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Jimmy Carter on Stage with Dizzy Gillespie

This photograph of President Jimmy Carter on stage at a White House jazz concert was taken on June 18, 1978. Carter appears in the photograph with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (center) and percussionist Max Roach (right), performing Gillespie's tune "Salt Peanuts." The concert marked the 25th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival and featured such jazz greats as Roy Eldridge, Chick Corea, and George Benson. John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie is known as one of the greatest jazz musicians in American musical history. He helped originate the style of bebop and was prominent in the Afro-Cuban music movement. Roach was also a significant figure in the development of bebop and a highly influential drummer as well as a composer.
Date of Work
June 18, 1978
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum/NARA