In celebration of Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday, David Brown shares his intimate experiences with this amazing humanitarian, innovator, and magical musician. After a chance meeting in Georgetown, in 1985, David Brown had the opportunity to spend countless hours with Dizzy Gillespie at performances, street corners, restaurants, and all night card-playing sessions. His book, Shadowing Dizzy Gillespie is a triumphant memoir and read.
Everyone is invited to come and listen to stories, hear live music with the UAA Jazz Combo, eat pizza and more. There is free parking at UAA on Fridays.
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