In 2010, a small jazz festival in Toronto decided to produce a tribute to British singer-songwriter John Lennon to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. The project brought some of Canada’s most renowned musicians together to perform music by Lennon and the Beatles, thoughtfully arranged by Michael Occhipinti, a talented musician who had done a similar project previously with the music of Bruce Cockburn.
The tribute was a huge hit, and it spun off into a CD, which was also successful. As a treat for music lovers, that concert experience will be recreated during the 2013 P.E.I. Jazz and Blues Festival in Charlottetown. Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon will hit the stage of the Homburg Theatre of the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Sunday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Source: The Guardian
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