Dizzy Gillespie News

Date Of Birth:
October 21, 1917
Date Of Death:
January 06, 1993 (75)
Birth Place:
Cheraw, SC, USA
Gender:
Male
Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 4 - August 10, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Daniel Reichard, Loston Harris, and more! (more...)

Bassist Chip Shearin to Release 'Truth Be Told' Single from HOW I LIVE ALBUM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles based, North Carolina native Chip Shearin may not be a household name, but you've felt his presence and heard his bass playing as the original bass player who played the iconic bass line for Sugar Hill Gangs, 'Rappers Delight!' (more...)

Bassist Chip Shearin Debuts New Single and Forthcoming CD on Innervision Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles based, North Carolina native Chip Shearin may not be a household name but you've felt his presence and heard his bass playing as the original bass player who played the iconic bass line for Sugar Hill Gangs, 'Rappers Delight!', The bass line that American Band Stand's, Dick Clark said ...”you may not know the rap but they're singing the bass line all over the world!”.. Rolling Stone Magazine's #2 best rap song ever! And the first to chart on billboard and triggering a billion dollar industry. All resting neatly on Shearin's iconic bass line! (more...)

Electric Youth to Give Free Concerts in Franklin and Norfolk, 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Just back from a three-week concert tour of Austria and Italy, Electric Youth (EY) will perform free outdoor summer concerts on Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common and on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Norfolk Town Hill. (more...)

Upcoming Birdland Performance Schedule Includes Jazz Masters Quartet, Lindsay Mendez, and more, 7/28 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for July 28- August 3. Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Founder of Half Moon Bay's Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Pete Douglas, Dies at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Pete Douglas, founder of the world-renowned music and jazz club, the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, Calif., died peacefully in Miramar Beach on July 12, 2014 at age 85. (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Bassist and Composer Charlie Haden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Yesterday, Charlie Haden passed away at 76. He was one of the most respected bassists and jazz composers today. His legendary, groundbreaking work with Ornette Coleman in the 60's is just one highlight of this three-time Grammy winner's illustrious career. (more...)

John Pizzarelli, Jane Monheit & More Set for Birdland, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 21 - July 27, featuring John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Victoria Shaw featuring Ramin Karimloo, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Linda Lavin, Ben Allison Group and More to Play Birdland, Week of July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for July 14-July 20, including Ben Allison Group, Jane Monheit, Linda Lavin, featuring Billy Stritch, Rolando Morales-Matos, and more! (more...)

Loston Harris Quartet, Jane Monheit and More Come to Birdland, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for July 7 - July 13, including the Loston Harris Quartet with Special Guest Monica Behan, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, David DeJesus, and more! (more...)

Birdland Announces 'OUR SINATRA: A Musical Celebration' and More, 6/30-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for June 30 through July 6, featuring: Our Sinatra "A Musical Celebration" with Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines, Harmony Keeney, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, Frank Wildhorn, and Introducing A New Segment: Mentor Mondays! (more...)

Jazz-A-F!RE Returns & Jazz Dance Party Debuts at The Memphis Black Arts Alliance FireHouse Community Arts Center, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Memphis Black Arts Alliance FireHouse Community Arts Center's popular Last Sunday Jazz-A-F!RE Ensemble and BYOI (Bring Your Own Instrument) returns to perform again, Sunday June 29, 2014. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Arturo O'Farrill, Loston Harris & More Set for Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2014 schedule, featuring Arturo O'Farrill, Loston Harris, Ben Allison Group, John Pizzarelli, Barbara Carroll, Rolando Morales-Matos, Linda Lavin, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and MORE! (more...)

Tierney Sutton Quartet, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, 6/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 23 - June 29, featuring Tierney Sutton Quartet, Native Soul, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

THE ENSEMBLIST Live, Ravi Coltrane Quartet & More Set for Birdland, 6/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 16 - June 20, featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet, The Ensemblist with Nikka Graff, Lanzarone & Mo Brady, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

Estelle Kokot, Chico Freeman and More Featured on THE SOUND OF YOU SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Best known for his ground-breaking jazz, multi reedman Chico Freeman has travelled a lifetime of musical adventures. The son of legendary Chicago tenor sax player Von Freeman, Chico's journey has taken him around the world alongside such musical giants as Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Charles Mingus, Jack DeJohnette, Art Blakey and Wynton Marsalis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hinton Battle Performs SOMETHING NEW at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jun 04, 2014

On Tuesday June 3, Hinton Battle unveiled a new chapter in his career when 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presented SOMETHING NEW, a performance introducing his soon to be released new CD, by the same name. With his unique take on classic tunes, Battle pays tribute to the genius of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis and honors the memory of some of his dance contemporaries and legendary tap dancers that have influenced his career. (more...)

Hinton Battle to Play 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Looking at his resume, you are struck by the fact that he has done it all - starred in numerous hit Broadway Musicals, is a three-time Tony Award-winner, wrote, directed and choreographed for both television and theatre. On Tuesday June 3, Hinton will unveil a new chapter in his career when 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Hinton Battle Something New, a performance introducing his soon to be released new CD, by the same name. With his unique take on classic tunes, Battle pays tribute to the genius of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis and honors the memory of some of his dance contemporaries and legendary tap dancers that have influenced his career. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Kate Shindle, Hinton Battle & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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