March 24, 2009
Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber
The Dizzy Gillespie™ Alumni All-stars, consisting of the best of the best jazz musicians, performs the classic big band repertoire of the late master Dizzy Gillespie.
Texas Tech University Jazz Festival will feature the Dizzy Gillespie™ Alumni All-Stars at 8 p.m. April 4 in the Allen Theatre in the Student Union Building.
Dizzy Gillespie™ Alumni All-Stars will perform as part of the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series offered by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. In 1998, the Alumni All-Stars formed to continue Dizzy Gillespie’s legacy by performing his classic big-band repertoire. They recorded four critically-acclaimed CDs and played in major venues and jazz festivals around the world.
“The Presidential Lecture and Performance Series is delighted to present this legendary band of outstanding musicians,” said series administrator Jo Moore. “If you are a fan of big band music, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear jazz at its best.”
The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series was created to enrich the lives of Texas Tech University students and the Lubbock community.
Tickets are $12 for general admission inclusive of the service fee. Call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000.