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Mike Stern/Dave Weckl Band ft. Bob Malach & Tom Kennedy

Tue, Dec 4 -
Wed, Dec 5, 2018




$34.50 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 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes the all-star Mike Stern (guitar) Dave Weckl (drums) Band featuring Bob Malach (sax), and Tom Kennedy (bass). Show times are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early ‘80s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016 that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick. But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing.

A veteran who has played in the company of Miles Davis, Stanely Clarke, Alphonse Mouzon, Stevie Wonder, Horis Silver, the Brecker Brothers and more… Bob Malach is primarily known for the tenor sax but also plays alto sax, flute and clarinet. Stylistically he is often associated with saxophonist Michael Brecker, who is considered his most significant influence.

Tom Kennedy is an accomplished touring and studio acoustic and electric bass player, known for his signature style best described as deep, soulful grooves that merge seamlessly into acrobatic, horn-like soloing. Stern himself describes Kennedy as “one of the best bass players I've ever played with in my life.”

And then there’s drummer Dave Weckl. Beginning his collaborative relationship with Stern after an already illustrious career accompanying the likes of Chick Corea, Simon & Garfunkel, Madonna, and Robert Plant, Weckl has since been inducted into the Modern Drummer hall of fame. They rank him as one of the greatest 25 drummers of all time.

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