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Dizzy Gillespie Documentary in the Works

The bebop legend’s nephew is trying out crowdfunding to continue his ambitious film project

Dizzy Gillespie, honored by Pittsfield Jazz Festival
Dizzy Gillespie

Producer, drummer, and MC G. Craig “Butter” Glanville has announced a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo “to make the most in-depth documentary on Dizzy Gillespie that has ever been done.”

Glanville, whose résumé includes work with vocalist Lalah Hathaway and saxophonist Najee as well as trumpeter Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, is Gillespie’s nephew. He, along with other members of the Gillespie family, has been self-funding the film project, tentatively called Dizzy 101, since early 2017. Its scope quickly expanded far beyond what Glanville had initially intended.

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