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Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Tickets $30 available beginning January 4.

Full time non-Juilliard students $15.

Juilliard students, faculty, and staff FREE.

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra

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Like the arrangers of the 1920 and '30s sought to orchestrate New Orleans, these arrangers took the virtuosic small group music called Bebop and orchestrated it for large ensembles including those led by Dizzy Gillespie.

Read Jimmy Heath Brings History to Life in The Juilliard Journal.

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The Bebop Arrangers: Tadd Dameron, Gil Fuller, and Chico O'Farrill

Jimmy Heath, guest conductor

Tadd Dameron:
"Swift as the Wind"
"Our Delight"
"On a Misty Night"
"Good Bait"

Gil Fuller:
"Two Bass Hit"
"That's Earl, Brother"
"Minor Walk"
"Tempus Fugit"

Chico O'Farrill:
"Groovy Encounters"
"Manteca"
“Pure Emotion”
“No Te Importa Saber” (Nathan Sparks transcription)
"Taboo” (Nathan Sparks transcription.)
“Undercurrent Blues”

Jimmy Heath, composer and arranger:
“Without You, No Me (To Dizzy)”
“Basic Birks”