Gloria Lynne: Women in Jazz

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Gloria Lynne will be headlining at Lincoln Center -- Wednesday through Sunday, September 17th -21st

One of my favorite singers will be headlining at Jazz at Lincoln Center this month.  Gloria Lynne is a consummate performer who always holds her audience in the palm of her hand and Wednesday through Sunday, September 17th -21st will be no exception.  Those who miss her first set at 7:30 p.m. can catch her second set at 9:30 p.m.

In her earlier years, Gloria shared bills with some of the giants of R&B, Jazz, and Pop Music including Johnny Mathis, Billy Eckstine and Ella Fitzgerald.  As Ms. Lynne moved into jazz, she performed with the likes of Bobby Timmons, Philly Joe Jones, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell and Quincy Jones.  In 1997, Lynne won a Pioneer Award presented to her by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.  She also won the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame Award and was recently inducted into Historymakers.     Her signature song, “I Wish You Love,” has become a classic, so it isn’t surprising that Ms. Lynne would be appearing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 4th Annual Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival.
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located on the 5th Floor, of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, at 60th Street and Broadway, New York City, and this years festivities is expected to be as exciting as past years.  Not only will Gloria Lynne be adding her extraordinary talents to the roster, so will several female denizens of the art of jazz as well as new comers will grace Dizzy’s stage.

Also slated to appear is: Geri Allen w/Ray Drummond & Victor Lewis – September 9-11th. After hours – Nicole Pasternak with Ralph Lalama

Friday- Sunday, September 12-14 – Sherrie Maricle & DIVA Jazz Orchestra w/Marlene Shaw

Monday, September 15th – Anne Drummond & Friends
Tuesday, September 16th – Datevik Hovanesian Quartet.  After Hours: Chantale Gagne Trio

Pamela Luss w/Houston Person will appear at 7:30 p.m., September 22 with Linda Ciofala and Joel Frahm at 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 23 features Robin McKelle and Company with Virgina Mayhew Quartet appearing after hours.

Wednesday-Sunday, September 24-28, Nnenna Freelon: will sing the Music of Billie Holiday from for the 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. sets.
Monday, September 29th – The Gretchen Parlato Quartet
Tuesday, September 30th - Jane Ira Bloom and after hours: Sheryl Baily Quartet
Wednesday, October 1 – Dizzy’s features Stevie Holland at 7:30 p.m., and the
Grace Kelly Quintet at 9:30 p.m..  Sheryl Baily Quartet appears after hours.

Thursday-Sunday, October 2-5 – Joanne Brackeen & Friends
Tuesday – Sunday, October 7-12 – The Renee Rosnes Quartet.

The 4th Annual Diet Coke Women In Jazz Festival at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will present nightly performances by both the denizens in the business and up-and coming artists.

Cover charge for weekly headliners is $30 on Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday.  $35.00 on Friday and Saturday; and $20 on Monday.  Only $10.00 for after hour performances.  Student rates are $15.00 for headliners.  $10.00 on Monday and $5.00 after hours.  For additional information call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jalc.org.

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