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A Night at the Kennedy Center

Monday, June 12th

7:30 PM
An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh, and Gwilym Simcock
The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Concert Hall Get Directions


featuring Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock

 Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:30 PM

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 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.

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