Jazz at Lincoln Center
With trumpeter Etienne Charles, saxophonist Melissa Aldana, pianist Elio Villafranca, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. The Swing Collective is a new all-star band comprised of enormously talented and dedicated young jazz musicians. Representing five countries of origin (Cuba, Trinidad, Chile, Japan, and the United States), these virtuosos have each secured their position as prominent voices in today’s jazz world. In addition to being regular headliners at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, they also routinely perform in Rose Theater and The Appel Room alongside the top names in jazz. Now, for the first time, audiences can see these supremely gifted musicians on one stage.