JAZZ at the MACC: The Music of Dizzy Gillespie

JAZZ at the MACC: The Music of Dizzy Gillespie

The Gulf Coast Jazz collective is joined by James Suggs (trumpet) and Aaron West (saxophone) to explore the music of Dizzy Gillespie. Along with Charlie Parker, Dizzy is known as one of the creators of the bebop genre of Jazz. He is also one of the early architects of Jazz Fusion, by uniting his fascinations with Afro-Cuban music with Jazz. 

Gulf Coast Jazz Collective

Founded in 2021, the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective brings the best of live Jazz performance to Southwest Florida. Under the artistic direction of drummer, educator, composer & arranger Paul Gavin, the Jazz Collective invites the best artists from the country to collaborate in concerts that span the entire genre of Jazz.

About the Composer

Dizzy Gillespie

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Guest Artists

Paul Gavin

Paul Gavin

Brandon Robertson

Brandon Robertson

James Suggs

James Suggs

Aaron West

Aaron West

Zach Bartholomew

Zach Bartholomew

Valerie Gillespie

Valerie Gillespie

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