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Crossroads: Dizzy Gillespie 100th Birthday celebration feat. Greg Bufford Quintet

October 15 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dizzy Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917, in Cheraw, SC. Today he is remembered as one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. A 1990 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, Gillespie and several other musicians, such as alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, pianist Thelonious Monk, and drummer Kenny Clarke, developed a new style of jazz in the 1940s. Called bebop, it employed complex harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic patterns. Gillespie was also a virtuoso trumpet player and one of the first musicians to add Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Caribbean flavors into jazz.

All About Jazz’s David Orthmann calls drummer Greg Bufford “an exceptional musician with a personal sound, conception and feeling for jazz.” His quintet includes trumpeter James Gibbs, tenor saxophonist Gene Ghee, bassist Belden Bullock, and pianist Alva Nelson.

Two sets and an intermission. Admission is $20. To order tickets, email info@xxroads.com or call (908) 518-0323 or purchase online at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1557940

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Organizer

Phone:
9082325666

Venue

Crossroads
78 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027 United States
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Phone:
908-232-5666
Website:
http://www.xxroads.com/