PAT METHENY w/James Francies & Anwar Marshall

DSP Shows

PAT METHENY w/James Francies & Anwar Marshall

Wed · February 28, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Hangar Theatre

Ithaca, NY

$55.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

PAT METHENY was born in Lee’s Summit, MO on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the age of 15, he was working regularly with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City, receiving valuable on-the bandstand experience at an unusually young age. Metheny first burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974. Over the course of his three-year stint with vibraphone great Gary Burton, the young Missouri native already displayed his soon-to-become trademarked playing style, which blended the loose and flexible articulation customarily reserved for horn players with an advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibility -a way of playing and improvising that was modern in conception but grounded deeply in the jazz tradition of melody, swing, and the blues. With the release of his first album, Bright Size Life (1975), he reinvented the traditional “jazz guitar” sound for a new generation of players.

Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny
It is one thing to attain popularity as a musician, but it is another to receive the kind of acclaim Pat Metheny has garnered from critics and peers. Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards, countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist,” three gold records and in 2015 was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included and its youngest member. He continues to be one of the brightest stars of the jazz community, dedicating time to both his own projects and those of emerging artists and established veterans alike, helping them to reach their audience as well as realizing their own artistic visions.

Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side Eye” for this upcoming season. Pat explains “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way. The first edition of Side Eye will feature James Francies (keyboard, piano) and drummer Nate Smith.
Venue Information:
The Hangar Theatre
801 Taughannock Blvd
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://www.hangartheatre.org/