Dizzy Gillespie Symphony Sessions sign to CAMI
We are delighted to announce that the Dizzy Gillespie Symphony Sessions are now signed to Columbia Artists Management.
For Dizzy Gillespie, playing in a small combo was never enough. His artistry compelled him to seek and to create larger ensembles because as a composer and arranger, a Symphony Orchestra was the ultimate vehicle for self-expression. Dizzy commissioned scores from some of his favourite arrangers for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble; they can be performed with a quartet of trumpet, piano, bass, and drums, and additional soloists can be added as requested.
The Symphony Sessions are now led by bassist John Lee, who brings together Dizzy Gillespie alumni performers with local symphonies to continue this wonderful legacy.
If you would like any further information on the Symphony Sessions, please contact Emily T. Yoon at CAMI on (212) 841 9509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s Ron McCurdy on the Barbican’s podcast talking about a project we’re really excited to be involved in – Langston Hughes’ groundbreaking jazz poetry piece Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.
This will be performed on Saturday 21st November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival with special narrator Ice-T.
New recording deal for Cyrus Chestnut
Cyrus Chestnut has just agreed on a 3 year recording deal with Highnote Records, with a first release slated for early 2015.
And he’s also had some more good news- Mr Chestnut also been invited to join Howard University as their jazz piano instructor!
The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars opened for Aretha Franklin at Radio City & Montreal Jazz Festival…
And here’s what she had to say about them in a recent interview:
“…oh man, they are so good it’s just ridiculous.” -Aretha Franklin
Full interview here: http://www.amny.com/entertainment/aretha-franklin-soul-legend-set-to-play-radio-city-music-hall-1.8386994