| Conn-Selmer introduces a special edition Dizzy Gillespie King Silver Flair trumpet outfit in both a 'straight' traditional bell (model 2055DZ) and a limited number of upturned bells (model 2055DZU). The instruments feature custom designed leather cases and include special premiums for Dizzy fans.
"Dizzy's own King Silver Flair trumpet is on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., said Tedd Waggoner, brass instrument marketing manager for Conn-Selmer. "The current Dizzy Gillespie trumpet includes the most modern features, as well as a one-piece yellow brass bell and a beautiful engraving of Dizzy himself."
Officially licensed by the Gillespie estate, the trumpet features Monel pistons, a .462" bore, first and third slide saddles, silver plated finish, a King 3C mouthpiece and a deluxe leather case. "The case is outstanding in itself," said Waggoner. "It features a luxurious leather exterior with brass trim and a traditional red velvet plush lining. It is truly a special package."
The trumpet outfit also includes special premiums and offers for the true Dizzy fan. Free items include a unique Dizzy Gillespie CD developed in cooperation with JazzImprov magazine and a free issue of the magazine that features sixteen pages on Dizzy, his life and his music.