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Dizzy Gillespie

 
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Date of Birth: October 21, 1917
Date of Death: January 06, 1993 (75)

Birth Place: Cheraw, SC, USA
 





Dizzy Gillespie News

The Manhattan Transfer Announces New Album & Farewell Tour Photo The Manhattan Transfer Announces New Album & Farewell Tour
by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2022

The 10-track set includes GRAMMY® Award winners Jorge Callandreli and Vince Mendoza, as well as vocal arrangers including Amanda Taylor of säje, to revisit their biggest hits from throughout the decades, including new arrangements of “Chanson D’Amour,” “Twilight Zone / Twilight Tone” and “The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul.” Plus, tour dates!

The Town Hall to Present CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE AND MARVIN GAYE in Septem Photo The Town Hall to Present CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE AND MARVIN GAYE in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

The Town Hall presents Celebrating the Music of Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye on September 2 at 8pm. This evening of song features Carla Cooke, Sam’s daughter; Garfield Fleming, who toured with the Delfonics and William Hart for more than 25 years; and Brian Owens, who’s rendition of Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come has 81 million views on YouTube.

See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at  Photo See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at 54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, John Lloyd Young and more.

Brooklyn Funk Essentials Releases Video For Uplifting Single 'Scream!' Photo Brooklyn Funk Essentials Releases Video For Uplifting Single 'Scream!'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Brooklyn Funk Essentials released the video for their afrofunk single 'Scream!', featuring legendary vocalist Alison Limerick and the full BFE band. The video accompanying the single sees the much loved cult funk ensemble jamming in their element in the studio, with dynamic cuts of Alison moving gracefully across the screen. See the video here!

National Sawdust Announces Fall 2022 Season Presenting Groundbreaking Artists at Vari Photo National Sawdust Announces Fall 2022 Season Presenting Groundbreaking Artists at Various Stages in Their Careers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

National Sawdust has announced its Fall 2022 season, bringing musical and multidisciplinary artists from around the world to its state-of-the-art Williamsburg, Brooklyn home to share ambitious new explorations.

Sara Bareilles, Punch Brothers & More to Perform at A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN at The Tow Photo Sara Bareilles, Punch Brothers & More to Perform at A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN at The Town Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The Town Hall and T Bone Burnett will present A Tribute to Bob Dylan in partnership with the Bob Dylan Center on September 30, 2022 at 8pm. Curated T Bone Burnett, the show will feature performances by a diverse array of artists, each performing songs written by Dylan spanning the Nobel laureate’s illustrious career.

Brooklyn Funk Essentials Announces 'Scream' Photo Brooklyn Funk Essentials Announces 'Scream'
by Michael Major - Jul 25, 2022

Brooklyn Funk Essentials have released the video for their afrofunk single ‘Scream!’, featuring legendary vocalist Alison Limerick and the full BFE band. The video accompanying the single sees the much loved cult funk ensemble jamming in their element in the studio, with dynamic cuts of Alison moving gracefully across the screen. 

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY with Billy Stritch, Bobby Conte, Ashley Pezzotti Duo & More t Photo JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY with Billy Stritch, Bobby Conte, Ashley Pezzotti Duo & More to Perform at Birdland in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this August with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch John Pizzarelli Trio, Sam Gravitte, Alexa Tarantino Quartet, Karen Mason, Artemis, John Yao Orchestra Plays Bird, Bobby Conte, and more.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre to Present EXCEPTIONAL BLACK MUSES: A MUSICAL JOURNEY With Photo Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre to Present EXCEPTIONAL BLACK MUSES: A MUSICAL JOURNEY With an All-Black-Women String Quintet
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and the Jazz Institute of Chicago will present a two-night concert on August 20 and 21 that will celebrate the amazing artistic accomplishments and contributions of Black female musicians, composers, and bandleaders from the early 20th century to present day.

Ann Hampton Callaway Performs The Linda Ronstadt Songbook at The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo Ann Hampton Callaway Performs The Linda Ronstadt Songbook at The Ridgefield Playhouse, September 18
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway, leading champion of the great American Songbook and critically acclaimed Jazz Diva, returns to the cabaret stage with an exciting night of song and story in celebration of one of America's most loved legends, Linda Ronstadt.

Dizzy Gillespie Videos

BWW Exclusive: Konverstations with Keeme and Special Guest  Carl Carter VideoBWW Exclusive: Konverstations with Keeme and Special Guest Carl Carter
by Konversations with Keeme - Jun 17, 2020

Our next interview is with Broadway Bass player (Come From Away, Disaster, Holler if Ya Hear Me, and Bring it On), composer, and producer Carl Carter. 

VIDEO: Legendary Orchestrator, Arranger Harold Wheeler was Honored with a Lifetime Ac VideoVIDEO: Legendary Orchestrator, Arranger Harold Wheeler was Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

On Sunday night, the Tony Awards honored legendary orchestrator and arranger Harold Wheeler with one of three 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Wheeler is currently represented on Broadway with AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Watch Howard Wheeler accept the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.

VIDEO: Check Out A Clip From Upcoming PBS Documentary THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS VideoVIDEO: Check Out A Clip From Upcoming PBS Documentary THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS
by Macon Prickett - Apr 19, 2018

The Jazz Ambassadors premieres Friday, May 4 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and is available for streaming beginning May 5 on pbs.org and PBS apps.