Dizzy Gillespie Tribute – Festival MiamiConcerts & Performances
Join Festival Miami for an upbeat celebration honoring the centennial of the late great jazz icon John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie Tribute – Frost Concert Jazz Band. The evening will feature some of the most illustrious stars of jazz – trumpeter Jon Faddis, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, and drummer Ignacio Berroa, all associated with Gillespie throughout their illustrious careers. The concert begins with a small ensemble set featuring Faddis, Heath and Berroa, plus faculty pianists, Martin Bejerano and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Then trumpeter John Daversa and the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band join the guest artists in the second half to perform dazzling big band works associated with Dizzy Gillespie, beloved the world over. Tickets are $50, $40 and $30.