Brad Mehldau duo with Mark Guiliana

Brad Mehldau duo with Mark Guiliana

Brad Mehldau, duo

with Mark Guiliana

Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau duo with Mark Guiliana

Brad Mehldau, duo

with Mark Guiliana

Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Mark Guiliana

Brad Mehldau duo with Mark Guiliana

Over the past two decades, Brad Mehldau has earned a spot in the jazz piano firmament next to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea and Fred Hersch as a supremely expressive improviser who turns performances into emotionally wrought journeys. He’s an ambitious composer and adventurous song sleuth, as likely to interpret an atmospheric Bjork tune as a treasured Irving Berlin ballad, at times seamlessly blending the two. An artist whose wide-ranging vision is impossible to sum up in one sentence or performance, Mehldau settles into the SFJAZZ Center for a four-day residency, stretching out in a fascinating array of intimate settings.

In another and decidedly electrified duo encounter, Saturday sees Mehldau on electric piano and synthesizer, joining forces with the endlessly inventive drummer Mark Guiliana for the west coast debut of their electro-funk Mehliana project. Best known for his long association with bassist Avishai Cohen and his own Heernt and Beat Music projects, the world-funk infused Guiliana has also worked widely with saxophonist Donny McCaslin, vocalist Gretchen Parlato and guitarist Lionel Loueke. 

Artist Personnel

Brad Mehldau keyboards
Mark Guiliana drums

"Perhaps the most influential jazz artist of his generation. " — DownBeat on Brad Mehldau
"Mehldau is a modern jazz star often characterized as a cerebral explorer, a dynamic, incisive improviser…In fact, the guy is a lot of fun, too…beautiful and direct, the art of the trio at its apex. " — Mojo