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|Tampa Jazz Club and
HCC Visual and Performing Arts Present:
Sunday, October 8, 3:00 PM
1411 E. 11th Ave, Ybor City
A Centennial Salute to one of the all-time jazz greats,
Dizzy Gillespie, will open the Tampa Jazz Club season
of Sunday afternoon concerts at HCC/Ybor City, part of
the HCC Visual & Performing Arts Series. The October
8 concert, at 3:00pm, will feature trumpeter JAMES
SUGGS with the BOP LEGACY ENSEMBLE and
special guest, percussionist GUMBI ORTIZ.
James Suggs has been a galvanizing force in the Bay
Area jazz scene for the past three years, following
eight years living and playing in Buenos Aires. His
tributes to Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis have been
unforgettable concerts, and listeners are still talking
about Bop Legacy’s concert last January for the TJC
audience at HCC/Ybor, a celebration of Stan Getz and
Chet Baker. This band is a Bay Area treasure: along
with James Suggs, the group includes AUSTIN
VICKREY, saxophone; STRETCH BRUYN, piano;
BILLY PILLUCERE, bass; and JOE RENDA, drums.
And here’s a special treat – the electrifying GUMBI
ORTIZ will join the band on conga drums! Known to
audiences around the world, Gumbi has been in the
band of guitar legend Al DiMeola since 1987, along
with his Latino Project and New Groove City. We’re
thrilled to catch him on a break between tours.
Jazz fans everywhere are celebrating John Birks
Gillespie this October. One of the architects of bebop
and modern jazz, Dizzy is remembered for his
tremendous virtuosity, harmonic sophistication,
pioneering Afro-Cuban sounds, and his singular sense
of humor. Come and join the celebration, as we begin a
new season of Tampa Jazz Club Sunday concerts in
the beautiful Mainstage Theatre at HCC/Ybor City.