The John Birks Gillespie Auditorium, dedicated to the late jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, who was a Baha'i, is located within the New York City Baha'i Center. Beginning on January 6, 2004, the anniversary of Dizzy’s death, his former pianist and musical director, Mike Longo, is presenting weekly jazz concerts every Tuesday evening at 8:00 and 9:30 PM.
You will literally be transformed by the thundering swinging sound of The New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble. You won’t want to miss their next performance on Tuesday, June 5 when acclaimed jazz and blues singer Dee Daniels joins the band with some new compositions and arrangements.
The NYSAJE will be featured on some Tuesday nights, and other major jazz artists such as Charlie Persip, Warren Chiasson, Chip White, Freddie Hendricks, Benny Powell, Annie Ross, Jimmy Owens, Daoud David Williams and many others will headline on other Tuesdays. Check the schedule below for the exciting lineup of upcoming shows.
Admission is $15.00 per show, $10.00 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by credit card only by calling 212-222-5159.