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Dear Dizzy: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

by Temple University Jazz Band

Terell Stafford leads the Temple University Jazz Band with guest artists Jimmy Heath and Jon Faddis playing along in this terrific tribute to the late, great Dizzy Gillespie. Jimmy Heath and Jon Faddis wrote original tunes.
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1. Fiesta Mojo
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2. Sunny Side of the Street
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3. Things to Come
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4. The Hunters and Gatherers (feat. Jon Faddis)
6:49 $0.99
5. Basic Birks (feat. Jimmy Heath)
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6. The Barron (feat. Jon Faddis)
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7. Without You No Me (feat. Jimmy Heath & Jon Faddis)
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8. The Man I Love
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9. In the Mode for Love (feat. Jimmy Heath & Jon Faddis)
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The Temple University Jazz Band (TUJB) performs at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Temple Performing Arts Center, New York (Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center) and hosts the annual Essentially Ellington Eastern Regional High School Jazz Band Festival. Other festival appearances include the Mellon/PSFS Jazz Festival, International Association of Jazz Educators Conferences, the East Coast Jazz Festival, the Midwest Clinic-International Band and Orchestra Conferences, and the Detroit International Jazz Festival and Villanova Jazz Festival.
The TUJB has toured Germany and Amsterdam, where they performed with the Amsterdam Conservatory Jazz Band and at The Hague Jazz Festival. The band has also performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the Terell Stafford Quartet and Carla Cook in a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan. The jazz faculty at Temple University includes Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Bruce Barth, Tony Meceli, Joanna Pascale, Carla Cook, Mike Natale, Dan Monaghan, Tom Lawton, Greg Kettinger, David Norman, Steve Fidyk, Craig Ebner, Tanya Darby, Mike Boone, Zach Brock, Lucas Brown, Michael Frank, Byron Landham, Madison Rast, Josh Richman, Ben Schachter, John Swana, Elio Villafranca and Tim Warfield, Jr.
Among the many respected jazz artists who have performed with the TUJB on stage, in master classes, and in clinics are Wynton Marsalis, The Vanguard Orchestra, Slide Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Dr. Billy Taylor, Max Roach, Frank Wess, Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Mel Lewis, Dick Oatts, Byron Stripling, Conrad Herwig, Claudio Roditi, Antonio Hart, Carl Allen, JoAnne Brackeen, Regina Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Joey DeFrancesco, McCoy Tyner, Norman Simmons, Benny Golson, Savion Glover, Joshua Redman, Huston Person, Nicolas Payton, John Clayton, Wycliffe Gordon, Freddy Col and Ann Hampton Callaway. The TUJB has released three previous albums: Mean What You Say, Room 323 and, To Thad, with Love (BCM+D Records).

Terell Stafford (b. 1966)
“One of the great players of our time . . .” - McCoy Tyner
Terell Stafford first picked up the trumpet at thirteen, initially studying classical music. While pursuing a music education degree at the University of Maryland, he played with the school’s jazz band and in 1988, had the good fortune to meet Wynton Marsalis, who suggested he study with Dr. William Fielder at Rutgers University. Marsalis later gave Stafford the opportunities to perform in his group Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and teach at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Juilliard.
While at Rutgers, Stafford was invited to join Bobby Watson’s group, Horizon. He played with Watson, co-leader Victor Lewis and Shirley Scott. He then joined McCoy Tyner’s Latin All-Star Band that featured trombonist Steve Turre, flutist Dave Valentin and percussionist Jerry Gonzalez.
Stafford has performed with Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Frank Wess Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band, to name a few.
Stafford performed with Bobby Watson on the soundtrack for the feature film A Bronx Tale and in the documentary Treme: Untold Story of Black New Orleans. He has performed as a guest artist with the Billy Taylor Trio on National Public Radio’s Billy Taylor’s Jazz at the Kennedy Center. Stafford has released six solo albums and can be heard performing with such greats as Diana Krall, Hamilton-Clayton Jazz Orchestra, Clayton Brothers Quintet and the Jimmy Heath Big Band. He is a member of the Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Clayton Brothers Quintet. He performed solo trumpet with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra for the Grammy nominated recordings of fourth stream…La Banda and Overture, Waltz and Rondo, both composed by Grammy winning composer/arranger, Bill Cunliffe. Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Jimmy Heath (b. 1926)
“All I can say is, if you know Jimmy Heath, you know Bop.” — Dizzy Gillespie

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. Jimmy is the middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (Percy Heath/bass and Tootie Heath/drums), and is the father of Mtume. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years, from Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. In 1948 at the age of 21, he performed in the First International Jazz Festival in Paris with McGhee, sharing the stage with Coleman Hawkins, Slam Stewart, and Erroll Garner. One of Heath’s earliest big bands (1947-1948) in Philadelphia included John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Specs Wright, Cal Massey, Johnny Coles, Ray Bryant, and Nelson Boyd. Charlie Parker and Max Roach sat in on one occasion. During his career, Jimmy Heath has performed on more than 100 record albums including seven with The Heath Brothers and twelve as a leader. Jimmy has also written more than 125 compositions, many of which have become jazz standards and have been recorded by other artists including Art Farmer, Cannonball Adderley, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, James Moody, Milt Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie J.J Johnson and Dexter Gordon. Jimmy has also composed extended works - seven suites and two string quartets - and he premiered his first symphonic work, “Three Ears,” in 1988 at Queens College (CUNY) with Maurice Peress conducting. After having just concluded eleven years as Professor of Music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Heath maintains an extensive performance schedule and continues to conduct workshops and clinics throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, including clinics and performances with the Temple University Jazz Band, under the direction of Terell Stafford . He has also taught jazz studies at Jazzmobile, Housatonic College, City College of New York, and The New School for Social Research. In October 1997, two of his former students, trumpeters Darren Barrett and Diego Urcola, placed first and second in the Thelonious Monk Competition.

Jon Faddis (b. 1953)

“One of the most celebrated jazz trumpeters in the world.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Jon Faddis is a musician, conductor, composer and educator. Inspired by an appearance of Louis Armstrong on the Ed Sullivan Show, he began playing trumpet at age eight. At age fifteen, Faddis impressed Dizzy Gillespie at the Monterey Jazz Festival, earning an invitation to sit in with him at the famed Jazz Workshop in San Francisco. Two years later, he moved to New York, first joining Lionel Hampton's band as a featured soloist, and then the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band at the Village Vanguard. He made a debut at New York’s Philharmonic Hall with Charles Mingus when he was only eighteen.
Faddis has served as music director and/or conductor for various bands, including the Carnegie Hall Centennial Big Band, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Fiftieth Anniversary Dizzy Gillespie Tribute Band, the Newport Jazz Festival Fortieth-Anniversary Tour, and the Tribute to King Oliver concert for the 1996 Olympics. He has performed and recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Gil Evans Big Band and the Mingus Big Band, among others, and has toured multiple times for the U.S. State Department and played for presidents at the White House and royalty abroad. Faddis also conducts the Jazz Millennium Big Band at the SUNY-Purchase Conservatory, where he is professor and artist-in-residence, and the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars at the Blue Note in New York, as well as other national and internal venues. Faddis’ recordings, from an early duet with Oscar Peterson to his most recent solo release, the Grammy-nominated Remembrances, demonstrate his remarkable versatility. His distinctive trumpet work is featured on The Wiz, The Cosby Show, A Winter in Lisbon and on hundreds of recordings, including those by Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones and Tina Turner. Faddis frequently conducts clinics and master classes around the world and serves on the advisory council of the International Association of Jazz Educators and on the board of the International Trumpet Guild. He is a regular advisor to Jazz at Lincoln Center, including its "Essentially Ellington" competition and works with the Jazz Commission Project and the National Endowment for the Arts on various jazz projects



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