Thursday, October 1, 2009

"JacoFest", a tribute to Jaco Pastorius

JACOFEST - A Tribute to Jaco Pastorius at Iridium
Tue - Sun, Oct. 22 - 25, 2009

The late great bassist-composer Jaco Pastorius, a dear friend whom I first met in LA and later (unfortunately for the last time) in Brazil at the Rio/Monterey Jazz Festival in August 1980, when he autographed many Weather Report albums of my collection, was an undeniable force on contemporary jazz during the '70s as well as a towering influence on two generations of musicians. Now, this revolutionary genius of the electric bass will be feted at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York from October 22-25.

Included in this all-star gala, produced by impresario Charles Carlini, are Pastorius colleagues and former bandmates like trumpeters Miles Evans and Lew Soloff, saxophonists Alex Foster and Butch Thomas, trombonist David Bargeron, keyboardists Gil Goldstein and Delmar Brown, guitarist Billy "Spaceman" Patterson and drummer Kenwood Dennard. Featured bass players are Victor Bailey and T.M. Stevens. Other featured players include trumpeter Tim Ouimette, percussionist Pedro Martinez, bassist Andrew Sheron, and vocalists Falu and Gracie Finnigan.

For tickets, please call the box office at (212) 582-2121 or visit Iridium Jazz Club.

1 comment:

Sergio E. Benìtez said...