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An illustration of Dizzy Gillespie. He is wearing a suit and tie with black rimmed circular glasses and a black beret.
National Youth Jazz Orchestra presents

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Enjoy the music of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie - the epochal trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and singer who defined the new sound of 1940s bebop - performed by a NYJO sextet.

Date & Time
The Coro

Standard: £17
Student / Under 18 / Access: £13
Unwaged: £6

Prices inclusive of £1 booking fee

Coro Members save 10%
Coro Members don’t pay booking fees

Additional details

Members on-sale: Wed 1 Feb 10am
Public on-sale: Fri 3 Feb 10am

Doors open at 6:45pm

There is a 20-minute interval

By booking you agree to our Conditions of Sale and Entry including our refund policy.

Together with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie’s unique approach, musicianship, showmanship, and wit brought harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, scat singing, bent horn, pouched cheeks, and light-hearted personality provide one of bebop’s most enduring symbols. A major figure in the development of modern jazz, he taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Chuck Mangione, & balladeer Johnny Hartman.

Join NYJO’s Artistic Director Mark Armstrong as he leads a NYJO sextet playing the music of Dizzy Gillespie!

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  • 7.30pm - 9.20pm

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