- One G-Pass to see Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory
- When: Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Greek Theatre
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $99 for section B (up to $133.80 value)
- $69 for the terrace (up to $106.10 value)
- $39 for section C (up to $80.55 value)
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How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory
- Pat Metheny is: one of the most successful jazz guitarists of all time
- His awards: 20 Grammys in 10 different categories, 3 gold records, entry in the DownBeat Hall of Fame, most strings on 1 guitar
- What was that last one?: his custom-built Pikasso is the only instrument of its kind, with 42 strings, 4 necks, and 2 sound holes; when tuned to concert pitch, the strings apply about 1,000 pounds of pressure to the body
- Other band members include: tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Antonio Sanchez, multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi
- What Metheny thinks the new quintet is capable of pulling off: “Just about anything”
- Bruce Hornsby is: the technically skilled pianist and songwriter best known for his multi-platinum single “The Way It Is” and co-writing “The End of the Innocence”
- What most people don’t know about him: his repertoire goes far beyond the piano-driven rock of his two most famous songs, covering everything from bluegrass to jazz and gospel
- His highly improvisational live show, in his own words: “I write the songs, we make the records, and then the records become a departure point… I think of my songs as living beings that evolve and change and grow through the years.”
- Sonny Emory is: a freelance drummer who’s played for some of the biggest names in the music industry, and has been working with Bruce Hornsby since 2004
- Some of their collaborations: the jazz albums Halcyon Days and Levitate; prank-calling Don Henley
- The pair’s musical bedfellows: Hornsby’s career has intersected with the Grateful Dead, and Emory is best known for his session and live work with Earth, Wind, and Fire, as well as Bette Midler, Steely Dan, and Jennifer Lopez