Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival: The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience

RUNNING TIME
2hr.
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Afro-Cuban Experience, led by Dizzy Gillespie's long-term bassist, John Lee, showcases the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies (such as "Manteca" and "Tin Tin Deo") of Gillespie's library of Cubop, which he developed with Chano Pozo in the '40s and '50s. Their repertoire also explores the broader world of Latin-American music. The musicians are drawn from the high-caliber talent that frequent the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and All Star groups, such as trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, Brazilian pianist-vocalist Abelita Mateus, drummer Tommy Campbell, and percussionist Roger Squitero.

Visit the Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival: The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience website:

https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/music/730-pittsfield-cityjazz-festival-the-dizzy