This film, recorded in 1982 at Lincoln Center, captures legendary jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie performing with his Dream Band, consisting of a wide array of jazz music's finest musicians, many of whom worked with Gillespie during the evolutionary era of the early-'40s bebop period. It includes an all-star cast highlighted by pyrotechnic drum wizard Max Roach, Gillespie's protégé trumpeter Jon Faddis, and Modern Jazz Quartet cofounders John Lewis (piano) and Milt Jackson (vibraphone). The leader's crowd-pleasing persona, trademark puffy cheeks, and no-nonsense trumpet solos steal the show. Selections range from Gillespie's Afro-Cubop favorites "Manteca," "Tin Tin Deo," and "A Night in Tunisia" with master percussionist Candido Camero, to the timeless bebop compositions "Groovin' High" (with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan) and "Salt Peanuts (Vote Dizzy)." Along with rare archival footage of Gillespie and his greatest musical companion, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, this collection accurately captures the artistry that made Dizzy Gillespie great. --Eugene Holley Jr.

Jazz trumpeter & composer Dizzy Gillespie is immortalized in this DVD, Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Chicago, which is a historic document of one of trumpet legend's final concert performances. This night of classic Jazz, filmed in an intimate club setting, showcases the Grammy Award winning trumpeter playing, scatting, dancing, and joking in his joyous & exuberant Gillespie manner. Filmed live in Chicago, this concert performance showcases the trumpet legend as the complete entertainer, performing unique interpretations of memorable standards. Dizzy Gillespie is a Founding Father of Bebop (along with Miles Davis & John Coltrane), and this DVD captures his unyielding talent and the spirit of one of history's greatest Jazz musicians.

Musicians Include:
Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet & Vocals)
Sayyad Abdul Al-Kahbyyr (Sax, Flute, Clarinet)
Walter Davis Jr. (Piano)
John Lee (Electric Bass)
Nassyr Abdul Al- Kahbyyr (Drums)

Selections include:
1. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
2. Embraceable You
3. Nature Boy
4. Round Midnight
5. Fiesta Mojo
6. A Night in Tunisia
7. Dizzy's Scat

Jazz Icons: Dizzy Gillespie features two historic concerts from one of the founding fathers of bebop. Filmed 12 years apart, the 1958 concert features Dizzy working eloquently within the small combo structure of a quintet including sax player Sonny Stitt and bassist Ray Brown. The second show focuses on a completely different side of Dizzy, fronting the legendary Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band.

Performing with Dizzy are Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Mario Rivera and Flora Purim.

Recorded at the King Cat Theater in Seattle in 2004, this DVD captures the diverse talent of this internationally renowned big band leader. Songs include You Got It, Milestones, Birdland, Gonna Fly Now and more!

Jazz singer and pianist Diane Schuur performs a 15-song set live at the King Cat Theatre in Seattle, accompanied by Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band. Songs include 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered', 'Easy to Love' and 'Lover Man Where Can You Be?'.

Maynard Ferugson is Live - At the Top, Plaza Hotel, Rochester, NY.