Chick Corea Tour Schedule
Many music lovers realize that there is not much that can compare to see a real jazz
giant performing live. This is the exact opportunity you have in seeing a Chick Corea concert. He has been a huge influence
on the jazz scene since the Sixties and has played alongside many of the biggest names in the history of the genre. His seamless
transitions from jazz to post bop to Latin jazz to classical, to bebop and beyond makes Chick Corea impossible to pin down.
Whatever style of music he is playing you can be sure that a live Chick Corea show is going to be an unforgettable experience.
Corea has a series of concerts lined up in April, kicking off on April 3rd when he will share the stage at Sound Board at
Motor City Casino in Detroit, Michigan with Bela Fleck. On the 5th he will again play with Bela Fleck at The Auditorium in
Chicago, Illinois before playing three solo shows: at Town Hall in New York on the 10th, at Paramount Theatre in Rutland,
Vermont on the 12th, and at Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on the 13th. The April tour will finish with a final show
with Bela Fleck at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on April 24th. Keep checking back on StubHub to see when Chick Corea adds
concert dates near you.
About the Artist
Chick Corea seemed destined for jazz superstardom from the start
as his father, was a jazz musician and he grew up constantly surrounded by jazz players. From an an early age he was exposed
to and influenced by jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Bud Powell, and the like. He began taking piano lessons
at eight after spending some time exploring the instrument on his own. The early lessons in classical music helped Chick Corea
develop skills in composing music which he would hone the rest of his life. As a teenager he began playing in bands and after
high school moved to New York where he took classes at Juilliard and Columbia University but ultimately dropped out, staying
in New York to be part of the exciting music scene there. His first professional gig was playing in Cab Calloway's band and
before long was playing with Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, and others. In the late Sixties Chick Corea started playing with
more avant garde musicians like Miles Davis, Joe Farrell, and Circle. He continued to expand his repertoire in the early Seventies
and was an early adopter of the jazz fusion style. He has won 20 Grammy Awards and been nominated for 59 and still makes compelling
music and tours to this day.
In the Sixties Chick Corea really began to make a name for himself
when he teamed up with fellow jazz legend Miles Davis. His piano solos on Davis' recordings stood out from the start and both
critics and fellow musicians took notice of the wizard on the piano and keyboards. It was at this time that he became known
as a pioneer of jazz fusion and electric piano. This work was just the start of a lengthy career that would result in Chick
Corea becoming recognized as one of the greatest jazz pianists and keyboardists of all time. He continues to push the genre
and influence generations of musicians who discover his music anew daily.
If you are looking
to see a true legend and master of his craft look no further than virtuoso pianist and composer Chick Corea. The world renowned
jazz musician has spent decades perfecting his art as well as finding new avenues of musical expression to explore. All of
this hard work to which Chick Corea has dedicated his life is on full display when you head out to the concert hall the night
of a Chick Corea performance. It is a transcendent experience like no other as Corea bounces from style to style always able
to keep the listener engaged and wondering what is coming next. Whenever and wherever Chick Corea is performing, one thing
is for certain, he will be surrounded by some of the best musicians on the planet and will be geared up to put on an amazing
show. It is an incomparable concert that you will hope never ends. By the time the night is through you will be anxiously
awaiting the next time Chick Corea comes back to town.
Chick Corea read Dianetics in 1968 and became
interested in Scientology which helped him to enrich his personal relationships. After reading Dianetics, Corea began reading
L. Ron Hubbard's science fiction novels and eventually became friends with the author. Corea and Hubbard wrote letters back
and forth for years up until L. Ron Hubbard's death and Correa appeared on Space Jazz: The Soundtrack of the Book Battlefield