The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band: A Zest of Jazz at is Best at Beiteddine Festival 2012

The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band jazzed the mountains up in Lebanon at Beiteddine¬†International Festival 2012 with a performance to remember. Accompanied by Lebanese star¬†Randa Ghossoub, Jazz lovers at the famous festival enjoyed a live performance from the “All Star” band in yet another hot Lebanese night.

The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, an indisputable who’s who among jazz musicians, was formed in the summer of 1998 to perform Dizzy Gulespie’s classic big band repertoire and continue the legacy left by the late master. The band includes many of Gillespie’s closest associates and collaborators such as Antonio Hart, Cyrus Chestnut, Lewis Nash, Freddie Hendirx, Steve Davis, Mark Gross, Frank Greene and John Lee, Dizzy’s longtime bassist.