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Chick Corea Hosts Month-long 70th Birthday Party at Blue Note in NYC

Keyboard giant and 17-time Grammy winner Chick Corea is hosting a month-long 70th birthday celebration at New York City's Blue Note, featuring 10 different star-studded lineups in more than 40 performances.

Fresh off a 70-city, multi-continental tour with Return to Forever IV, Corea returns to Greenwich Village 50 years after his debut on the NYC scene, bringing along a slate of guests, all of whom have been integral players in his legendary career:

  • Herbie Hancock
  • Marcus Roberts
  • Bobby McFerrin
  • Return to Forever Unplugged (Clarke, White, Gambale)
  • Gary Peacock & Paul Motian Trio
  • Five Peace Band (McLaughlin, Patitucci, Garrett, Blade)
  • Gary Burton with Harlem String Quartet
  • From Miles (Gomez, DeJohnette, Roney, Bartz)
  • Chick Corea's Flamenco Heart (Josele, Benavent, Pardo, Ballard, Buika)
  • Original Elektric Band (Patitucci, Marienthal, Weckl, Gambale)

Chick Corea and guests will perform at the Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY. Shows are 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. November 1-27. Tickets are $45 to $85.

For more info and a full schedule, click here.

Photo: Martin Philbey

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.