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Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums)

Thu, Jun 27 -
Sun, Jun 30, 2019




$32.50 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

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 one of the most versatile and awarded jazz guitarists in jazz history, Bill Frisell. In a trio format, joining him will be Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums), for four nights and 6 shows. Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday - Sunday.

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In a career spanning more than 25 years and over 200 recordings, including 25 albums of his own, guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell is now firmly established as a visionary presence in American music. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists, filmmakers and legendary musicians. But it is his work as a leader that has garnered increasing attention and accolades. The New York Times described Frisell’s music this way. “It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness."

Frisell’s recordings over the last decades span a wide range of musical influences. His catalog, including over twenty recordings for Nonesuch, has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade.”

2016

* Grammy nomination: 'Best Contemporary Instrumental Album' for GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!

2015

* Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the Year

2014

* Jazz Journalists Association 2014 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

* Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the Year

2013

* Jazz Journalists Association 2013 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

* Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the Year

2012

* Doris Duke Performing Artist Award

* Jazz Journalists Association 2012 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

2011

* Academie Charles Cross - "coup de Coeur" award - French equivalent of the US Grammy.

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

2010

* Echo Jazz Awards (Germany) - Best International Guitar Player

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

2009

* Grammy award nomination for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album" for History, Mystery

* Jazz Journalists Association 2009 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

2008

* Jazz Journalists Association 2008 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

2006

* (May) American Music Center Award - Letter of Distinction

* (December) Named a United States Artist Rasmuson Fellow

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll and Readers Poll: Guitarist of the year

2005

* DownBeat Magazine's Readers Poll: Guitarist of the year

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

* Grammy award for "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" for Unspeakable.

* The German Record Prize - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Bestenliste

Bill Frisell: Richter 858 (Songlines)

2004

* Grammy award nomination for Best World Music for Intercontinentals

2001

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Tie 1st with John Scofield; Guitarist of the year

1999

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

1998

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Jazz Album of the year, Guitarist of the year

1997

* The German Record Prize - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Jahrespreise

Bill Frisell: Quartet (Nonesuch)

1996

* DownBeat Critics Poll - Guitarist of the Year

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