Updated: Aug 27, 2019
Peering from that magnificent view at Dizzy’s Place at The top of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the House that Wynton built, you think of the infinite possibilities that Jazz has presented to so many people in the past and the uncharted path for future generations and folk to come.
You have Dizzy’s Club of course that has had everyone from Herbie Hancock to the late great Roy Hargrove who left us too soon. It is a place that the Jazz purists frequent to see and regale legendary, established, and beloved favorites. It is also a venue for aspiring and up and coming artists to display their wares, talents, and ambitions. A place for them to build their names, create their own place and legacy. Finally it is an incubator and training
ground for thousands of youth who come from high schools and institutions all over the metropolitan New York City area, the country, and the world to play and experience the Jazz scene in this place that has become a Mecca for Jazz lovers everywhere.
So remember if you are EVER in New York City come and check out this amazing home at 59th and Columbus Circle for a sampling of this sound, this music that we dub ……. Jazz! You will not be disappointed.
Lasana Akachi for The Jazz Preservation Society