CAP UCLA Presents Pat Metheny at Royce Hall
A night of live jazz, Thurs. September 15, 8PM
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present Pat Metheny, revolutionary jazz guitarist and 20-time Grammy Award winner. He returns to Royce Hall after fourteen years and will perform a range of music from throughout his celebrated career. Tickets ($39 – $79) for Thursday, September 15 at 8 p.m. are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.
Pat Metheny will take the stage with his longtime drummer Antonio Sanchez, who has been his most consistent associate since 2000. Popular on the New York scene, Malaysian/Australian musician Linda Oh will join him on bass. Completing the ensemble is British pianist Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in years.
Pat Metheny began his career as a teenager, learning from and performing with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City. He burst onto the international scene in 1974 and inspired a new generation of players by reinventing the traditional “jazz guitar” sound. His versatility and fearless creativity have been paramount to his success, and he was recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only fourth guitarist ever.
Pat Metheny’s textured sound and dynamic compositions led to work with David Bowie, Steve Reich, Herbie Hancock, and Milton Nascimento. His sound ranges from modern jazz to rock to classical, and he has won 20 Grammy Awards across12 different categories. The Pat Metheny Group won an unprecedented seven consecutive Grammys for seven consecutive albums. His discography spans 1976 to 2016, with three gold records for Still Life (Talking), Letter from Home, and Secret Story.
More than a master guitarist, Pat is a lauded innovator. He was one of the first jazz musicians to use the synthesizer as a serious instrument, and played an integral role in the development of several new guitars. He helped develop the soprano acoustic guitar, the 42-string Pikasso guitar, Ibanez’s PM-100 jazz guitar and many other custom instruments.
His musical expertise extends beyond the stage and into the academic arena. At age 18, he was the youngest teacher to ever be hired at University of Miami. A year later, he became the youngest teacher ever hired at Berklee College of Music, where he received an honorary doctorate more than 20 years later (1996). He’s taught music workshops across the globe from Dutch Royal Conservatory to the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz in Asia and South America.
General tickets are available at www.cap.ucla.edu, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 310.825.2101 or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office on campus. $25 UCLA Student, Faculty & Staff tickets are available for purchase online or at the Royce Hall box office night of show.