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

July 19, 2012  

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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.




3 Responses

  1. Valerie July 20, 2012

    Lovely to have had the Dizzy Gulespie’s classic big band in our country at the greatest landmark at beiteddine. We really enjoyed the music but not the singing.

  2. Ina Dittke July 23, 2012

    I am the manager of the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and would be very interested in talking to the photographer to ask if we can use the first two pictures for promotional use.

    I can be reached on [email protected] or 44-1273-684 714

    thanks for your help and thanks for the article!!

    Kind regards,


  3. Michel August 12, 2012

    Very enchanting evening but not impressive as having the real Dizzy around :) I would have liked a singer who was able to have the same heights as the band itself ! the performance by the singer was disappointing


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