Grammy-nominated guitarist Mike Stern, a noted solo artist, guitar hero, and veteran of bands such as Miles Davis, Steps Ahead, and The Brecker Brothers, returns to Blues Alley with two of his favorite collaborators: Drummer Dennis Chambers (now spending most of his time with Santana) and bassist Victor Wooten (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones fame). Rounding out the band is Stern's regular saxophonist, Bob Franceschini.
One cannot underestimate the enthusiastic following for these musicians: For example, last year they sold out an entire week of two-sets-a-night performances at Yoshi's in Oakland, California.
Mike, Vic, and Dennis infrequently play together anymore (due to their busy schedules) -- this is a rare opportunity to hear their powerful -- and very musical -- interplay on stage.
The always-in-demand Chambers -- a resident of Baltimore -- has a brand new CD, OUTBREAK, on the ESC label.
Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown. Call 202- 337-4141 for tickets, set times, and more information or go to: www.bluesalley.com
Stern is probably our favorite, most consistent 'live' guitarist... [ his music ] combined beauty and brute force." - Keith & Kent Zimmerman, JazzWeek
... a monster of a guitarist." - Steve Graybow, Billboard
...always an imaginative player." - Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times
For more information about Mike Stern go to: www.mikestern.org
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