Buster Williams "Something More" 75th Birthday Quartet
Tue, Jun 27 -
All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley welcomes bassist and composer Buster Williams and his 75th Birthday Quartet with George Collian (piano), Lenny White (drums) and Steve Wilson (sax). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.
It was Buster's big, earthy sound that anchored several of the early 70's recordings by Herbie Hancock, Joe Farrell and others that first brought me into this music. One of the truly great bassists in the history of Jazz, Buster has performed and recorded with a veritable Who's Who of Jazz greats representing a wide array of styles.
He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Dakota Staton, Kenny Dorham, and Freddie Hubbard, to name a few.
Grace KellyTue, Mar 21 - Wed, Mar 22
Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24 year old. Having been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Grace Kelly recently released her 10th CD as a leader. The latest album, Trying To Figure It Out was voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll.
Elvin Bishop BandThu, Mar 23 - Sun, Mar 26
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and blues master... "Rousing, down-home, feel-good music...spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide...Bishop's a superb guitarist of great strength and skill...a rocking' good time with his 6-peice band!" - Guitar World