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Stars: Dizzy's Birthday Celebration at Blue Note New York

Blue Note New York uploaded this event on March 25, 2020


Blue Note New York
131 West Third Street
New York, NY


Mon, November 30, 2020
3:30 am



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Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars: Dizzy's Birthday Celebration


Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars: Dizzy's Birthday Celebration

History has produced its share of great artists and great people—John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.

For Dizzy Gillespie, playing in a small combo was never enough. His artistry compelled him to seek and to create larger ensembles because as a composer and arranger, a big band was the ultimate vehicle for self-expression. Given that the majority of his career took place after 1950 when the big band era was over, it's especially notable that Dizzy Gillespie continued to create brilliant music using the grand-scale formats of jazz big band and orchestra right up to the end of his life in 1993....

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