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Chicago Jazz Orchestra to Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie with Definitively Dizzy

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra will celebrate the centennial of Dizzy Gillespie this May with the Definitively Dizzy, a live concert celebrating the jazz trumpeter.  The one-night-only concert will take place on May 20 at the Studebaker Theater.

The evening will feature live performances of Gillespie classics, such as ”Salt Peanuts,” “Manteca,” “Groovin’ High,” “A Night In Tunisia,” “Cool Breeze,” “Things To Come,” “Tour de Force,” and ”‘Round Midnight.”

Special guest artists include Grammy winner and trumpeter Roy Hargrove, 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Marquis Hill, and Detroit powerhouse Walter White.  Danny Barber, Art Davis, Victor Garcia and Doug Scharf will all be performing in the trumpet section at the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.

“We’re thrilled to be one of first music ensembles to perform in the Fine Art’s Building’s recently refurbished Studebaker Theater,” added Travis Rosenthal, executive director, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. “The Studebaker is truly a hidden gem, and the ideal setting for a musical salute to one of the jazz greats of all time.”

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