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Dizzy Gillespie at 100

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Dizzy time. 

Saturday is the 100th anniversary of jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s birth and last night Jazz From Blue Lake featured “the theoretician” (as Budd Johnson called Gillespie) in the first 20 minutes of each hour found here: www.bluelake.org/ondemand . Saturday morning Jazz a la Carte will include plenty of Gillespie, too, from 7 – 10 a.m. and Sunday night at 10 Gillespie is featured on “Night Lights.” Please join Blue Lake Public Radio in our celebration of this entertaining virtuoso and ambassador of American music.

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I was blessed I saw him live on several occasions, that fantastic quartet he had with Ed Cherry, and some all star groups.

And as a composer..... well I think one of his fellow musicians once said he is "the Beethoven of Bop'"

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