Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola's “British Invasion”

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Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola hosts a “British Invasion” – In collaboration with Made in the UK Jazz Concert Series.

For the fifth year, Jazz at Lincoln Center collaborates with Made in the UK Jazz Concert Series, which has become the largest presentation of British jazz outside of the United Kingdom.  This year’s series includes sets by the Soweto Kinch Trio and Zoe Rahman

On Tuesday, June 25,Soweto Kinch Trio performs at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

With Soweto Kinch, alto sax; Nick Jurd, bass; Shaney Forbes, drums. One of the most experimental and potentially divisive acts to perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Soweto Kinch Trio features a combination of out-but-accessible hard bop, slightly further out jazz, and jazz-infused, avant-garde hip-hop. Kinch has been making waves and winning awards in both the British jazz and hip-hop scenes for years, sometimes performing solely as a rapper, other times as a saxophonist, but most frequently and most interestingly as a two-tiered powerhouse alternating between the two roles. With an abundance of creativity—both musically and ideologically—Kinch offers a unique, intelligent, and thought-provoking musical experience.

Wednesday, June 26th,Zoe Rahman7:30pm, 9:30m with Alec Dankworth, Acoustic Bass, and Gene Calderazzo, DrumsDescribed in The Observer as “a remarkable pianist by any standard,” Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage, and her very broad musical taste. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination, and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician, working most recently with the likes of George Mraz, Courtney Pine, and Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra. 


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