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Dizzy’s 104th Birthday Bash Jam

Each night has a different theme. Tonight’s’ theme is Big Band and this Jam session will bring it. Led by trumpeter Greg Gisbert, tonight’s Jam session is not to be…

Big Band Artistry of Dizzy Gillespie

Each of these three nights features a different theme. Picture this: 18 musicians on stage to perform Dizzy’s Big Band songs. Let us visually represent that for you:🎸🥁🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🎷🎷🎷🎷🎷🎵🎵🎵🎵🎹🎹🎹 (there’s no…

Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience - Early Show

Each of these three nights features a different theme. Both of tonight’s early and late shows explore the many decades of ‘Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience.’ Dizzy Gillespie is considered by…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

This week marks what would have been the 104th birthday of trumpeter John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. Born in Cheraw, South Carolina on October 21, 1917, Gillespie, together with Charlie Parker…

The Brilliant Compositions of Dizzy Gillespie Through the Decades

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…

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