Concert Scheduled Feb. 9, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2013) – It’s one thing to be a popular musician but another to be recognized by peers and critics alike as an innovative, indefatigable and incomparable jazz/rock guitarist and virtuoso. Pat Metheny, a 20-time Grammy® award winner in 12 different categories including Best Rock instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and Best Instrument Composition, brings his “incredible” Unity Group for a one-night special at The Mahaffey Theater, Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the Pat Metheny Unity Group start at $45 and will go on sale Friday, Sept. 27 at noon.
Pat Metheny, named “2012 Guitarist of the Year” in Downbeat’s Readers Poll, reinvented the traditional “jazz guitar” sound for a new generation of musicians, utilizing new technology and continues to evolve the improvisational – and sonic – potential of his instrument. He has spent most of his life on tour, averaging between 120-240 shows a year since 1974.
Metheny has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Milton Nascimento and David Bowie. His body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras and ballet pieces with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical.
His acclaimed Pat Metheny Group has won an unprecedented seven consecutive Grammies® for seven consecutive albums.
His new Pat Metheny Unity Group with members Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi resulted from The Unity Band project. The project was a “life-changing” gig that Metheny didn’t want to end after the completion of the 2012 tour. The Pat Metheny Unity Group will release a new recording in February 2014.
Tickets for the Pat Metheny Unity Group are $45, $55 and $65 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. This show also qualifies for a special 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call Cherie at 727.892.5716.
The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added ticketing charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
About The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
About The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.