Note: This performance begins at 8 p.m. and has been relocated to the University Center for the Arts Griffin Concert Hall, located at 1400 Remington Street.
Chick Corea’s breakout album, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, announced his arrival as a master of the piano trio. And Chick’s spent the past 50 years constantly finding new trio adventures. With Carlitos Del Puerto on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums — the rhythmic backbone of his acclaimed group The Vigil — expect Chick's unmistakable genius on new standards, tunes from his piano heroes, and classic Chick Corea compositions.
Chick Corea has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer and bandleader is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with 63 nods – and 22 wins, in addition to a number of Latin Grammys. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Yet Chick has never been more productive than in the 21st century, whether playing acoustic piano or electric keyboards, leading multiple bands, performing solo or collaborating with a who’s who of music. Underscoring this, he has been named Artist of the Year three times this decade in the DownBeat Readers Poll. Born in 1941 in Massachusetts, Chick remains a tireless creative spirit, continually reinventing himself through his art. As The New York Times has said, he is “a luminary, ebullient and eternally youthful."