Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, “Duets”

Thursday | January 16 | 2014 | 7:30 P.M.

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Whenever Chick Corea and Béla Fleck take to the stage, genres always fly fast and furious.  Performing together, these two master musicians weave duets out of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing and magical performances.

Béla Fleck, considered the premiere banjo player in the world, lives to improvise and loves to work with unexpected musical fusions.  In high school, Béla began experimenting by playing bebop on the banjo.  His “blu-bop” mix of jazz and bluegrass with his Flecktones was an unexpected commercial success, as well as critically-acclaimed and award-winning.  Fleck has won 15 Grammys and is the only musician to be nominated for Grammys in jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, gospel, composition and world music categories.

Chick Corea’s restless creativity knows no bounds.  His groundbreaking band Return to Forever launched the fusion era of the 1970’s.  His work with flamenco great Paco de Lucia led to the formation of Touchstone, a band whose fiery Latinismo music bridged the worlds of flamenco and jazz.  Chick’s whole career is the stuff of jazz lore, and amalgamation of influential, limit-stretching, genre-bending musical experiences that have garnered him 20 Grammy awards and legions of fans worldwide.