The Cap Jazz Series is proud to present the Pat Metheny Unity Group at the Vogue Theatre on Monday, March 3 @ 8 PM. With over 20 Grammy awards to his name and a new album, Kin (←→), just released, legendary jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny and the Unity Group will make their Vancouver debut. With Chris Potter on saxophone, Antonio Sanchez on drums, Ben Williams on guitar and Giulio Carmassi on piano, the group will captivate the audience in a showcase of amazing musical talent and creativity.
Metheny’s impressive career has spanned over forty years, starting at the the tender age of 15 when he began performing professionally in clubs to his stint as the youngest teacher at the University of Miami at the age of 18 to performances with the likes of Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock and David Bowie.
A musical pioneer, his influence has spread far and wide and he continues to push the boundaries within jazz and synthesized music. His list of awards and nominations is beyond impressive. He has 35 Grammy nominations under his belt, 20 of which he won, including an unprecedented 7 in a row for 7 consecutive PMG recordings (the Group has won a total of 10), 3 Gold Records (Secret Story, Still Live Talking, Letter From Home), he was inducted into the DownBeat Hall of Fame in November, 2013 and has released 37 recordings totaling about 20 million in sales worldwide.
On average, Metheny tours 120-240 days a year and has done so since 1974. He brings his latest project, the Unity Group, to Vancouver for the very first time in what will be a night of powerhouse performances.
“The Unity Band project was life-changing for me” says guitarist Pat Metheny. “I have led many groups of talented musicians, but what went down with that band on a night after night basis was inspiring in a way that was really unlike anything else. When we did our last gig, as we walked off the stage all I could think about was that I didn’t want it to end, and I knew it was the same for Chris, Antonio and Ben too”