Dave Douglas, Frisell, Akinmusire Pay Tribute to Dizzy

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

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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.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official Jazz at Lincoln Center website.