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Mike Stern Band feat. Randy Brecker, Anthony Jackson, and Keith Carlock

Tue, Dec 10 -
Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Doors open at 6:00 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
$26.50 Free parking

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes the Mike Stern Band for two nights and two shows. Band members are Mike Stern (guitar), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Anthony Jackson (bass) and Keith Carlock (drums). Show times each night at 7:30pm and doors open at 5:30pm.

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In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY® nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. His music has always come from a colorful and diverse part of town, a place where numerous artistic styles converge to create a fresh sound that is rooted in jazz but refuses to adhere to rigid borders. Since his earliest recordings, this former band mate of Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham and other high-profile innovators, has grafted elements of rock, blues, soul and more to his solid jazz foundations. On Stern’s street, anybody who brings a sense of energy, eclecticism and passion to the craft of music is welcome to play.

Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa.

Bassist Anthony Jackson stands as one of the masters of the instrument. The ubiquitous sideman's exhaustive discography spans many genres' of music. An academician, his tenacious research into the origins of the bass led to the invention of the six-string contrabass, a couple of decades before five-string basses became popular. He also has the distinction of co-writing with Gamble & Huff, the O'Jays' million-selling single "For the Love of Money," from their platinum album Ship Ahoy. Jackson's dynamic, flanged, plucked bassline on the single set a precedent among four-string axe players.

Drummer Keith Carlock has recorded and/or toured with such musical luminaries as John Mayer, Sting, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, The Blues Brothers Band, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Wayne Krantz, Rudder, Harry Belafonte, Oz Noy, Larry Carlton, Clay Aiken, Rascal Flatts, Paula Abdul and Grover Washington, Jr, to name a few.

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