after a stint at the famed Earle Theatre at 11th and Market Streets—right around the corner. It’s war time, and big band swing is still the rage, but Gillespie has been experimenting with a new approach to music, something most people don’t even know about yet... something we now call call bebop. Diz is anxious to play and tell you a lot about Philadelphia jazz—back in the day.
Find out what happened in Philly Jazz history when Last Call at the Downbeat returns to the Society Hill Playhouse the first two weekends in April. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 PM on the 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th, while there are convenient 2:00 PM Sunday matinees on the 6th & 13th. Tickets are $25.00 each and you can pick them up at the theater’s “will-call” box office (no shipping). Group rates also available.