Thu, Jul 13 -
All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.
Vouchers, promotional certificates, donated gift certificates, student discounts, senior discounts, children under 12 free discounts and 2 for 1 cards are not applicable for this show.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Burt Bacharach for four nights and four shows. Show times Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm with doors at 5:30pm each night. Band members joining Mr. Bacharach are Bill Cantos (keys), David Coy (electric bass), Elizabeth Chorley (violin), Thomas Ehlen (trumpet and flugelhorn), John Ferraro (drums/percussion), David Joyce (keys), Dennis Wilson (woodwinds), Josie James (singer), John Pagano (singer) and Donna Taylor (singer).
Burt Bacharach is one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century. In the ’60s and ’70s, he was a dominant figure in pop music, racking up a remarkable 52 Top 40 hits. In terms of style, Bacharach’s songs differed from much of the music of the era. Bacharach compositions typically boasted memorable melodies, unconventional and shifting time signatures, and atypical chords. Combining elements of jazz, pop, Brazilian music and rock, Bacharach created a unique new sound that embodied the time. Hal David, Bacharach’s primary collaborator, supplied Bacharach’s music with lyrics worthy of the best Tin Pan Alley composers. David’s unsentimental, bittersweet lyrics were often in striking contrast to Bacharach’s soaring melodies. While in the late 1970s Bacharach’s name became synonymous with elevator music (due in great part to its sheer familiarity), a closer listening suggests that his meticulously crafted, technically sophisticated compositions are anything but easy listening.
Earl KlughThu, Apr 20 - Sun, Apr 23
Celebrating 41 years, Klugh is a master of nylon acoustic guitar and fingerstyle technique. “…a guitarist with impeccable technique.” – The New York Times
Lizz Wright with opener Beth WoodTue, Apr 25 - Thu, Apr 27
Star Tribune exclaims, “Wright is equally capable of impressing a distinctive original on your memory bank or reorienting a familiar contemporary song via her personalized treatment and testimony, which ranges naturally through gospel, folk, jazz and R&B idioms.”