Legendary guitarist Pat Metheny has his guitar ready and waiting to go for a special tour around Australia. Together with his band of up-and-coming musicians, the 20-time Grammy award winning musician will be bringing his famous jazz fusion style to the Riverside Theatre on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
With a career spanning over 40 years, the jazz aficionado has done it all: collaborating with artists such as David Bowie and Joni Mitchell; releasing numerous albums with over 20 hitting the top 10 and three going gold; and pioneering the jazz fusion style. Since the beginning of his career in 1974, and the release of his first album Bright Size Life in 1975, Metheny has constantly redefined the jazz genre by being determined to experiment with new technologies and push the sonic boundaries of instruments. This tenacity and passion for his music has brought him many accolades, from Grammy awards to being the youngest ever inductee in the Downbeat Hall of Fame.
Despite consistently touring since becoming a bandleader in the 70s, and performing over 100 shows a year, it has been five years since he has graced an Australian stage. This will also mark the third time the jazz guitarist has performed in Australia. Expect a performance that will harvest music from his career, potentially including yet-to-be-recorded new music that is set to be released early next year.
Joining Metheny are drummer Antoni Sanchez, who has been playing alongside him since 2002 and has recently gained popularity when his score for the Oscar-winning film Birdman was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Grammy. Although she was born in Malaysia, bassist Linda May Han Oh was raised in Perth and has since become an active part of the New York scene. British pianist Gwilym Simcock rounds out the impressive line up.
Pat Metheny plays Riverside Theatre on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Tickets go on sale September 16.