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SATURDAY

Many jazz musicians have replicated solos by the likes of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie in order to learn their structure and nuances. Tonight, Washington saxophonist Ron Holloway attempts to re-create not just a famous solo or two, but the entirety of one monumental performance. Now commonly referred to as “the greatest jazz concert ever,” the 1953 date at Toronto’s Massey Hall featured five major architects of bebop—Parker, Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell, and Charles Mingus. Although Holloway didn’t perform at the concert, he boasts quite a few coincidental tie-ins: He was born the year of the show, joined Dizzy’s band when he was same age Bird was when he died, and performed with Gillespie at Massey Hall in 1990. Holloway pays tribute to his old boss when he performs his version of “The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever” at 8 p.m. at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. $24. (202) 965-2000. (John Murph)