Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody - Resurrection City. Wash., D.C. - 1968

Image for Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody - Resurrection City. Wash., D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Moody, James, American, 1925 - 2010
Gillespie, Dizzy, American, 1917 - 1993
Unidentified Man or Men
H x W: 5587pixels × 5370pixels
digital images
digital media - born analog
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
This image depicts musicians Dizzy Gillespie and James Moody performing at Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign, May-June 1968. Gillespie, standing to the left, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark pants, and white sneakers, plays his trumpet, the bell bent upward. Moody, standing to the right, wearing a dark three piece suit, plays the saxophone. Both men wear glasses with heavy dark rims. There is a microphone standing between them. Behind them is a three piece band: one man, wearing a black suit, plays the drums, a second man is a light colored cardigan plays the bass, and a third man in a dark colored sweater plays the piano. The stage is outdoors and trees can be seen in the background.
Civil rights
Jazz (Music)
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston

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