South Florida JAZZ
On Saturday, March 4th, South Florida JAZZ presented vibraphonist Gary Burton and pianist Makoto Ozone at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova South Eastern University. Gary Burton is legendary for his virtuosity and for his multifaceted career as a performer and educator. From recording in Nashville at age 17 with guitarist Chet Atkins, touring with pianist George Shearing and saxophonist Stan Getz’s band, to teaching at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Gary Burton has contributed to the lives of musicians and music lovers for over 50 years. I am thankful to have heard this farewell performance. Their playing was elegant and virtuosic.