St. Petersburg, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2016) – Larry Coryell, a contemporary giant of jazz guitar, will perform Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at The Palladium Theater, part of our “Mahaffey on the Move” series. His special guest will be the renowned Florida guitarist Nate Najar.
A staple on the music scene since the 1960s, Larry Coryell is one of the pioneers of jazz fusion. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing, a hard-edged, cutting tone, phrasing and note-bending that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences.
Coryell has recorded more than 100 albums, including collaborations with Gary Burton, John McLaughlin, Charles Mingus, Herbie Mann, Sonny Rollins and dozens of other luminaries.
The Palladium show will be a solo performance.
Nate Najar is one of the few contemporary musicians playing jazz on the classical guitar. His Candid Records release Blues For Night People – The Nate Najar Trio Remembers Charlie Byrd introduced him to the international stage, including performances at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the 2013 London Jazz Festival.
Nate will be accompanied by bassist John Lamb.
Tickets, $25, go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 12 at noon. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting Tuesday, Feb. 2 at noon. Tickets may be purchased online at mahaffeyonthemove.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. Student tickets are $20, with valid student ID, at the Mahaffey Box Office only. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; day of show tickets available only at The Palladium Box Office. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
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