Songbook Sundays returns February 5/ Rodgers and Hart/ Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 07:15 pm EST 01/23/23

Songbook Sundays


Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club
hosted by Deborah Grace Winer
continues February 5
featuring Emily Skinner, Kenita Miller
Jarvis B. Manning, Jr.,
and tenor saxophone legend Houston Person

New American Songbook program continues
Sunday, February 5th at 5 PM and 7:30 PM at Dizzy's Club

(NEW YORK, NY: Monday, January 23, 2023) Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer celebrating the American Songbook will continue at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's with BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND RODGERS AND HART on Sunday, February 5th at 5 PM and 7:30 PM at Dizzy's Club. Bewitched, Bothered and Rodgers and Hart kicks off February and a new year of Jazz at Lincoln Center's American Songbook shows at Dizzy's Club. This Songbook Sundays heats up the winter chill, with the sexy wit and jazzy romance of Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart 's partnership and songs sparkling, smart and sublime. Starring Tony award nominated vocalists Emily Skinner and Kenita Miller, with young Broadway rising star Jarvis B. Manning, Jr. Hosted and curated by leading American Songbook expert Deborah Grace Winer, the set highlights Rodgers and Hart's greatest—like My Romance, Manhattan, I Wish I Were in Love Again, Where or When, Bewitched and more.

Add a few breezy stories, it's a fizzy, joyful Dizzy 's Club Sunday blowout to gather in the glow and bust those winter blues.

Music director Ted Rosenthal leads a multi-generational band of jazz all-stars—featuring the legendary Houston Person on tenor saxophone (Etta Jones, Ron Carter, Bill Charlap), 16 year-old rising star Ruby Farmer on bass (Monterey Jazz Festival: Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo) and Zach Adleman on drums (Ted Nash, Newport Jazz Festival with Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy's Club).

Ms. Winer said: "We're thrilled that our new Songbook Sundays shows have immediately become so wildly popular, and that we can begin 2023 with a whole new year of these shows ahead, bringing musicians, vocalists and audiences together at Dizzy's in pure joy, fun and music. We've created a community here that is a bright safe haven for the soul. "

Winer will interweave breezy chat and stories about Rodgers and Hart and the songs we will be hearing.

"Songbook Sundays' season begins its second year, after premiering last spring with "Got Gershwin" salutes to Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin. It will continue with a celebration of Lerner and Loewe (March 26). All shows are at 5pm and 7:30pm, and feature top vocal talent from Broadway, cabaret and jazz, with a diverse mix of young artists and veteran stars. Energy, fun, great music—welcoming new Songbook Sundays audiences from all over the world as well as a fresh new offering for JALC 's home audience.

In the spirit of swing, the mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand the global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy. Dizzy's Club offers live jazz performances with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.

To reach Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, enter at Columbus Circle at 60th Street and Broadway, take the Jazz elevators to the 5th floor for Dizzy's Club as well as The Rose Theater and The Appel Room.
Tickets for Songbook Sundays are $45/55, with student tickets available at $25. There is a $21 food/drink minimum. Jazz.org/dizzys


Deborah Grace Winer (Curator, Host) is a leading expert on the classic American Songbook, and writer and creator of theatrical revues and concerts. Along with previous projects with Jazz at Lincoln Center, collaborations include Feinstein's/54 Below, Birdland, and a decade as Artistic Director of the 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists™ concert series, presiding over 50 original shows and steering the venerable series back to audience and critical acclaim. She collaborates with top-tier artists from Broadway and the music world, and works with leading institutions. Author and dramatist, among her four books is On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields (Macmillan), recently named by the Wall Street Journal one of the Five Best books on American Songwriters. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, and her plays, off-Broadway and regionally. She has been featured on PBS' American Masters, and NPR's "Fresh Air" and "Morning Edition."

Emily Skinner (vocalist) is a Tony award nominee who has garnered critical acclaim in her many Broadway performances including Side Show, Billy Elliot, Jekyll and Hyde, The Dead, The Full Monty, Prince of Broadway and The Cher Show; she will be appearing in the upcoming Kander and Ebb New York, New York. She has guested with The Boston Pops among many other symphonies, plays concert and club engagements around the country, and appears on myriad recordings.

Kenita R. Miller (vocalist) recently earned a Tony award nomination for her performance as Lady in Red in the acclaimed Broadway revival of For Colored Girls… Other Broadway appearances include Come from Away. Once on this Island, The Color Purple, Xanadu; off Broadway— Playwrights Horizons' Bella: An American Tall Tale, Langston in Harlem and Working—winning Drama Desk Awards for each of the latter two.

Jarvis B. Manning, Jr. (vocalist) can currently be seen on Broadway in Some Like it Hot, where he has also appeared in one of the leading roles. Other Broadway appearances include Ain't Too Proud and Motown the Musical. He recently gained critical acclaim in the lauded production of Ain't Misbehavin' at Barrington Stage, for which he won a Berkshire Theatre Critics Award.

Ted Rosenthal (Music Director) has performed worldwide as piano soloist, with his trio, and with many jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, and James Moody. Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Competition, Rosenthal has released 15 critically acclaimed CDs as a leader. His latest, Rhapsody in Gershwin, reached #1 on iTunes and Amazon. HIs jazz opera, "Dear Erich," was commissioned and premiered by New York City Opera in 2019. He is on the faculties of Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music.
Link http://Jazz.org/dizzys

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