Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo and Monk

Mar 17

8:00 PM

Friday, March 17, 2017

Join us at Symphony Center for a joyful celebration of the centennial birthdays of Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria and Thelonious Monk, all born in the glorious year of 1917. Musical Director and former Gillespie pianist Danilo Pérez has gathered together some of these icons’ greatest musical acolytes to pay homage to the quintessential jazz artists of the 20th century and their timeless music.


Danilo Pérez musical director and piano
Chris Potter saxophones
Avishai Cohen trumpet
Wycliffe Gordon trombone
Ben Street bass
Adam Cruz drums
Roman Diaz percussion
Lizz Wright vocals


This performance is generously sponsored by the Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal Charitable Fund.

Funding for educational programs during the 2016/17 SCP Jazz series has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

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