Chick Corea News

Cyrus Plays Elvis Presley in the 2016-2017 Hot Jazz SeriesCyrus Plays Elvis Presley in the 2016-2017 Hot Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Chestnut's idea to connect between Elvis and Jazz is based on the Blues, Country and Gospel influences that are evident in Elvis's music. Presley's greatest hits receive exceptional interpretations by Chestnut who is known by his Jazz, Gospel and Bop styled improvisation skills – ones which he acquired throughout the years in which he played in church as a child. He believes that Jazz is a religious musical genre. (more...)

Cuban Jazz Artist Elio Villafranca to Headline Aaron Davis HallCuban Jazz Artist Elio Villafranca to Headline Aaron Davis Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Piano phenomenon Elio Villafranca will bring the next generation of his popular "Letters to Mother Africa" concerts, the second in his series on the African continent's powerful influence on jazz and folk Cuban music, to Aaron Davis Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31. (more...)

Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4, a three-day festival in which four of the world's foremost string quartets will perform the work of prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer William Bolcom, along with music by a wide variety of other composers, from Mozart to Dizzy Gillespie. (more...)

Singing Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan CentreSinging Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the Vancouver premiere of Germany's iconic vocalist Max Raabe and his brilliant,12-piece Palast Orchester on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Evoking a bygone age, Raabe and his band will treat audiences to a romantic evening with their inimitable renditions of celebrated classics. (more...)

Judy Niemack with Dan Tepfer to Present 'Listening To You' CD Release ShowJudy Niemack with Dan Tepfer to Present 'Listening To You' CD Release Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Jazz aficionados are often concerned with lineages within the music and the passing of the torch. There aren't many musicians left who have witnessed and assisted in the development of jazz and improvised music as much as saxophonist Lee Konitz has. From the height of bebop to the current avant-garde, Konitz has established himself as a cornerstone and link between many adventurous musicians.  (more...)

8th Annual Hot Air Music Festival Takes Off This Weekend8th Annual Hot Air Music Festival Takes Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The 8th annual Hot Air Music Festival takes place Sunday, March 5 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) in a day-long marathon consisting of four sessions. Featuring performances in all three of SFCM's performance halls, the festival will present contemporary works performed and composed by SFCM students, alumni, and faculty members. (more...)

Anda Union Unveil Forgotten Mongolian Musical Treasures in Canadian DebutAnda Union Unveil Forgotten Mongolian Musical Treasures in Canadian Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Canadian premiere of Anda Union, the renowned folk group hailing from regions across Inner Mongolia, March 26 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The nine-member ensemble will captivate with a transcendent fusion of ancient sounds created through haunting throat singing and music performed on such rare instruments as the horse head fiddle and two-stringed lute. (more...)

John Patitucci Teams Up with Daedalus Quartet in PhiladelphiaJohn Patitucci Teams Up with Daedalus Quartet in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

LiveConnections continues their exciting season of string innovations on Tuesday, April 18 when legendary bassist John Patitucci teams up with the acclaimed Daedalus Quartet, currently in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania, for a one-night concert that will cross a wide variety of genres. Commissioned by LiveConnections, Patitucci will be writing new music for string quintet (the Quartet plus himself), as part of a program fusing jazz and classical styles. The 7:30PM show will take place at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street). (more...)

March Features Explosive Lineup Blue Note HawaiiMarch Features Explosive Lineup Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The March lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, kicks off with local soulful songwriter, Ron Artis II & The Truth, the Waikiki Edition of Revive the Live and Austin favorite Sharon Bourbonnais. Comedy is king when local funnyman Andy Bumatai graces the stage. Blue Note Hawaii welcomes back one of its favorite artists, jazz guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by groundbreaking Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi, joined on drums by the incomparable Simon Phillips (TOTO, The Who, Judas Priest) and the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears. Other fantastic shows include a Tribute to Chuck Mangione with Mike Lewis and Friends, Tak Matsumoto with Daniel Ho, Willie K, the Hotclub of Hulaville in an evening of Gypsy Jazz with a Tribute to Django Reinhardt, the Steve Kimock Band, and the 25th Anniversary of the original Hawaiian Style Band. (more...)

Hershey Symphony Orchestra to present KOOL KATS ConcertHershey Symphony Orchestra to present KOOL KATS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Musical greats Chris Vadala and Allen Vizzutti will take the stage at The Hershey Theatre with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra and Hershey Big Band on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Laurie Anderson & Christian McBride Launch Improvisations Series 2/23 at the Town HallLaurie Anderson & Christian McBride Launch Improvisations Series 2/23 at the Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Maverick artist, composer, vocalist and instrumentalist Laurie Anderson and bass virtuosoChristian McBride collaborate for the first time in the opening concert of Town Hall's new series, Improvisations. The show will also feature special guest Rubin Khodeli on cello. (more...)

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek TragedyThe Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca'sAntigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle. (more...)

The Kentucky Center and KMEA Present the Gheens Great Expectations ConcertThe Kentucky Center and KMEA Present the Gheens Great Expectations Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Gheens Great Expectations concert is part of The Kentucky Center's Gheens Great Expectations Program. This program brings some of the world's finest young classical musicians to Louisville for performances and residencies that focus on engaging and inspiring youth. The program aims to help the community's youth encounter transformative experiences through the arts. (more...)

Jean Luc Ponty Band to Play Boulder Theater This JuneJean Luc Ponty Band to Play Boulder Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Jean-Luc Ponty Band performance at the Boulder Theater has been moved to one day prior on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The venue apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. All tickets from the June 14th performance will be honored.  (more...)

LiveConnections Celebrates Black History Month With Innovative PartnershipsLiveConnections Celebrates Black History Month With Innovative Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

LiveConnections, Philadelphia's collaborative music-making nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live, is hosting a series of unique and innovative programs throughout the month of February that celebrate Black History Month through education programs, live performance, and more. (more...)

The Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne ReevesThe Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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French Violinist Jean Luc Ponty to Tour the U.S. This SummerFrench Violinist Jean Luc Ponty to Tour the U.S. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their 'Atlantic Years' tour to the US beginning late May 2017.  (more...)

Al Di Meola's ELEGANT GYPSY 40th Anniversary Tour to Stop at Paramount Hudson ValleyAl Di Meola's ELEGANT GYPSY 40th Anniversary Tour to Stop at Paramount Hudson Valley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Al Di Meola's Elegant Gypsy, 40th Anniversary Tour 2017, will stop at Paramount Hudson Valley on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Renowned music artists and performers Heather Headley, Ricky Skaggs, John Patitucci, David Kim and Laura Story will appear as special guests in selected cities on Keith & Kristyn Getty's annual Christmas concert tour An Irish Christmas – A Celebration of Carols (more...)

Flecktones and Chick Corea Elektric Band Team Up for 2017 TourFlecktones and Chick Corea Elektric Band Team Up for 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

There isn't a more elite pairing in music than BELA FLECK and CHICK COREA, and the two will join forces for a North American tour with their respective groups - The Flecktones & Elektric Band - August 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)

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