 2022. They are dedicated to celebrating African American culture and political icons, as well as preserving the historical significance of African Americans ...

  • Joey Alexander Trio

    This special, intimate performance at Dizzy’s Club celebrates the triumphant return of Joey Alexander to Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    Originally performed on October 1st, 2021.

    Joey Alexander, Piano
    Kris Funn, Bass
    Kush Abadey, Drums

  • Endea Owens & The Cookout

    Detroit-raised bassist Endea Owens has been mentored by jazz icons, is becoming a regular on Tiny Desk, and is known to be one of jazz’s most vibrant emerging artists.

    In 2020, during the pandemic, Endea founded the Community Cookout, a non-profit that provides meals and music to underserved n...

  • Herlin Riley

    Founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley’s sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. Catch him at Dizzy’...

  • Jazz of the 50s: Overflowing with Style

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores the innovative musical concepts that emerged during the 1950s – a whirlwind decade of unprecedented growth and staggering creativity. Jazz's limitless potential was on full display during these years, as exemplified by the cool ja...

  • Catherine Russell

    Grammy Award winner Catherine Russell has been one of the most widely recognized jazz vocalists since the release of her debut album in 2006. Russell’s experience extends far beyond releasing her acclaimed albums as a solo artist; she has also worked with Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Pa...