Last year, the Vermont Comedy Club was taken over every night and became the after-hours jazz club Big Joe’s in honor of “Big Joe” Burrell. This year, as part of a special partnership between the Flynn and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center Late Night Residency at Big Joe’s at the Vermont Comedy Club presents some of the best emerging jazz artists in the country every night. And each evening culminates in an open jam session where local and visiting musicians can sit in together and play into the night and early morning.
At age 10, Gelin taught himself to play the trumpet simply by emulating his favorite records. In 2017, the Nassau-born trumpeter would study with Dr. Eddie Henderson at the Oberlin Conservatory. The same year, he received recognition at the Young Arts Foundation and Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program. Thereafter, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School. Within the span of three years, Gelin has played with pioneers of the NY jazz scene such as Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson, Roy Hargrove, Sullivan Fortner, Wynton Marsalis, Ben Wolfe, and Jon Batiste. In 2020, the Bahamas-native released his debut, True Design. Ultimately, Gelin's artistic vision is to pay tribute to his ancestors, and unify others by incorporating universal human experiences into sound.
Washington, DC-born and North Carolina-raised vocalist and composer Christie Dashiell lives at the musical crossroads of jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel and soul. Known for her improvisational prowess and effortlessly rich and clear tone, she has become one of the most sought-after artists on the scene today. Christie is a graduate of Howard University and the Manhattan School of Music. While at Howard, Christie sang in the university’s premier vocal jazz ensemble, Afro-Blue, appearing with this group on NBC’s The Sing Off. She has twice received recognition in DownBeat magazine’s Student Music Awards as Outstanding Soloist and Best Vocalist. In 2016, Dashiell released her debut solo album, Time All Mine. In addition to performing with her quartet, she works with many artists including Grammy-Nominated vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock as well as Wynton Marsalis. Dashiell is on faculty at Temple University, Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia