Victor Wooten is known as a founding member of the Grammy award-winning band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, a three-time winner ofBass Player Magazine’s reader’s poll, and one of the top ten bassists of all time, according to Rolling Stone Magazine. But this only represents a portion of who Victor Wooten really is.
Currently, Wooten is a published author, an acclaimed teacher, a naturalist who enjoys teaching, a nonprofit administrator, and an entrepreneur, among other activities. A few years ago, Victor and his wife purchased nearly 150 acres of land near Nashville, TN, and built a retreat center with the sole purpose of helping kids and adults improve their lives. A few years later, in order to be in complete control of his own music, Wooten formed a record label called VIX Records. He also continues to record and perform with artists such as Béla Fleck, Chick Corea, The Dave Matthews Band, SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten), and his brothers, as well as with The Victor Wooten Band.
Dennis Chambers began drumming at the age of four years, and was gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of six. Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. He is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket, which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum.
Saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger Bob Franceschini has appeared on more than 200 albums for artists of many idioms, including Mike Stern, Paul Simon, Willie Colon, Celine Dion, Bebe Winans, Tito Puente, Tower of Power, Victor Wooten, and Tom Browne. In addition to composing and arranging, Bob has performed as a touring musician with Mike Stern, The Yellow Jackets, Chaka Khan, Victor Wooten, George Benson, Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri, Tom Browne, Willie Colón, and many others.
Join us for a jazzy, funky evening! Doors open at 7:30pm. There is no opening act for this show.