Dizzy Gillespie News

Date of Birth: October 21, 1917
Date of Death: January 06, 1993 (75)
Birth Place: Cheraw, SC, USA
Gender: Male
Chucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 SeasonChucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The World Music Institute has announced its 30th Anniversary, 2015-16 season -- the debut season for Artistic Director Par Neiburger. Recognizing the ever-expanding nature of world music, Neiburger showcases the experimental and avant-garde along with the classic. (more...)

St. James Studio Sets EFG London Jazz Festival EventsSt. James Studio Sets EFG London Jazz Festival Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The St. James Studio is delighted to announce 16 events taking place over ten days in November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2015. The St. James has been involved with the festival every year since the studio opened in October 2012, each year presenting more events than the last. Collaborating with established producers JBGB Events, Fane Management and Word Theatre, the St. James is proud to present a broad programme of lunchtime, evening and late night performances, catering for all tastes and bringing the finest artists to the St. James Studio stage. (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Play NJPAC, 9/11Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Play NJPAC, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with the internationally acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – 15 leading jazz soloists, led by musical director Wynton Marsalis – performs from an extensive repertoire that includes a special tribute to Jersey greats James Moody and Dizzy Gillespie. Friday, September 11, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

RCA Artist Parson James Releases Debut Single 'Sinner Like You'RCA Artist Parson James Releases Debut Single 'Sinner Like You'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Today, Parson James released his debut single “Sinner Like You” on RCA Records. The single premiered on Noisey.com, who called it 'immediately compelling,' and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Steve Kuhn Trio & More Set for Birdland in AugustLaura Bell Bundy, Steve Kuhn Trio & More Set for Birdland in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club's August 2015 schedule to feature Ben Allison Group, Steve Kuhn Trio, The Birdland Big Band, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Joe Lovano, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander to Play NJPAC, 7/31Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander to Play NJPAC, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Beres Hammond, Jamaica's undisputed king of “lovers rock” and one of reggae's most iconic stars, is joined by revered jazz pianist Monty Alexander, whose five-decade career has included collaborations with Frank Sinatra, Milt Jackson and Dizzy Gillespie. Friday, July 31, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall.. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) Cool and hot in equal measure, this evening of romantic reggae by Hammond promises to be “the most perfect mix of reggae and soul we've ever heard,” says Reggae Reviews. (more...)

Stacey Kent, Clyde Alves & More Set for Birdland, 7/20Stacey Kent, Clyde Alves & More Set for Birdland, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 20-26, featuring Stacey Kent, Clyde Alves, Jazz Party with Carole Bufford, and more! (more...)

Aaron Lazar, Birdland Big Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/13Aaron Lazar, Birdland Big Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 13-19, featuring The Birdland Big Band, Aaron Lazar, Jazz Party with Carole Bufford, and more! (more...)

Cecile McLorin Salvant, POTTED POTTER and More Added to Kimmel Center's 2015-16 LineupCecile McLorin Salvant, POTTED POTTER and More Added to Kimmel Center's 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Kimmel Center announces four new shows added to the stellar line-up of pop and jazz performances, as part of the 2015-16 season. Tickets are now available for performances ranging from rising star jazz chanteuse Cecile McLorin Salvant performing an intimate solo jazz recital (Oct. 17), 10 time Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz duo Arturo Sandoval & Poncho Sanchez making their debut (Nov. 8), the return of international touring sensation Canadian Brass with Jeffrey Brillhart (Oct. 17), and the Philadelphia premiere of Potted Potter -- the Unauthorized Harry Experience (Oct. 20-25) performing a stage adaptation of family-friendly wizardry.  (more...)

Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/6Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 6-12, featuring John Scofield Trio, the Broadway Cast of Phantom of the Opera, Rotem Sivan Trio and more! (more...)

Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Following a two-and-a-half week summer concert tour of England and France, Electric Youth (EY) will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk Town Hill and on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. (more...)

Judith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic AdvisorsJudith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces dates and subscription tickets for the 2015 - 2016 Season Artistic Advisor master classes and events -- Suzanne Farrell, former Principal Dancer in George Balanchine's New York City Ballet and founder of Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center (January 24, 2016); Judith Jamison, dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (April 5, 2016); Patti LuPone, Grammy, Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor and singer (March 31, 2016); Arturo Sandoval, Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (October 27, 2015); and Denzel Washington, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor (September 17, 2015).  (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd SeasonNew York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs-heads into the 2015/16 season having provided over 5,000 music students between ages 12 and 22 unparalleled opportunities to perform at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center and to study with world-renowned artists, all tuition-free. Beyond the instruction from accomplished musicians, students gain valuable life skills-commitment, discipline, focus, collaboration-and friendships that last a lifetime.  (more...)

National Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & MoreNational Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee (more...)

Barbara Carroll, Ravi Coltrane Quartet & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/29Barbara Carroll, Ravi Coltrane Quartet & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 29 - July 5, featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party with ith Carole Bufford, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

The Potash Twins Record with 'Funkytown' Writer-Producer This SummerThe Potash Twins Record with 'Funkytown' Writer-Producer This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The identical Potash Twins, trumpeter Adeev and trombone player Ezra (www.potashtwins.com), are finding their muse in Funkytown this summer. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New ExhibitionNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Almost as long as there has been photography, performers have used portraits to represent themselves for casting and promotion. In the new exhibition Head Shots: Performer Portraits from Daguerreotype to Digital, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center showcases its vast collection of head shots to illustrate the photos' role in the casting and marketing process, as well as how these pictures evolved alongside modern technology. Head Shots is currently on display in The Library for the Performing Arts' Vincent Astor Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum through August 8, 2015.  (more...)

Coltrane Quartet, PHANTOM Cast and More Set for Birdland's July 2015 LineupColtrane Quartet, PHANTOM Cast and More Set for Birdland's July 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2015 schedule, featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet, John Scofield Trio, The Birdland Big Band, Stacey Kent, John Pizzarelli sings Paul McCartney, The Broadway cast of Phantom of the Opera, Birdland Jazz Party with Carole Bufford, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Dame Evelyn Glennie and Emmylou Harris Honored at 2015 Polar PrizeDame Evelyn Glennie and Emmylou Harris Honored at 2015 Polar Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Emmylou Harris, 13-time Grammy winner, and Dame Evelyn Glennie, the virtuoso percussionist, were honored today as this year's Laureates of the Polar Music Prize, the world's most prestigious music accolade. (more...)

FSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European TourFSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Electric Youth (EY) 2015, the international touring ensemble of young singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), presents a Bon Voyage concert at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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