George Wein Celebrates 85th Birthday at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

Impresario/pianist George Wein to be joined by Newport All-Stars and special guests

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Ben Johnson

George Wein at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival

On October 3, 2010, jazz impresario and pianist George Wein celebrated his 85th birthday. This week at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Wein is officially and musically celebrating that landmark with 6-night engagement with his Newport All-Stars, as well as various special guests sitting in each night. On October 19-24, Wein is performing two sets a night (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm) with his working group: Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lew Tabackin, saxophone; Howard Alden, guitar; Rufus Reid, bass; and Lewis Nash, drums. Among the special guests are: Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Miguel Zenón (saxophone), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) and Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), with other surprise guests expected.

For reservations and more information about these shows, you can call (212) 258-9595 or visit the Jazz at Lincoln Center website.