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Dizzy Spellz: Sean Jones and Brinae Ali
March 19 @ 8:00 PM - March 25 @ 11:30 PM$20
Jazz and hip-hop music and dance unite at Sixth & I in this innovative program led by trumpeter and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Sean Jones and virtuoso tap dancer, choreographer, and vocalist Brinae Ali. Dizzy Spellz offers an Afrofuturist lens on the intersection of cultural and spiritual dilemmas within the African Diaspora through the music of Dizzy Gillespie. From his coming of age through racial and social dynamics in the Deep South, creating and curating the bebop movement in New York, to his spiritual journey to Africa and his immersion in Afro-Cuban music and the Baha’i Faith, Dizzy was very much ahead of his time. Jones and Ali present a new perspective on his music and on the social vernacular of the African-American experience for our time.
Premieres March 19 at 8 p.m. ET, streams to ticket buyers and subscribers through March 25.
Presented by Washington Performing Arts