2017 DC JazzFest: An Evening with Pat Metheny at the Kennedy Center
featuring Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Buy Tickets
Pat Metheny makes his debut appearance at the DC Jazz Festival with a select group of musicians that he says “covers the widest range of everything I’ve done previously and… something beyond that.” Joining the guitar legend this year will be his long-time drummer Antonio Sanchez, composer of the much-noted film score for the award-winning Birdman, bassist Linda Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in many years.
“Pat Metheny represents our festival’s commitment to presenting jazz mastery and we are very excited about this Kennedy Center evening,” said DC JazzFest Artistic Director Willard Jenkins.
Metheny has won an astounding 20 GRAMMY awards in 12 different categories including Best Rock Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, and Best Instrumental Composition. The Pat Metheny Group won an unprecedented seven consecutive GRAMMIES for seven consecutive albums. Drummer Antonio Sanchez’s score for the Oscar-winning Alejandro González Iñárritu film Birdman was nominated for a Golden Globe and a 2016 GRAMMY, as well as dozens of other prizes around the world.