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Luckman Fine Arts Complex
at Cal State L.A. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
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10 events
6 reviews
2 stars
Casual dress. Nicely kept, organized, attractive, intimate theatre
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8 events
5 reviews
13 stars
9 of us drove to eat at Korean BBQ, in Korea town, that took us about 10 min or so to arrive to. If your in such a large group I suggest breaking it up in two to be seated much faster, also read rules as restuarant we sat at charged for meat left over by the pound? We also ended choosing the 9.99 menue each and somehow ended up paying a $20 gratuity fee, that unless it was written in Korean we did not know about prior, nor told about. This turned out to be less than what we normally would have tipped., hidden fees are just not fun.
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Reviews & Ratings

Luckman Jazz Orchestra Presents "A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie"
29 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Johan Nairne Beckles Red Velvet
57 events
19 reviews
0 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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84 events
39 reviews
25 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

Good seats, wonderful experience!

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110 events
28 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.