Generations in Jazz Festival at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Generations in Jazz Festival at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Last night, I headed to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola—one of the Jazz at Lincoln Center venues housed in the Time Warner Center. I’d never been to the space, which rests on the skyscraper’s fifth floor and includes amazing views of the southwest corner of Central Park. The intimate room is filled with tables, where patrons can enjoy a number of southern-style selections, including such favorites as N’awlins Fry (a combination of shrimp, crawfish tails, calamari, oysters, and spicy remoulade), fried green tomatoes,catfish Po’boys, and shrimp and grits. The list of specialty libations is pretty spot on too, with the Dark & Stormy and The Dizzy Gillespie (the venue’s signature mojito) as parton favorites. I sat near the back of the club at the long, red counter that outlines the perimeter. I was there to see Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors and special guest Joe Lovano—part of the fourth annual Generations in Jazz Festival, which runs thru Oct. 8. The group performedInterstellar Space, one of the final recordings by jazz legend John Coltrane, which was released posthumously by Impulse! Records in 1974. The set was amazing and captured the frenetic energy in Coltrane’s work. And, having the New York City cityscape as a backdrop didn’t hurt either. To see the festival lineup, click here.

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