JAZZ LEGENDS CHICK COREA AND GARY BURTON SHARE THE STAGE
Chick Corea and Gary Burton: Duets
Friday, January 18, 2013, 8 p.m.
Pre-Concert Talk with Gary Burton and Blaise Lantana, 7 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Chick Corea and Gary Burton: Duets on Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. The concert includes a 7 p.m. Arts-Connect talk on stage with Burton and KJZZ Music Director Blaise Lantana.
Tickets to the concert are available for $39, $49 or $69 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587). The pre-concert talk is free to all ticket holders.
An NEA Jazz Master and 18-time Grammy Award winner, composer and keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and artistic output.
Grammy Award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton is likewise celebrated for his musical innovation and remarkable four-mallet technique that brought the vibes into a new era.
The musical kinship of Corea and Burton may never have come together had it not been for a jam session during a festival in Germany in 1972. The impromptu encounter marked the beginning of a musical partnership that has lasted for four decades – not only on the performance stage but also over the course of numerous recordings, which have earned five Grammys.
Despite the years that have come and gone since that fateful European gig, Corea and Burton have not lost their ability to generate their unique brand of “cool heat.” This highly creative and prolific team celebrated their 40-year collaboration with the September 2012 release of Hot House on Concord Jazz. The Grammy-nominated album is a collection of songs that draws from the work of some of their favorite composers from the 1940s through the 1960s, from Thelonius Monk and Dave Brubeck to The Beatles.
This performance is made possible by signature sponsor Keith Baum of Abbot Downing.
LOCATION AND PARKING
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.
Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $15 in facility fees when purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same event in one order. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information and to order tickets. The group organizer also will receive two free tickets ($83 value) to see any one Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel performance.
The Store @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, unique furnishings for home and office, and music, books and greeting cards. Members receive a 10-percent discount, and gift-wrapping and shipping also are available. Purchases are tax-free and support the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: (480) 874-4644.
SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts.
The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art on behalf of the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.
HOW TO REACH US
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Fax: (480) 874-4699