TODAY: John Patitucci, jazz bass

4 Mar


We are pleased to welcome acclaimed jazz bassist John Patitucci to the School of Music today at 1:30 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium for a master class with UW music students. He is in town this week for an engagement at Jazz Alley as a member of the McCoy Tyner Quintet.

A three-time Grammy award winner, Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world for the last 25 years and active in all styles of music. In 2005, as a member of The Wayne Shorter Quartet, Patitucci won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. He also was nominated for a Grammy in 2004 for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal, and in 2003 for Best Instrumental Composition for a work entitled Communion, featuring Branford Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, and violist Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet.

Patitucci has won many magazine polls and awards as a double bassist and bass guitarist, most recently as a member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet, which won the 2003 Downbeat critics’ poll for Best Acoustic Jazz Group and Best Jazz Recording. He has performed and/or recorded with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Kenny Garrett, Victor Feldman, Nancy Wilson and countless others.

Admission to the master class is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!

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