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Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone: Farewell Tour
March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
One event on March 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm
The Dakota Jazz Club presents Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone: Farewell Tour. Performance will be held at the Dakota Jazz Club on March 15 at 7 pm.
Gary Burton is easily the most influential vibraphonist of his generation and is one of the most unique jazz artists to have emerged in the last 50 years. Getting his start with George Shearing and Stan Getz, Burton has been recording under his own name for over 40 years, resulting in 6 Grammy Awards and 15 Grammy nominations, and countless awards from esteemed jazz publications.
Pianist Makoto Ozone taught himself to play the organ while very young, made his first television appearance at six, began performing regularly on Osaka Mainichi Broadcasting, and, after attending an Oscar Peterson concert at 12, turned his attention toward jazz piano. He moved to the United States in 1980 to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and graduated at the top of his class in 1983 — the same year he gave a solo recital at Carnegie Hall and became the first Japanese musician to sign an exclusive contract with CBS