CJO Celebrates Dizzy Gillespie

For jazz lovers, Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) announces two events to celebrate jazz hero Dizzy Gillespie,

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Forte Jazz Lounge
6:30 pm

In honor of Dizzy Gillespie’s 104th birthday (October 21, 1917), join Charleston Jazz Orchestra on October 21, 2021 at Forte Jazz Lounge for Songs + Stories of Dizzy Gillespie. The evening will consist of a musical conversation about jazz music heroes and their proteges, featuring jazz trumpet virtuoso, Jon Faddis, and Dr. Al Fraser, djembe artist and co-author of To Be or not….to Bop – Memoirs Dizzy GillespieSigned books will be available for purchase at the event. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Charleston Music Hall
Two Sets: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm

The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band was one of the great bebop era big bands. Jon Faddis joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra at the Charleston Music Hall on October 23, 2021 for Groovin’ High: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. Click here for tickets.

-Submitted by Charleston Jazz Orchestra

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