Dizzy Gillespie Bigger Than Life

Nov 10, 2017

Global street art and human rights campaign, Education Is Not A Crime, created the John Birks Gillespie 100th Anniversary mural in Harlem at 229 West 135th Street.
Credit WBLS Program Director Skip Dillard for WBGO News

Last month, Harlem hosted a 100th birthday tribute to trumpeter and innovator Dizzy Gillespie. The celebration included wonderful music and the unveiling of huge colorful murals of the jazz legend.

Global street art and human rights campaign, Education Is Not A Crime, announced the creation of the John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie 100th Anniversary mural at 229 West 135th Street. The mural is the project’s 20th and largest in New York.

Esther Dillard, an Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Bloomfield College, has the story for WBGO. Click above to hear the full report.