St. Petersburg, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2017) – Jazz guitar legend Pat Metheny, winner of 20 Grammy Awards – including seven consecutive Grammys for seven consecutive albums – performs to The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Mahaffey Theater Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Metheny, who burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974, has won countless polls as “Best Jazz Guitarist” and other awards, including three gold records. In 2015 he was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame, becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included (along with Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery), and its youngest member.
For An Evening With Pat Metheny, the guitarist’s group includes drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda Oh and pianist Gwilym Simcock. The program “could really be anything and everything,” Metheny muses. “With Antonio, Linda and Gwilym, I think we could and will do a wide range of things from throughout all of it – and maybe uncover what the next period has in store as well.”
Tickets are $59.50 and $75.50, and may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.
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 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.
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.