Bassist John Patitucci in residence Feb. 23-26

John Patitucci and Marc Seales
John Patitucci (right) and Marc Seales

Three-time Grammy winning bassist John Patitucci is in residence at the School of Music February 23-26 through the Barry Lieberman and Friends Series.

At the forefront of the jazz world for the last 25 years and active in all styles of music, Patitucci has been nominated for Grammy Awards more than a dozen times. His latest CD, Remembrance, features saxophonist Joe Lovano and drummer Brian Blade. Both Remembrance and his 2007 release, Line by Line, were Grammy nominated in the Best Instrumental Jazz Album category.

He has performed and/or recorded with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Kenny Garrett, Victor Feldman, Nancy Wilson, and numerous others.

While in residence at the School of Music, Patitucci will lead two master classes--one for jazz students (Thursday, February 23, 1:30 p.m., Brechemin Auditorium) and one for classical music students (Saturday, February 25, 2 p.m., Brechemin Auditorium). His visit concludes with a concert at Brechemin Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, for which he will be joined by School of Music faculty pianist Marc Seales.

Admission to the master classes is free and open to the public. Ticket details and more information about the February 26 concert with Marc Seales are available here.