Happy Birthday, Dizzy Gillespie!

Happy Birthday, Dizzy Gillespie!! We’ll be celebrating Dizzy and his music with Mike Longo’s NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, this evening, at the Baha’i Center NYC. Featured guests are Jimmy Owens, Annie Ross and Ira Hawkins. Mike was a long time band mate of Dizzy’s, and we’ll be playing music from the Gillespie Big Band book, including some written by Mike and Jimmy Owens, as well as their more recent compositions, written in tribute. We play one long set at 8pm, after which there will be a screening of a film concert featuring Dizzy Gillespie in his prime. $15 cover ($10 students). Hope to see you there!

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