Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience

“IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT THE DIZZY GILLESPIE AFRO-CUBAN EXPERIENCE HAS A REPERTOIRE BROADER THAN ITS NAME SUGGESTS… GILLESPIE’S MULTIFACETED LEGACY SHOULD SHINE BRIGHT.” – THE WASHINGTON POST

The musicians are drawn from the high-calibre pool of New York-based talent that frequent the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and All Star groups, such as trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, Brazilian pianist / vocalist Abelita Mateus, drummer Tommy Campbell and percussionist Roger Squitero. They perform with energy, verve, and style, putting their own fresh stamp on a well-known genre. The group can perform as various sizes from sextet to octet.