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Directions in Music: Our Times with Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove and Micheal Breaker at the Cerritos Center

by on Feb.02, 2005, under News

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HERBIE HANCOCK, MICHAEL BRECKER, ROY HARGROVE, SCOTT COLLEY & TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON CELEBRATE

DIRECTIONS IN

MUSIC:  OUR

TIMES

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AT THE CERRITOS

CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 8:00 PM

 

CERRITOS, CA – In 2001, pianist Herbie Hancock,

tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove collaborated to

celebrate the 75th anniversary of the births of Miles Davis and John

Coltrane.  Their project received two

Grammy Awards and their tour, including dates at the Cerritos Center

for the Performing Arts, were sold out events. 

Now they return to Southern California, with bassist Scott Colley and

drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, to continue the celebration of Directions in Music: Our Times at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on

Wednesday, February 9, 8:00 PM.  Tickets are now on sale at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Ticket

Office, by calling (800) 300-4345 or online at www.cerritoscenter.com.   Ticket prices range from $50-$25.

HERBIE HANCOCK is

the senior member of the all-star frontline, and like the title of his 1973

funk anthem Chameleon, he has proved an original force in a variety of

styles throughout his long career.  He is

a successful composer (Watermelon Man,

Maiden Voyage and Canteloupe Island are

just some of his hit-producing tunes); an accomplished and influential pianist

(as star sideman in Miles Davis' legendary quintet with saxophonist Wayne

Shorter, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams); and a producer of

timeless dancehall grooves (1983's Rockit),

and award-winning film soundtracks, including Blow Up and Around Midnight. 

            A major

figure in contemporary instrumental music, tenor saxophonist and composer MICHAEL BRECKER is a seven-time Grammy

award-winner, and the first to win “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance” and

“Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” two years in a row.  Before recording his first solo album in 1987, Brecker was best-known as one of the

most in-demand sessions players in the '70s and '80s.  He helped shape an entire generation of Jazz

and R&B horn players, performing on over 600 albums with the likes of Chick

Corea, McCoy Tyner and Charles Mingus, as well as Rock heavyweights Paul Simon, James Taylor

and Joni Mitchell.  Most recently, Brecker has released his

first large ensemble record, Wide Angles, which features the 15-piece

Michael Brecker Quindectet. 

The album

appeared on dozens of “Best Jazz Record of the Year” list and won the

Grammy  for “Large Jazz Ensemble Album”

in 2004

Discovered while still in high school

by Wynton Marsalis, ROY HARGROVE has

followed a more worldly path than most straight-ahead Jazz soloists.  He has been recording as a soloist for more

than a decade, issuing four CDs on Novus before signing with Verve in

1993.  To date he has released a

catalogue of ten critically-acclaimed albums. 

He has recorded with veterans and younger Jazz players alike, formed and

recorded with his Latin ensemble Crisol and even appeared on Voodoo,

R&B star D'Angelo's chart-topping album.

Tickets are now on sale for Directions in Music at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday,

February 9, 8:00 PM.  For tickets or more information, call (800)

300-4345 or go online to www.cerritoscenter.com.

                                       

Event:                          

Directions in Music:  Our Times

                                   

Featuring

Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove with

Scott Colley and Terri Lyne Carrington

                                   

Theater:                       

Cerritos Center

for the Performing Arts

12700 Center

Court Drive,

Cerritos

 

Date:                           

Wednesday, February 9, 8:00 PM

                                   

Ticket Prices:                $50/$40/$25

 

Ticket Information:        Tickets

available only at the Cerritos

Center for the Performing

Arts Ticket Office, at www.cerritoscenter.com or by calling (800)

300-4345.


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