Dizzy Gillespie Tribute—Frost Concert Jazz Band

January 26, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Featuring Ignacio Berroa, Jimmy Heath, and Jon Faddis.

IGNACIO BERROA, drums
JIMMY HEATH, saxophone
JON FADDIS, trumpet
MARTIN BEJERANO, piano
GONZALO RUBALCABA, piano
CHUCK BERGERON, bass
FROST CONCERT JAZZ BAND
John Daversa, director

Join us for an upbeat celebration honoring the centennial of the late great jazz icon John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, featuring 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.


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