Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the second annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival. Taking place from September 5-October 3, 2011, the concerts, presented at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, will feature a diverse roster, including the 93-year-old composer and conductor Gerald Wilson, celebrating the New York premiere of his Legacy Suite, from Sept. 27-Oct. 2. Wilson will perform with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and his son, guitarist Anthony Wilson, and his grandson, keyboardist Eric Otis. Also, young pianists Jonathan Batiste and Aaron Diehl will headline a dynamic double bill from September 20-25.
Sept. 5-6: Elio Villafranca and the Jazz Syncopators w/ Sean Jones, Billy Hart, Greg Tardy, Gregg August and Los Pleneros De La 21
Sept. 7-11: Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth, featuring Roy Haynes, drums; Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophone; Martin Bejernano, piano; David Wong, bass.
Sept. 12: Our Father Who Art Blakey: Valery Ponomarev Big Band, featuring Valery Ponomarev, trumpet.
Sept 13-18: Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Jazz Orchestra, featuring Joe Chambers, drums, vibes, composer, arranger; Craig Handy, Sam Dillon, tenor saxophones; Sharel Cassity, Tim Green, alto saxophones; Conrad Herwig, Steve Davis, Max Siegel, James Burton, trombones; Frank Green, Tanya Darby, David Weiss, Keyon Harold, trumpets; Xavier Davis, piano; Dwayne Burno, bass; Steve Berrios, drums, percussion.
Sept. 19: Marian McPartland and Friends, featuring Marian McPartland, Kenny Barron, Helen Sung, Mulgrew Miller, piano; and a multi-generational lineup of great jazz pianists.
Sept. 20-25: Jonathan Batiste and Aaron Diehl w/ Special Guests, featuring Jonathan Batiste, Aaron Diehl, piano; Warren Wolf, vibes; David Wong, bass; Rodney Green, drums; plus others TBA.
Sept. 26-27: Grace Kelly & Phil Woods, alto saxophones
Sept. 28-Oct 2: The Legacy Suite: Gerald Wilson and the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, featuring Gerald Wilson, conductor, arranger; and son Anthony Wilson, guitar; and grandson Eric Otis, keyboards.
Oct. 3: Havana Nights: Elio Villafranca w/ Terell Stafford and Lewis Nash, featuring Elio Villafranca, piano; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Greg Tardy, tenor saxophone; Gregg August, bass; Lewis Nash, drums
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located on the 5th floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.
For more information, visit Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.