Jazz at Lincoln Center will proudly honor the centennial of the birth of jazz visionary and trumpet virtuoso of Harlem’s John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie with thirteen performances dedicated to his jazz legacy as part of the Dizzy Gillespie Festival, January 26-29, 2017. In Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will dig deep into the musical world of Dizzy, focusing on the influence of bebop in the modern era of jazz, while in The Appel Room Carlos Henriquez leads a lively exploration of Dizzy’s Latin side. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, named in honor of Dizzy Gillespie, will host two dedicated sets nightly – Have Trumpet, Will Excite! with Bruce Harris and Kush to Cool: A Tribute to Diz featuring Theo Croker and ELEW.
In addition to the performances, the Dizzy Gillespie Festival will feature live music and food tastings from partner restaurants, including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s own Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Free tastings and live music will take place in the Ertegun Atrium beginning at 6pm on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017.
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