Tickets are now on sale to see pianist Chick Corea in concert, with Brian Blade on drums and Christian McBride on bass. They will be playing Sunday, October 3 at 7 p.m., at Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street (at O'Connor).
You can order tickets immediately at OttawaJazzFestival.com, or by calling the Festival office at 613-241-2633 during office hours. As of July 27, CD Warehouse and Compact Music will also be selling tickets. Reserved tickets are $56.50. General admission (i.e. back of the church) is $50.85 and student prices (11 to 25 years, with valid student ID) are $22.60. Taxes are included.
This is a new trio for Corea, born after the three musicians performed in the Five Peace Band on its tour of Asia and America in 2009. McBride has been part of the New York scene for the past 20 years, playing with Sting, Pat Metheny and McCoy Tyner, as well as composing and leading his own groups. Blade is one of the elite drummers in jazz today, who has worked with Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Garrett, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and who has held the drum chair in the Wayne Shorter Quartet for the past 10 years.
Chick Corea last performed at the Festival in 2008 for the Return to Forever reunion tour. Brian Blade performed in two concerts in 2009: with Wayne Shorter’s quartet, and with his own Fellowship Band.