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Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Dizzy Atmosphere with trumpeter Sean Jones”

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra's 13th anniversary 2012-13 concert season continues on Tuesday, April 9th at 8pm with “Dizzy Atmosphere with trumpeter Sean Jones. The program will be held at the Bijou Theatre at 803 South Gay Street.

Dizzy Gillespie's rare combination of instrumental virtuosity, musical innovation and charisma made him one of the most influential and beloved figures in jazz history. His puffed cheeks, bent horn, bohemian berets and whimsical sense of humor fused perfectly with his astonishing music, charming audiences around the world and transforming him into a true musical icon. To help honor Diz, KJO has enlisted Sean Jones, one of today's most dynamic young stars. Longtime KJO fans may remember Jones as the trumpeter who blew the roof off the Tennessee Theatre at the 2009 Swingin' Christmas concert. His lightning-fast runs, powerful upper-register work and gorgeous tone left mouths agape and inspired calls for a command performance.

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band comprised of professional musicians from across the region. Since its inception in 1999, the orchestra has performed dozens of concerts in East Tennessee, appeared on major jazz festivals in Europe, performed and recorded with internationally acclaimed guest artists, and released four critically acclaimed CD recordings.

Tickets for the event are $29.50 adult, $15.00 student. Tickets are available in advance at, by calling 684-1200 or by visiting the Tennessee Theatre Box office.

Published March 23, 2013

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