Dizzy Gillespie Celebration: "Bird and Diz"

Bria Skonberg [trumpet]   
Vincent Herring [alto saxophone]   
Geoffrey Keezer [piano]
Yasushi Nakamura [bass]   
Kenny Washington [drums]

This highly anticipated celebration of the music of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie and Charlie “Bird” Parker teams some of the most acclaimed artists of our time: trumpeter Bria Skonberg, saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Kenny Washington. The weekend celebrates Gillespie--the great trumpeter, bandleader, and bebop innovator--who would have been 105 years old on October 21. His music and his music with Parker sounds modern and groundbreaker 80 years later. Skonberg is “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” says The Wall Street Journal and Herring "has firmly established himself as one of his generation's masters," adds The New York City Jazz Record. Don't miss these two with one of the best rhythm sections anywhere,

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