Dizzy Gillespie once said, "If you know Jimmy Heath, you know Bop." Designated as a National Endowment for the Arts "Jazz Master"—and honored by Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2001 as a "triple threat" for his legendary composing and arranging skills and gifts on the tenor saxophone and flute—Jimmy Heath has a musical appetite that can't be sated. Having collaborated with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 60 years—from Gillespie and Charlie Parker to John Coltrane and Wynton Marsalis—he performs a program of bop and more, inspired by his 1940s beginnings.
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