Latest Pat Metheny Stories

2009-01-28 11:14:00

Festival Highlights include Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Gary Burton Quartet featuring Pat Metheny, Kind of Blue @ 50 Tribute to Miles Davis featuring Jimmy Cobb SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced that its 32nd Annual Freihofer's Jazz Festival will feature performances by Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Gary Burton Quartet featuring Pat Metheny and a celebration of Miles Davis' seminal album, Kind of Blue by jazz great Jimmy...

2008-08-19 00:00:22

By Roger Moore They teach it in Interviewing 101: find common ground with your subject. But when your subject is rich, famous, plump and happy Jack Black, that might be tricky. Do your homework and there, in the details of his 2006 wedding to cellist Tanya Haden, is the hook. "You know, the toughest interview I've ever had was with your father-in-law." Black takes the bait. His father-in-law? The legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden. You need to bone up on your jazz before talking to...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

Esperanza Spalding, a 23-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Ore., is so wildly talented that when her publicity material announces that she "might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music," it seems like a reasonable proposition. But Spalding, whose new album, "Esperanza," is a sprawling collage of jazz fusion, Brazilian and even a touch of hip-hop, doesn't want to be categorized just yet. "I guess you have to be in some genre because people have to...

2006-02-04 03:11:06

By Dan Ouellette NEW YORK (Billboard) - Micro-indie and artist-run labels will once again show their mettle at Wednesday's Grammy Awards, in light of 2005's historic win by Maria Schneider. Her CD "Concert in the Garden" snared the statuette for best large jazz ensemble, making it the first Grammy-winning album that was not available on retail shelves. She sold it exclusively on her ArtistShare-powered Web site. This year trumpeter Dave Douglas, who started his own Greenleaf Music...

2005-10-08 20:55:55

By Dan Ouellette NEW YORK (Billboard) - It may have been the Monterey Jazz Festival's 48th birthday this year, but at the three-day jazz extravaganza -- which took place September 16-18 at the county fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. -- there was a buzz on preparations already in motion for the silver 50th. A film crew shot footage throughout the weekend, and even fest general manager Tim Jackson admitted he was thinking ahead, saying that the 2007 festival was just around the corner...

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