John Patitucci and Grei, with Jay Azzolina and Nate Winn,
with opening acts:
Arlington High School Jazz Band, led by Tino D'Agostino,
Kevin Harris and Steve Langone Duo,
General admission: $20, students/seniors $10, kids age 10 and under $5, kids on laps free. [Advance ticket holders may also attend for free the John Patitucci Master Class, held earlier in the day.]
The complete schedule for the Arlington Jazz Festival can be found at http://www.arlingtonjazz.org/2018-lineup.html
Further background information on headliner John Patitucci:
John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world for the last 30 years and active in all styles of music. He is a three-time Grammy award winner, has been nominated over fourteen times and has played on many other Grammy award-winning recordings. Patitucci has performed and/or recorded with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker and countless others and is a long time member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet. He has been active as a composer has been commissioned to write for various chamber music groups. He has performed as a soloist with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony of Norway, the St. Louis Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra. Patitucci is currently a Visiting Scholar at Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute and also hosts an interactive online bass school through Artist-Works (www.artistworks.com). In 2015 he released his 14th solo CD, entitled Brooklyn, with the John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet featuring Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas on electric guitars and Brian Blade on drums. A documentary entitled Back in Brooklyn was filmed during the recording of Brooklyn. The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet continues to tour, with 2017 performances at both the Panama Jazz Festival and Jazzfest Bonn. In addition to his own groups, Patitucci continues to tour with The Wayne Shorter Quartet and a new trio Children of the Light, featuring Danilo Perez on piano and Brian Blade on drums. Children of the Light, who released their debut CD in 2015, will be touring Europe in mid-April, returning a few days before Patitucci then joins his daughter singer/songwriter Grei as headliners for this year’s Arlington Jazz Festival.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.