Dizzy's Day - Bassano del Grappa, Italy, 1987
The town decided to celebrate Dizzy's 70th birthday and authorized me to produce "Dizzy's Day," a concert-party with about 100 international Jazz musicians including Max Roach, Johnny Griffin, Milt Jackson, Randy Brecker, etc. It took place at the Bassano Velodrome with over 5000 fans. From 5 pm to 2:30 am. And a huge 7 tiered pistachio birthday cake where Dizzy had to climb a ladder to blow out the candles before a roaring public.
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