25 oct '15

Starts at 20.30u
€ 20,- / € 15,- (students)
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We are really proud to annaunce this concert of what some people call "the best jazztrio of the planet"! Three of the best musicians in a wonderfull improvising cooperation. It's already since 2000 that they have been playing with Wayne Shorter as the Wayns Shorter Quartet. Now they play with three as Children of the light.


Danilo Perez

Peréz (1965) already started making music when he was three years old and went to the Conservatory of Panama when he was ten. Later he moved to America, where he studied composition at the Berklee College of Music. He played with Steve Lacy and Wynton Marsalis, among others. He made his claim to fame as the youngest band member of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra. Gillespie was a great musical example to him, but also a mentor: he stimulated Peréz to explore his roots. Nowadays Danilo Pérez is one of the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. Herbie Hancock says: "… but there are still amazing musicians like Danilo Perez, who plays piano with Wayne Shorter's quartet. He is not afraid of anything."


John Patitucci

Patitucci was born in Brooklyn, New York, and began playing the electric bass at early age. After moving west, he studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University.

Patitucci has released 12 albums as a leader and he has played on many many other albums. Just to name a few musicians he has worked with: B.B. King, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Grusin, Sting, Bon Jovi. In 1986, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences voted Patitucci the MVP (Most Valuable Player) on acoustic bass. He has won two Grammy Awards (one for playing and one for composing). In addition, his first solo recording, John Patitucci, was number one on the Billboard Jazz charts. Patitucci has won many polls including: Best Jazz Bassist in Guitar Player Magazine, Readers' Poll and Best Jazz Bassist in Bass Player Magazine. Patitucci is famous for his subtle and virtuose playing.


Brian Blade

Blade (1970) was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. The first music he experienced was gospel

and songs of praise at the Zion Baptist Church where his father, Brady L. Blade, Sr., has been the pastor for fifty-two years. From 1988 through 1993, he studied and played with most of the master musicians living in New Orleans. In 1997, Blade formed The Fellowship Band with pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Chris Thomas, saxophonists Myron Walden and Melvin Butler, guitarist Jeff Parker, pedal steel guitarist Dave Easley and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. 

While continuing to work with the Fellowship Band, Blade has been a member of Wayne Shorter's quartet since 2000. He has recorded with Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell, Ellis Marsalis, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Billy Childs, Herbie Hancock, Dorothy Scott and Bob Dylan. Last North Sea Jazzfestival Brian Blade was performing in several projects and it was really a joy to hear and see him performing.

Schouwburg Junushoff, Plantsoen 3, 6701 AS Wageningen. To find the location have a look at  Google Maps




Perez/Patitucci/Blade - live Blue Note Milano

Perez/Patitucci/Blade - live Blue Note Milano

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