Chick Corea and Béla Fleck
presented by Jazz St. Louis
.“It’s everything a collaboration of this caliber should be – perhaps even a little bit more.” BBC
NEA Jazzmaster Chick Corea’s restless creativity knows no bounds. His groundbreaking band Return To Forever launched the fusion era of the 70s. His work with flamenco great Paco de Lucia led to the formation of Touchstone, a band whose fiery Latinismo music has bridged the world of flamenco and jazz. His Piano Concerto No. 2 headlined Vienna’s Mozart Celebrations. Corea’s whole career is the stuff of jazz lore, an amalgamation of influential, limit-stretching, genre-bending musical experiences that have garnered him 18 Grammy awards and legions of fans worldwide.
Béla Fleck, considered the premiere banjo player in the world, lives to improvise and loves to work with unexpected musical fusions. His mix of jazz and bluegrass, dubbed “blu-bop,” with his group, the Flecktones, was an unexpected commercial success, as well as critically-acclaimed and award-winning. Fleck has won 12 Grammys, and is the only musician to be nominated for Grammys in jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, gospel, composition, and world music categories.
Fleck and Corea also won a Latin Grammy for their duet album, The Enchantment.
- March 23, 2013
- Tickets on sale August 14.
- $125 (GC), $50, $35
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