Jazz at Lincoln Center
Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton. With vocalist Sarah McKenzie, guitarist Perry Smith, bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Donald Edwards, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, and saxophonist Troy Roberts Rising star vocalist, pianist, and composer Sarah McKenzie returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. When she last performed here in 2014, she was a student at Berklee College of Music, thanks to a full scholarship awarded by the Umbria Jazz Festival competition. She graduated in 18 months and was quickly signed by the legendary impulse! record label. Her first release on the label was 2015’s We Could Be Lovers, which won the prestigious Bell Award as Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album. McKenzie has toured with artists like Michael Bublé, Chris Botti, and John Patitucci, and she has performed her own material with The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. Already known for her mature instrumental and vocal phrasing, this rising star demonstrates experience far beyond her years. With repertoire featuring originals and arrangements of songs by Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins, and more, expect a nice array of straight-ahead and pop-tinged vocal jazz. McKenzie will be joined by a well-rounded mix of veteran jazz headliners and rising talents: Perry Smith, Reuben Rogers, Donald Edwards, Warren Wolf, and Troy Roberts.