A Night in Tunisia: In Search of Dizzy Gillespie

Janes Walk


May 5, 2023 celebrates the 170th Anniversary of the day the Charter for FLUSHING CEMETERY was accorded. Inasmuch as the surrounding area was abuzz with a horticultural zeitgeist not surprisingly FLUSHING CEMETERY is still a floral and arboreal oasis. A very walkable space it’s the spiritual resting place of many JAZZ giants (HAZEL SCOTT, JOHNNY HODGES, LOUIS ARMSTRONG et al). What is not widely appreciated is that DIZZ GILLESPIE added his swinging presence to the Band upon his Transition on 6 January, 1973. Let’s hear what’s playing in this Jazz Vineyard and discover unsung rhythms and melodies. The venue is easily accessible by LIRR, train and/or bus. Bring your own instrument and let’s create a compositional Tribute.


Very user friendly space and very accessible via motorized devices

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Friday, May 5, 2023
1:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Queens
Theme: Advocacy, Environment, History & Culture
Language: English
The Flushing Cemetery resting place of Louis Armstrong. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Capt. Jay Ruffins. Modifications: photo cropped.