Together with Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie was one of Bebop's most iconic pioneers. His blazing trumpet playing, charismatic bandleading and collaborative spirit are forever ingrained in our American landscape. Join host Daniel Handler with musical guest Marcus Shelby and Friends as SFJAZZ wishes Dizz a happy 100th birthday.
Join SFJAZZ as Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket)—musician, author and journalist—hosts guest artists Marcus Shelby and Friends for a celebration of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday. Dizzy helped pioneer Bebop, and his legacy as trumpet player, charismatic band leader and composer have influenced generations of musicians.