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.
Photo: Martin Philbey