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Some great shots from the Cork jazz fest in 1990 via Peter Tappern

The late, wonderful musician, trumpeter, composer, educator and humanist. I was working as a musician in another band at the Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland in 1990, but managed to ‘blag’ a press pass and not only got to meet my idol but also Arturo Sandoval. Guiness were sponsoring the festival and wanted Dizzy to drink some. He wasn’t too keen at first but sniffed it and 10 minutes later was asking for his 3rd top-up!

From top, Dizzy Gillespie, Scott Hamilton, some hammering bongos in a hat, Dizzy and Arturo, and Dizzy sippin’ a pint. 

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