Chick Corea Kicks Off Tour at SPC
The 2018 tour of the Chick Corea Akoustic Band will be its first in more than 20 years.
ST. PETERSBURG – The Chick Corea Akoustic Band, the pioneering acoustic trio featuring legendary drummer Dave Weckl and master bassist John Patitucci, will start their 2018 touring season with a rare, intimate show at St. Petersburg College’s PC Music Hall.
They will play sets at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 13) at the Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets can be purchased through the “On Tour” tab at chickcorea.com.
Corea, a 22-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master, formed the band with Weckl and Patitucci 30 years ago, and they’ve been redefining the music scene together ever since, as a trio and as the rhythmic backbone of Corea’s Elektric Band. And yet an appearance from the crowd-favorite Akoustic Band is still a rare experience for jazz fans. The trio’s 2018 tour will be its first in more than 20 years.
“Dave, John and myself are all excited about playing as a trio again. The Akoustic Band is back! There’s so much to explore – past, present and future. Yes, and the adventure begins in St. Petersburg,” Corea said.
The 300-seat St. Petersburg College Music Hall invites the audience in close for a dynamic, thrilling performance of acoustic music by a band that perfected the art form. Expect the quintessential mix of brilliant Corea compositions, thrilling new takes on standards, and many more surprises.
The full Chick Corea Akoustic Band touring schedule, featuring a roster of shows throughout Europe and Australia, will be announced in early 2018.
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