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Gene DiNovi Trio at Jazz Bistro

Friday, October 18 2013, 9:00pm - 5:00pm
Brooklyn-born pianist, composer and vocalist Gene DiNovi made his first visit to Toronto as an accompanist to Carmen McRae in 1971, and made his home here the following year. He has reached legendary status on the Canadian jazz scene over the decades since. Although DiNovi has been recording since 1945 as a sideman and/or accompanist to jazz giants including Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, and Buddy DeFranco, he is likely best known as Lena Horne’s accompanist, playing with her for seven years from 1955 to 1963 and occasionally after that. In Toronto, DiNovi has divided his still-thriving career between extended solo piano engagements at several of the city’s more exclusive rooms and studio work as an arranger and composer of incidental music, jingles, and film scores. Now past his 80th birthday (2008), DiNovi is one of the few musicians of his generation who is still actively playing and releasing new albums. Gene DiNovi – piano Andrew Scott – guitar TBA – bass MUSIC CHARGE $20.00 MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm
Location: Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St.
Contact: 416-363-5299

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