“Michael Carvin is no ordinary drummer. He is a human rhythm machine.” – Jon Hendricks
“Michael Carvin is a true jazz stalwart, who has taught many of the major jazz drummers who have emerged in the last 15 years.” – Branford Marsalis
“Midway through one drum solo Carvin simply and neatly created a new kind of sound-space tension that few modern drummers know how to sustain.” – John Litweiler, DownBeat
The Michael Carvin Experience, featuring master drummer Michael Carvin, saxophonist Keith Loftis, pianist Anthony Wonsey, and bassist Jansen Cinco, will perform at Dizzy’s Club Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24. The fiery saxophonist Sonny Fortune will accompany the ensemble as special guest on the last three days of the engagement in what amounts to a reunion: Fortune played on Carvin’s first recordings as leader over 30 years ago.
“An imaginative and superbly fluent drummer,” (NY Times), Carvin is widely considered a drummer’s drummer, an individual stylist and ensemble leader whose finesse and power is grounded in total mastery of drum rudiments and the history of jazz drumming. Carvin, who’s played with everyone from Freddie Hubbard to Billy Bang, has also earned a reputation as one of the top drum teachers of the past 40 years mentoring players such as Alison Miller, Nasheet Waits, Eric McPherson among others.
Carvin is proud to bring his new band into Dizzy’s Club. “Each is a great young player whose high musicianship I respect. We’ve created a special magic that we’re excited to share. And my great friend Sonny Fortune will ignite and inspire not only my band, but the patrons of Dizzy’s too.”
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola is located at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. Sets at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 ($20 students) Thursday, Friday and Sunday, $45 ($25 students) on Saturday and can be purchased through jalc.org, CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, and at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6pm, Sunday noon to 6 p.m., or up to 30 minutes past curtain).