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Machito Jr. (photo by Lisa Luevanos)

KC Jazz Club: Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience featuring Machito Jr.

Percussionist Machito Jr. joins the Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro-Cuban Experience for this concert under the direction of Dizzy's long-time bassist, John Lee.

  • Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
  • Terrace Gallery
  • 75 minutes
  • $26.00 - $32.00

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About

Dizzy Gillespie was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza. They became life-long friends and together developed Afro-Cuban jazz, which became extremely successful, attracting people to dance to its unique rhythms. Machito's Afro Cubans (formed in 1940) created Cu-Bop and were a major influence on musicians like Dizzy Gillespie. Dizzy loved the style so much that, in 1975, he invited Machito Jr., Mario Grillo, to join his band for the recording of Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods. So it is only fitting for Machito Jr. to join the Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro-Cuban Experience for this concert under the direction of Dizzy's long-time bassist, John Lee.

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.

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