Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

May 3

8:00 PM

Friday, May 3, 2019

Iconic keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea, a 22-time Grammy® Award-winner and NEA Jazz Master, teams up with banjo innovator Béla Fleck, himself a 14-time Grammy® Award-winner, for a collaboration between two globally minded virtuosos. Through their compositions, the duo’s combined love for jazz, bluegrass and flamenco shines through.

To be announced from stage.


Béla Fleck, regarded as the world's greatest banjo virtuoso, explains how a popular TV sitcom led him to the instrument: "I heard the banjo on television, when I was about 5 or 6, on 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' " he said, referring to the hit ’60s series about an Ozark family that uproots itself to California after discovering "black gold" under their mountain shack. "That Earl Scruggs, three-finger picking, that whole style of bluegrass, had nothing to do with me culturally. But the sound of that banjo just grabbed my ear. I felt intoxicated." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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Funding for educational programs during the 2018/19 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.