James Moody 80th Birthday Celebration
The NEA Jazz Master is joined by host Danny Glover and an all-star ensemble of Dizzy Gillespie alumni, including other NEA Jazz Masters Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, and Paquito D'Rivera.
- Sat., Dec. 10, 2005, 8:00 PM
- Eisenhower Theater
- Approx. 2 hours
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Hosted by Danny Glover
Featuring NEA Jazz Masters James Moody, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, and Paquito D'Rivera
Special Guest Roy Hargrove
With the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band™, Musical Director Slide Hampton, including bandmembers Randy Brecker, Antonio Hart, Claudio Roditi, Mulgrew Miller, and others
For nearly 60 years, James Moody has been a jazz institution, whether showcasing his improvisational genius on the saxophone or flute, or singing through his signature hit, "Moody's Mood for Love." In 1946, the NEA Jazz Master joined Dizzy Gillespie's seminal big band, forming lifelong friendships with the bandleader and his orchestra mates. As part of the first NEA Jazz Masters on Tour event at the Kennedy Center, Moody is joined by host Danny Glover and an all-star ensemble of Dizzy alumni featuring three other NEA Jazz Masters--Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, and Paquito D'Rivera--for a concert bash heralding their colleague's 80th birthday.
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