Jazz Tuesdays featuring the Music of Chick Corea
February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Jazz Tuesdays is a weekly event featuring great jazz musicians from all over the state of Michigan. Each week brings in a different guest artist and a new experience.
This week we feature the music of the great pianist and composer Chick Corea. Chick emerged as a major player in the 1960’s, playing straightahead jazz but reflecting the avant garde elements that were developing in the music of the times. His compositions “Spain,” “500 Miles High,” “La Fiesta,” and “Windows” are considered jazz standards.
As a member of Miles Davis’s band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion, and in the 1970s he formed the fusion band Return to Forever. With Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era. Corea continues to pursue other collaborations and to explore musical styles to this day. He is also known for promoting and fundraising for a number of social issues.
The lineup for our tribute band includes keyboardist Arlene McDaniel, saxophonist Jon Gewirtz, bassist Hank Horton, and Jazz Tuesdays host Jeff Shoup on drums. The host band will play the first set at 7pm, followed by a jam session until 10.
Jazz Tuesdays is generously sponsored by Gregg Hill Publishing, the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, and INDe Drum Lab.