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Dave Douglas, Frisell, Akinmusire Pay Tribute to Dizzy

Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts to feature Gillespie repertoire, all-star band

Dave Douglas, founder of FONT
Dave Douglas (photo by Austin Nelson)

On Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, trumpeter Dave Douglas will perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room, in a program saluting Dizzy Gillespie. Titled “Dizzy Atmosphere,” the concerts—at 7 and 9:30 each evening—will employ Dizzy’s compositions as launch pads for creative improvisation. Joining Douglas is an all-star band of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Linda May Han Oh, drummer Joey Baron and a special guest, the guitarist Bill Frisell, who has created his own inspired history with JALC. Last year, Douglas premiered his bold exploratory work “Metamorphosis” at the Appel Room.

Pre-concert discussions will take place at 6 and 8:30 p.m.

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