Performing: 04/13/2014 - Buy Tickets
CHICK COREA HEADLINES THE WILBUR THEATRE ON APRIL 13TH
Boston, MA – Chick Corea is set to perform The Wilbur Theatre on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 7:30pm
A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.
Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 61 nominations. He’s also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category.
From straight ahead avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children’s songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.
Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.
Chick continues to make a significant impact on the scene, as evidenced by 2007’s Grammy-winning The Enchantment , 2008’s Grammy-winning The New Crystal Silence, 2009’s Returns and 2009’s Grammy-winning Five Peace Band Live.
In 2012, Corea took home two Grammys, including Best Improvised Jazz Solo, for Forever, the 2-CD set recorded on his acoustic trio tour with Return to Forever bandmates Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. The two honors were, remarkably, Corea’s 17th and 18th Grammy Awards.
Corea’s 2012 schedule continues his unbroken string of productivity, with three world tours and four new albums: the critically-acclaimed Further Explorations; The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintent and Chamber Orchestra, an ambitious new classical release and a crowning achievement in his work as a master composer; Hot House, a transcendent new set of standards in his Grammy-winning duet with Gary Burton; and the historic release of Return to Forever’s latest live album , The Mothership Returns.
Bill Blumenreich presents Chick Corea
Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 7:30pm
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston’s Historic Theatre District
For more information about Chick Corea visit http://www.chickcorea.com/
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