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Dizzy And Bird Festival at Jazz At Lincoln Center from February 28-March 10

Published: 2013-01-25
The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York & Quintet – Rose Theater Paquito D’Rivera’s ‘Charlie Parker with Strings’ – The Allen Room Wycliffe Gordon & Friends – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The 2012-13 Jazz at Lincoln Center 25th Anniversary Season features six festivals that reflect on jazz music’s legendary artists and celebrate the musicians performing today. The fourth festival in this series of special events is the Dizzy and Bird Festival, highlighting the musical genius of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie “Bird” Parker. The Festival includes several simultaneous performances in Rose Theater, The Allen Room, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola — designed in the spirit of its namesake, Dizzy Gillespie — at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall and features:

Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie
The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York & Quintet
March 8-9, 2013, 8pm, Rose Theater
The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York brings the music of Faddis’ mentor, Dizzy Gillespie, into focus in two separate settings. No living trumpet player can claim a closer relationship to Gillespie than Faddis, who at 15 years old met Gillespie. Faddis will direct his current big band through new transcriptions from Gillespie’s 40s big band and 50s repertoire and he will also lead a quintet through selected compositions from Gillespie’s small group recordings. Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95 or $120 dependent upon seating section.

Paquito D’Rivera’s ‘Charlie Parker with Strings’
March 8-9, 2013, 7:30pm & 9:30pm, The Allen Room
Cuban reedist, arranger, composer Paquito D’Rivera has performed at numerous concert events at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the organization’s 25 year history. For these special concerts, he will delve into the musical compositions of the 1950 session of Charlie Parker with Strings, imparting a Latin twist to the proceedings. A few pieces from Parker’s recordings with Machito, Chico O’Farrill, and other Latin artists will also be revisited. Performers include Paquito D’Rivera (alto saxophone, clarinet, conductor), Charles Pillow (oboe, alto saxophone), Riza Printup (harp), Alex Brown (piano), Ben Williams (bass), and Vince Cherico (drums). The core ensemble will be augmented by 6 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos. Ticket prices for The Allen Room are $65 for the 7:30pm sets and $10 or $55 for the 9:30pm sets.

Wycliffe Gordon and FriendsThe Dizzy Birds: Bebop Then & Now
March 7-10, 2013, sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will explore the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie “Bird” Parker with his ensemble in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Performers include Wycliffe Gordon (trombone, trumpet, vocals), Adrian Cunningham (saxophones), Michael Dease (brass and saxophones), Aaron Diehl (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), Dion Parson (drums), plus special guests. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola cover charge: $35-40

Listening Party – Dizzy and Bird Festival
February 28, 7pm – Frederick P. Rose Hall
This interview series invites audiences to listen to new jazz albums, while meeting and hearing from the artists who recorded them. Free and open to the public.

All concertgoers are invited to a free pre-concert festival in the Atrium, March 8-9 at 6:30pm featuring live music, album art displays courtesy of the Jazz Record Center, and tastings from Brooklyn Brewery, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and more.

The remaining 2012-13 season festivals include the Duke Ellington Festival, and the Chick Corea Festival . Click here for more information on JALC's 2012-13 concert season.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, 5th floor, New York, New York.

Tickets for Rose Theater and The Allen Room can be purchased through jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Reservations for Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola can be made by calling 212-258-9595 or 212-258-9795 and via Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

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