PREVIEW: Pat Metheny

On Wednesday night, Hill Auditorium will play host to the legendary jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny.  Pat is truly a pioneer of modern jazz guitar.  He has a distinct improvisatory style that is admired by many and has helped him earn 20 Grammys.  While his compositions are mostly jazz, he has the musical skill to delve into other genres and create great music for them.  In fact, last year, he wrote a concerto for two percussionists that the Philadelphia Orchestra premiered with their Principal of Percussion, Christopher Deviney, and world renowned marimba soloist She-e Wu.  In addition to his collaborations with musicians of other musical genres, he has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz including Ornette Coleman, Gary Burton, and Herbie Hancock.  In addition to his 20 Grammys, Metheny has a host of other accolades to his credit including induction into the Downbeat Hall of Fame and becoming the youngest person to earn the title of NEA jazz master.  This performance promises to be one of the best musical performances put on by UMS this year.  The show starts at 7:30 with no intermission.  There are still tickets available!


ajayw is a junior in SMTD and Economics. It is his third year reviewing for art[seen]. As a music student, ajayw takes great interest in reviewing the music events on campus, especially those brought in by UMS.

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