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  • April 30, 2019

    Happy International Jazz Day! Looking for a soundtrack to celebrate? Check out the Nonesuch: Jazz playlist on Spotify and Apple Music here, featuring new and classic songs from Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Tigran Hamasyan, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Allen Toussaint, James Farm, Rokia Traoré, Joni Mitchell, and others. And to hear new tracks as they’re added with music from new and upcoming releases, subscribe to the playlist today.

  • March 13, 2019

    The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2019–20 season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed venue's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Kronos Quartet, and Pat Metheny, as well as works by Steve Reich.

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  • Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

    But for legions of his fans worldwide, there is no setting that defines Metheny the musician more than his role as bandleader of one of the most acclaimed and influential musical ensembles of the past quarter century, the Pat Metheny Group. As the only group in history to win seven consecutive Grammy awards for seven consecutive releases, the Pat Metheny Group has occupied a nearly undefinable musical territory that is accessible to listeners of all kinds while never compromising a unique compositional and improvisational integrity that is unparalleled among contemporary and mainstream jazz groups.

    Founded by Metheny in 1977, the PMG has relentlessly traveled the world playing and selling out concerts, festivals and clubs in more than 40 countries, becoming one of the most active and popular touring acts of any kind anywhere. Each new record and tour are awaited with eager anticipation and speculation; this is a band with an imagination and no-holds-barred creativity that has constantly surprised and delighted fans with the unexpected, yet always delivers on the endless promise of imagination and pure melody that was invoked from the first notes of their first record.

Pat Metheny

Tour

Sun, Nov 17
Chiari
Palasport San Bernardino
Sun, Nov 17
Chiari
Palasport San Bernardino
Tue, Nov 19
Genova
Teatro Carlo Felice
Tue, Nov 19
Genova
Teatro Carlo Felice
Fri, Nov 22
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Fri, Nov 22
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Sun, Nov 24
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Sun, Nov 24
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Tue, Nov 26
Bologna
Teatro EuropAuditorium
Tue, Nov 26
Bologna
Teatro EuropAuditorium
Wed, Mar 4
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Wed, Mar 4
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Fri, Mar 6
St Kilda
Palais Theatre
Fri, Mar 6
St Kilda
Palais Theatre
Sat, Mar 7
Sydney
State Theatre
Sat, Mar 7
Sydney
State Theatre
Fri, Mar 13
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Fri, Mar 13
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Tue, Mar 17
Rio de Janeiro
Vivo Rio
Tue, Mar 17
Rio de Janeiro
Vivo Rio
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Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

Biography: 

Over the course of 40 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, Metheny has participated in just about every avenue of modern music making that the early 21st century might offer a musician. Seemingly bent on blurring and obliterating stylistic boundaries at every opportunity, he has created an expansively impressive body of work that includes a series of highly influential trio recordings, award winning solo albums, scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures, duets with major artists such as Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and collaborations with other significant figures in modern music like Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Brad Mehldau and many others.

But for legions of his fans worldwide, there is no setting that defines Metheny the musician more than his role as bandleader of one of the most acclaimed and influential musical ensembles of the past quarter century, the Pat Metheny Group. As the only group in history to win seven consecutive Grammy awards for seven consecutive releases, the Pat Metheny Group has occupied a nearly undefinable musical territory that is accessible to listeners of all kinds while never compromising a unique compositional and improvisational integrity that is unparalleled among contemporary and mainstream jazz groups.

Founded by Metheny in 1977, the PMG has relentlessly traveled the world playing and selling out concerts, festivals and clubs in more than 40 countries, becoming one of the most active and popular touring acts of any kind anywhere. Each new record and tour are awaited with eager anticipation and speculation; this is a band with an imagination and no-holds-barred creativity that has constantly surprised and delighted fans with the unexpected, yet always delivers on the endless promise of imagination and pure melody that was invoked from the first notes of their first record.

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Tour

Sun, Nov 17
Chiari
Palasport San Bernardino
Sun, Nov 17
Chiari
Palasport San Bernardino
Tue, Nov 19
Genova
Teatro Carlo Felice
Tue, Nov 19
Genova
Teatro Carlo Felice
Fri, Nov 22
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Fri, Nov 22
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Sun, Nov 24
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Sun, Nov 24
Mogoro
Teatro Comunale
Tue, Nov 26
Bologna
Teatro EuropAuditorium
Tue, Nov 26
Bologna
Teatro EuropAuditorium
Wed, Mar 4
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Wed, Mar 4
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Fri, Mar 6
St Kilda
Palais Theatre
Fri, Mar 6
St Kilda
Palais Theatre
Sat, Mar 7
Sydney
State Theatre
Sat, Mar 7
Sydney
State Theatre
Fri, Mar 13
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Fri, Mar 13
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
Tue, Mar 17
Rio de Janeiro
Vivo Rio
Tue, Mar 17
Rio de Janeiro
Vivo Rio
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