Dizzy Gillespie News

Date Of Birth:
October 21, 1917
Date Of Death:
January 06, 1993 (75)
Birth Place:
Cheraw, SC, USA
Gender:
Male
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...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Stacey Kent & More Set for Birdland, 6/9-15
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 9 - June 15, featuring Stacey Kent, Lorna Luft, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

Music Icon Quincy Jones to Receive 99th NAACP Spingarn Medal
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Media impresario and humanitarian Quincy Jones has been selected as the 99th recipient of the Spingarn Medal. Jones will receive the distinguished medal on July 23rd at 105th NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more...)

Electric Youth to Perform at Showcase Live at Patriot Place, 6/13; Ensemble Departs on European Tour 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Electric Youth (EY), the international touring ensemble of singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), will perform at Showcase Live at Patriot Place in Foxboro on Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. The event is a Bon Voyage Concert for Electric Youth, coming just days before the ensemble departs on June 19th for a three-week concert tour of Austria and Italy. The group's 11th European tour will include a return Fourth of July engagement at Aviano Air Force Base to entertain U.S. Troops and families stationed abroad. (more...)

BossaBrasil Festival, Spencer Day and More to Play Birdland, 5/26-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for May 26 - June 1, featuring Bossabrasil with Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Spencer Day, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more. Details below! (more...)

Brad Zimmerman's MY SON THE WAITER - A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Begin at TOPAC, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Philip Roger Roy & Dana Matthow (the producers behind last year's smash-hit production of My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy) present the smash-hit comedy, MY SON THE WAITER, A JEWISH TRAGEDY, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman. MY SON THE WAITER - A JEWISH TRAGEDY will preview on Wednesday, August 27 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm and will open on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30pm, and continue through Sunday, September 21st, at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

2014 BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL and More Coming to the Blue Note in June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce its June 2014 schedule. All June performances at Blue Note Jazz Club will be featured as part of the fourth annual, 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30 (with over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City). (more...)

Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates the Tonys, Frank Wildhorn and More Set for Birdland, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its great line-up of amazing talent for the month of June 2014, featuring Freddy Cole, Stacey Kent, Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Tierney Sutton Quartet, Native Soul, Lorna Luft, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates the Tony Awards, and more! (more...)

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