33 West 60th St
New York, NY 10023
Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 6p-1a, Fri-Sat 6p-2:30a
Subway: A,C,E,D to Columbus Circle
Written by: Robbie Gonzalez & Paula Pahnke
“Take care of the music and the music will take care of you;” that is the motto of Todd Barkan, the legendary record producer and current programming director of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, one of the three main performance venues that make up Jazz at Lincoln Center. From the moment you approach the entrance to this elegant jazz club, you are greeted with the gracious familiarity of a guest whose arrival has been eagerly anticipated. That is the heart and charm of Dizzy’s. The lush and spacious layout complements an intimate atmosphere that combines unrestricted luxury with the relaxed sensation of a personal musical experience.
Housed on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, the club boasts an illustrious view of the New York City skyline, which shimmers through the floor to ceiling window as the stage’s backdrop. Named for jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, the club conserves the classic vibe of jazz club anchors, The Blue Note and The Iridium, which have played host to music legends from Sarah Vaughn, to Les Paul. Uniquely shaping a contemporary jazz experience, under the direction of the club’s managers, Roland Chassagne and Todd Barkan, Dizzy’s showcases notable jazz talents and up-and-coming musicians, providing an accessible experience to both jazz enthusiasts and novice guests. In the tradition of the Jazz at Lincoln Center organization, Dizzy’s is promoting the next generation of jazz performers and listeners, alike, by endorsing young artists during their after hour sets and offering discounts to students for all performances.
As soulful as the music, the menu boasts an array of Creole favorites like Southern Fried Catfish Po’ Boy sandwiches and entrees that include Miss Mamie’s Fried Chicken and Low Country Shrimp and Grits. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola creates a state-of-the-art atmosphere for both traditional jazz lovers as well as the next generation to come.