John Abercrombie continues pushing the envelope of jazz guitar music into the 21st century. His vast experience as a jazz guitarist includes collaborative efforts with many of the all time greats in modern music including Chico Hamilton, Gato Barbieri, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Gil Evans, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner and Charles Lloyd.
He brings his organ trio to Three Stages for two back-to-back performances, in an acoustically superior venue.
“This is an exceptional chance to experience a jazz guitar master, in the 100-seat intimacy of the Scott-Skillman Recital Hall. We were very pleased to offer him and his organ trio a date as they make their way down to this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival,” Executive Director Dave Pier said.
John Abercrombie Organ Trio will perform in Three Stages on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $39 with student tickets priced at $12.
Tickets are available online at threestages.net or from the Three Stages ticket office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time.
Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus, 10 College Parkway in Folsom.
Although he sees himself as a player in the jazz guitar tradition of Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall, he is highly influenced by the lyrical stylings of Bill Evans and his music is charged with the eruptive melodic invention of Ornette Coleman.
His Organ Trio includes Gary Versace (organ) and Adam Nussbaum (drums).