Season 5 Opening Night: An Evening with Pat Metheny | SFJAZZ
An Evening with Pat Metheny
Far more than a guitar legend, Pat Metheny is a brilliant builder of bands, and he opens the Fifth Anniversary season with his latest game-changing ensemble. Featuring a powerhouse international cast of players who’ve distinguished themselves on a multitude of creative fronts, the quartet continues Metheny’s groundbreaking run with Mexican-born drummer Antonio Sánchez. The motor for almost every Metheny project since the late 1990s, Sánchez reconfigured the Hollywood soundtrack landscape with his percussion-driven score for 2015’s Academy Award-winning film Birdman. When Linda Oh’s not leading her own band, the Malaysian-born, Australian-raised bassist works with heavyweights like Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas. And 35-year-old British pianist Gwilym Simcock is one of Europe’s most acclaimed and influential young musicians, equally in demand in jazz and classical settings as a player and composer. The quartet is just the latest sign that Metheny isn’t easing into his revered veteran status. Busier than ever these days, the 20-time GRAMMY winner recently released two new Nonesuch albums, and even did a sideman stint on rising sax star Logan Richardson’s Blue Note debut.
During Opening Night Members enjoy champagne, open bar and hors d'oeuvres, and Member gifts throughout the evening starting at 6 PM.
- 6:00 PM: Opening Night Reception Begins
- 6:30 PM: Season 5 Champagne Toast!
- 7:00 PM: Julian Lage Trio in JHL - Members Only Tickets here
- 7:30 PM: Pat Metheny in Miner - Members Only Tickets here
- 8:30 PM: Julian Lage Trio in JHL - Members Only Tickets here
Champagne, Drinks + Food, Member Gifts continue throughout the evening until 11PM.
Pat Metheny guitar
Gwilym Simcock piano
Linda Oh bass
Antonio Sánchez drums