Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade, Special Guest Joey Alexander Come To NJPAC

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade, Special Guest Joey Alexander Come To NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center welcomes acclaimed keyboardist Chick Corea, bass powerhouse Christian McBride, and drum master Brian Blade gather to form this stellar trio, which earned two GRAMMY Awards for the 2014 3-CD set Trilogy, an astonishing live recording that combines original compositions with standards like "The Song is You," "How Deep is the Ocean?" and "My Foolish Heart." Pianist Joey Alexander opens. See this spectacular jazz performance on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8 p.m.

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, keyboardist, composer and bandleaderChick Corea is the fourth-most nominated artist in GRAMMY history, with 63 nods and 22 wins. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

With Trilogy, Corea performs in collaboration with two of the hottest stars in contemporary jazz: Six-time Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, one of the most respected and most recorded figures in the music world today; and versatile drummer-composer Brian Blade, of Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, with whom he has released three acclaimed albums.
"(Corea, McBride and Blade) have an uncanny connection," said AllMusicin its review of the Trilogy project. "They fill space with gorgeous and subtle phrasings, gliding through all manner of styles with a seemingly effortless elegance, grace, and freshness."

This evening will open with a performance by rising pianist, composer and bandleaderJoey Alexander, who at age 15 has already recorded two GRAMMY-nominated studio albums, My Favorite Things and Countdown, as well as last year's Joey.Monk.Live!, which honored the Thelonious Monk Centennial. Alexander's third studio LP, 2018's Eclipse, blends original compositions with jazz classics by John Coltrane and Bill Evans, and durable standards like "The Very Thought of You" and The Beatles' "Blackbird."

Presale Tickets for this performance are available on Wednesday, September 26th at 10 a.m. at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.

NJPAC
One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
www.njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 9 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children and families) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

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