Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola? That’s what happens when the world’s greatest soft drink donates $10 million toward the completion of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new digs, Frederick P. Rose Hall.
With the new [email protected] building being less than a year away from its scheduled opening, the organization still finds itself $32 million short of completion funds. Coca-Cola stepped up and popped in $10 mil: $8 million is for construction; $2 million is earmarked for programming. In exchange for the donation, [email protected] has agreed to name one of its three performance areas Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. It’s Frederick P. Rose Hall’s smallest venue, a 140-seat clublike space. “It’s going to be a late-night room,” Wynton Marsalis told the New York Times. “Piano trios, a piano-bar-type situation.” During the day Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will be used for the [email protected] education programs.