dizzy’s Presents a Lineup of Talented Performers

| January 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

During January and February 2023, dizzy’s, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard, behind the Musicians Union Building at Arias Hall, has an impressive group of talented musicians scheduled to perform.

8 p.m., Friday, January 6: Jazz pianist/composer Brenda Greggio will perform with bassist John Murray and drummer Max Nguyen. These three talented San Diego musicians are currently pursuing their musical education: Greggio at Manhattan School of Music, Murray at The Juilliard School, and Nguyen at USC Thornton School of Music.  

8 p.m., Sunday, January 8: New York City jazz pianist Jon Mayer performs with his trio — bassist Will Lyle and drummer Roy McCurdy — plus special guest Matt Hall on trombone.

8 p.m., Saturday, January 14: Fiery young alto saxophonist/composer Julian Roel and his ensemble will perform.

8 p.m., Wednesday, January 18: A rare opportunity to see fiercely creative Milwaukee guitar master Greg Koch in action with his trio featuring Toby Lee Marshall Hammond B3 and Dylan Koch on drums “Expect a torrent of slick chicken-picking,grimace-inducing string-bending & urgent gristle tones” – Bill Milkowski.

8 p.m., Thursday, January 26: A return visit from French-born composer/guitarist Stéphane Wrembel – one of the most highly regarded guitarists in the world specializing in the style of iconic gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Learning his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside, Wrembel has had a remarkable career, touring the world and releasing 16 albums. His band includes: Josh Kaye on guitar, Ari Folman-Cohen on bass, Nick Anderson ondrums, and special guest Daisy Castro on violin. Wrembel’s original compositions have been featured in three of Woody Allen’s movies, including “Vicki Cristina Barcelona” and “Midnight in Paris.”

French-born composer/guitarist Stéphane Wrembel, considered one of the most highly regarded guitarists in the world, will perform on Thursday, January 26 at dizzy’s.

8 p.m., Saturday, February 4: Nathan Hubbard pays tribute to Hawaiian jazz vibraphone and marimba player Arthur Lyman – with An Evening of Exotica featuring Ed Kornhauser, Mack Leighton and Julien Cantelm.

8 p.m., Saturday, February 11: Alto saxophonist Christopher Hollyday and his sextet, featuring pianist Pamela York, with Derek Cannon on trumpet, Matt Hall on trombone, Rob Thorsen on bass, and Tyler Kreutel on drums.

8 p.m., Saturday, February 18: The Lori Bell Quartet – Women in Jazz. Four female musicians join forces, taking jazz intuition to new levels, featuring three-time Global Music Award winner for performance in jazz, composing and arranging. Lori Bell on flutes, with Melonie Grinnell on piano, Evona Wascinski on bass and Monette Marino on percussions.

8 p.m., Friday, Febrary 24: Expressive Manhattan pianist/composer Misha Piatigorsky returns to dizzy’s with his trio for an evening of music you won’t soon forget.

For more information and cost of tickets, visit dizzysjazz.com.


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