DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 100TH BIRTHDAY
Two amazing artists, Brandan "B Mike" Odums from New Orleans and Marthalicia Matarrita from Harlem, teamed up to paint this incredible double-mural of the American jazz legend John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. Dizzy was an icon in Harlem – his plaque on the Harlem Walk of Fame is just across the street from this mural – and he was an outspoken Baha'i. He was born on October 21st, 1917, and this hundredth anniversary mural was a perfect addition to the Education Is Not A Crime story.
(229 W 135th St)