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Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars
Roy Hargrove - Trumpet
Terell Stafford - Trumpet
Claudio Roditi - Trumpet
Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet
Antonio Hart - Alto Sax
Eric Alexander - Tenor Sax
Steve Davis - Trombone
Cyrus Chestnut - Piano
John Lee - Bass
Lewis Nash - Drums

History has produced its share of great artists and great people – John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.

The Dizzy Gillespie™ Alumni All-Star group are the direct descendants of Gillespie's musical ventures. The groups have featured some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesman and NEA Jazz Master James Moody; musical director John Lee; and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, and Willie Jones III. All of them are outstanding band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right.

The Alumni All-Star group debuted in 1996. They continue to delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Gillespie's music. These groups are the legacy the master would have wanted, and they serve as a living tribute from extraordinary musicians who exemplify his style, range, and commitment.

Together, the All-Stars have recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums, including Dizzy's 80th Birthday Celebration (1997), Dizzy's World (1999), Things to Come (2002), and Dizzy's Business (2006). The latest of these albums features new arrangements by musical director Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Dennis Mackrel, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini, as well as two vintage Ernie Wilkins arrangements originally commissioned by Dizzy himself.

The Dizzy Gillespie™ All-Stars are excited to return to their home at New York's famed Blue Note, which was for many years Dizzy's favorite jazz club not only in New York City, but in the world. The All-Star Big Band performs there for a week every summer, and the Alumni All-Star small group celebrates Dizzy's birthday for a week every October.


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