Each of these three nights features a different theme.
‘The brilliant Compositions of Dizzy Gillespie Through the Decades’ features Dizzy’s most popular hits as a composer and an arranger, including Salt Peanuts, Night in Tunisia, BeBop, Wood and You to name a few.
From 1984 thru 1993, John Lee was Dizzy Gillespie’s bassist. Performing and recording in the trumpet master’s various bands including the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, And Dizzy’s Grammy Award winning United Nation Orchestra. After Dizzy’s passing, his family asked John to create an ongoing tribute to the great man and his music – the concept for the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars was born.
John is the bassist and director of the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, and the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience. John has also worked in the bands of Gary Bartz, Larry Coryell, Jon Faddis, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Gambrarini, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Gregory Hines, Miriam Makeba, James Moody, Claudio Roditi, Sonny Rollins, and McCoy Tyner.
John is also a Grammy Award winning record producer and audio engineer. He has produced over 100 recordings and performs in all five shows.
John Lee – bass
Tommy Campbell – drums
Anisha Rush – alto sax
Eric Gunnison – piano
John Gunther – tenor sax
Greg Gisbert – trumpet