Alexis Baro and Corey Butler headline hot lineup for tribute concert to Dizzy Gillespie

Producer, musician, entrepreneur and educator Corey Butler is set to curate an exciting tribute to one of the most important and influential figures in jazz: Dizzy Gillespie.

Butler, the musical director of the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir, has assembled and all-star lineup of musicians to pay homage to the genre-breaking catalogue of this jazz virtuoso, including the Cuban influences that he introduced to North American audiences in the mid-20th century.

The starring role will be filled by Alexis Baro, a Cuban-born trumpeter whose latest album Sandstorm is nominated at this year’s Juno Awards for solo jazz album of the year. Baro has performed on more than 300 recordings and is a Global Music Award winner and multiple National Jazz Awards nominee.

The lineup:

Thursday, April 4 from 7 to 8 pm

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