Jazz Houston presents Dizzy's World

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The Jazz Houston Orchestra celebrates the music of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, the creator of Bebop, and that of those he influenced. The guest artist will be trumpeter Jon Faddis, who was Gillespie’s protégé as a teenager and one of the foremost interpreters of his music. Additionally, there will be a performance of a little-known composition by Tadd Dameron entitled “Casbah,” in which the Jazz Houston Orchestra is joined by a Houston Grand Opera Soprano. An education program entitled “Who Is Dizzy Gillespie” will be presented in conjunction with this concert.

Event Details



Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


Box Office Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

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