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Late Night Session Sets
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Marcus Roberts Solo / Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
Friday, May 17, 2013
7:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Cover: Fri $40, Sat $45
Student: Fri $20, Sat $25
(Select sets with valid student I.D.)
With Alfredo Rodríguez, piano; Peter Slavov, bass; and Francisco Mela, drums
"We call [Marcus Roberts] 'the genius of modern piano,' because he is."
"[Alfredo Rodríguez is] one of the most prolific and gifted jazz pianists of the 21st century."
For this week’s Chick Corea Festival at JALC, Corea has chosen some of his favorite pianists to perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. On Friday and Saturday night, each set will be a double bill featuring both a solo performance by the legendary Marcus Roberts, and a trio performance led by the immensely talented 27-year old Alfredo Rodríguez. In addition to an exceptionally high level of performance—both technically and in terms of improvisational maturity—these artists are known for expertly adding their own styles to a range of demanding piano repertoire, while preserving the original intent of the composer. Corea’s decades of influential material will provide ample opportunity for these universally-lauded pianists—and the level of enthusiasm they garner cannot be overemphasized—to explore and honor a master musician.