Feb 4, 2014 ... guitarist returns with the newly minted Pat Metheny Unity Group. ... calls the
Lobero Theatre, “a jewel of a jazz room,” and recognizes the Lobero in their
global ... kind of people: jazz loving, passionate, intelligent listeners.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Angie Bertucci, Lobero Theatre Foundation 805.966.4946 x 610 [email protected]
Tickets: Lobero Theatre Box Office 805.963.0761 or Lobero.com
Jazz at the Lobero presents the Pat Metheny Unity Group on February 26 o Featuring noted players: Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and Guilio Carmassi o Lobero Theatre named one of DownBeat Magazine’s Great Jazz Venues o Encore Season celebrates the completion of Encore: Lobero preservation work Santa Barbara, CA, February 4, 2014 – Jazz at the Lobero welcomes the Pat Metheny Unity Group on Wednesday, February 26 at 8 p.m. Building upon the momentum of the groundbreaking Pat Metheny Unity Band, the superstar guitarist returns with the newly minted Pat Metheny Unity Group. Joining Metheny in this venture is with Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, Antonio Sanchez on drums, Ben Williams on bass and introducing multiinstrumentalist Giulio Carmassi. In 2013 Pat Metheny was not only awarded his 20th Grammy for Unity Band, saw the release of his criticallyacclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20, but was also voted into DownBeat magazine’s Hall of Fame. Metheny is the youngest member and only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. Looking toward 2014, Metheny reflects: “The Unity Band record and tour was life changing for me, and I really wanted to find a way to keep it going and take it to the next level. With [Kin (←→)], I envisioned building a platform capable of addressing the entire spectrum of things I have done over the years, from Bright Size Life to Secret Story, from my Group projects to the Orchestrion, and more, all in one place.” With the release of Kin (←→), on February 4, Metheny has, not for the first time in his complex and ever-evolving career, re-invented himself. He continues, “With this incredible lineup of musicians— Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez, and the addition of multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi—just about anything is possible.” “Metheny is a guitar superstar.” -Observer (UK)
DownBeat Magazine calls the Lobero Theatre, “a jewel of a jazz room,” and recognizes the Lobero in their global guide to the Great Jazz Venues year after year. Thanks to recently completed Encore: Lobero preservation work, the Lobero’s new seats offer more legroom and better sightlines than ever before. Plus, improved airflow and enlarged restrooms guarantee this will be the most comfortable Jazz at the Lobero season yet. Next up from Jazz at the Lobero is an example of world jazz at its finest with Charles Lloyd, Sangam featuring tabla master Zakir Hussain and celebrated drummer, Eric Harland, on March 8.
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Tickets for Pat Metheny Unity Group are on sale now at Lobero.com and at the Lobero Box office by calling 805.963.0761. Tickets are $65 (Section A) $55 (Section B) with a limited number of VIP tickets available for $105. VIP tickets include priority seating, pre-performance private reception, and recognition in the event program with a tax-deductible gift to the Lobero Theatre. More at Lobero.com/VIP. Jazz artists have been performing at the Lobero for over 70 years, building a dynamic legacy that continues today as the Lobero Theatre Foundation works tirelessly to present and preserve this American art form. Created with the blessing of the late Dave Brubeck himself, the Lobero Brubeck Circle ensures the future of jazz at this historic hall. In the words of Mr. Brubeck, “There's a welcome feeling I get when I walk into the Lobero. I know I'm among my kind of people: jazz loving, passionate, intelligent listeners. To play at the Lobero is like coming home." Learn more about the Lobero Brubeck Circle at Lobero.com/Jazz and become a member by designating your $100 gift at Lobero.com/Donate. Calendar Editors, please note: Wednesday, February 26 at 8 p.m. Lobero Theatre Jazz at the Lobero presents Pat Metheny Unity Group, Wednesday, February 26 Featuring Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and Guilio Carmassi Building upon the momentum of the groundbreaking Pat Metheny Unity Band, the superstar guitarist returns with the newly-minted Pat Metheny Unity Group. http://www.lobero.com/events/pat-metheny-unity-group/ Tickets: $65 Section A, $55 Section B, and a limited number of VIP for $105. Prices include facility fee. Lobero Box Office: www.Lobero.com, 805.963.0761, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Upcoming Jazz at the Lobero Encore Season Events: Charles Lloyd, Sangam, Saturday, March 8 Featuring Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland Charles Lloyd presents a trio with two percussion masters in Sangam. Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland, the gifted drummer from his ‘regular’ quartet, bring to the forefront the Eastern enthusiasms that have been part of Lloyd’s palette for a very long time. This exciting trio has already toured widely, receiving ovations and ecstatic reviews from Montreal to Madrid. *Part of the Beyond Jazz Series Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60, Friday, March 14 Featuring Anat Cohen, Randy Brecker, Karrin Allyson, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn, and Larry Grenadier Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival was the first of its kind in America. Now in its 60th year the Festival is celebrating with a multi-generational tour featuring an all-star band. Led by clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen, the ensemble features vocalist Karrin Allyson, hailed by the LA Times as “the jazz world’s finest”; five-time GRAMMY® winning trumpet wizard, Randy Brecker; guitarist Mark Whitfield; and pianist Peter Martin; with Lobero Theatre | 33 E. Canon Perdido Street | Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-963-0761 | Lobero.com | 2
Clarence Penn on drums and Larry Grenadier on bass. *Part of the Jazz at the Lobero Series Regina Carter, Southern Comfort - Tuesday, April 22 Featuring Will Holshouser, Marvin Sewell, Jesse Murphy, and Alvester Garnett A transition from the exploration of her African ancestry to her family history marks the premiere of Regina Carters’ new program, Southern Comfort. Trading the West African kora for a slide guitar, she has collected songs redolent of her father’s roots in Alabama for a celebration of the joyous music that infused her early childhood. *Part of the Beyond Jazz Series An Evening with Branford Marsalis - Wednesday, May 7 Featuring Joey Calderazzo, Eric Reviss and Justin Falkner Branford Marsalis earns praise from audiences and critics alike for his unrivaled technique, awe-inspiring versatility, and innovative approach to music making. Performing with his tightly-knit quartet of musicians — longtime members Joey Calderazzo on piano and Eric Revis on bass with rising star Justin Faulkner on drums — this New Orleans native offers up an impressive collection of original compositions and modern and classic jazz standards. *Part of the Jazz at the Lobero Series
All We Are Saying: Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon - Friday, May 16 featuring Greg Leisz, Jenny Scheinman, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen All We Are Saying has long been in the works - one could say as far back as the first time GRAMMY® winning guitarist Bill Frisell heard the Beatles at the age of 13. Says Frisell, "John Lennon's music has been with me, the band, everybody, the world...seems like forever. The songs are part of us. In our blood. We've been preparing our whole lives." *Part of the Beyond Jazz Series
The Lobero LIVE Encore Season is proudly sponsored by Union Bank. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara Independent and KCSB 91.9 FM. Lobero LIVE is funded in part by the Events and Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. Jazz at the Lobero receives additional sponsorship from the Lobero Theatre Endowment for American Roots Music, CASA Magazine and Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
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