05.07.2017 KL.17:00
Kongsberg Musikkteater
KR. 690/750/850,-

The Chick Corea Elektric Band

The Chick Corea Elektric Band is one of the very few jazz ensembles who have truly revolutionized the art form. Their self-titled debut album came like a thunderbolt in 1985, where they merged jazz, rock, latin and funk with sonic inventions that still sounds futuristic.

The classic quintet – with Chick Corea on piano, Dave Weckl on drums, John Patitucci on bass, Eric Marienthal on sax, Frank Gambale on guitar – produced a stunning series of successful albums in the 1980s. A shock wave of influence goes from hip-hop to EDM and to today’s most essential jazz performers such as Snarky Puppy.

On this tour the bass player Nathan East will replace John Patitucci, while the remaining four are the same as the original line up.  

Chick Corea – Piano & Keyboards
Dave Weckl – Drums
Nathan East – Bass
Eric Marienthal – Saxophone
Frank Gambale – Guitar

This exclusive concert was one of the highlights during Chicks 75th celebration, a full year of worldwide creative experiences, culminating in a two-month stint as resident artist at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club. This concert is exclusive for Scandinavia.

– “It’s really fun to be able to present a band that has meant so much to several generations of jazz lovers. Also, that this concert is exclusive for Scandinavia, will hopefully lead to many securing this treat of an event”, says festival director Kai Gustavsen.

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