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Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA
On the north side of campus off Circle Dr. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
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29 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Johan Nairne Beckles Red Velvet
50 events
17 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

It was wonderful to sit and hear both familiar and little known compositions by the great Dizzy Gillespie. The musicians were impressive. I only wish there was a female vocalist featured with the orchestra.

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78 events
35 reviews
22 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

Good seats, wonderful experience!

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77 events
27 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

Great show! Great music! We love it! Thanks.

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In the 1940s, he and close musical partner Charlie Parker were co-founders of the bebop movement, which was jazz playing characterized by fast playing and harmonic improvisation. Dizzy played higher and faster than any other trumpet player that had ever lived – and he was creative while playing higher and faster, which was unbelievable then and still is today. Dizzy’s frequent musical collaborators also included Billy Eikstine and Chano Pazo, and his playing has enormously influenced nearly every trumpet player that came after him – both by imitation and the legacy he has left in jazz education.