An Evening with Pat Metheny
With Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh and Gwilym Simcock.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23
It is one thing to attain popularity as a musician, but it is another to receive the kind of acclaim Metheny has garnered from critics and peers. Over the years, Metheny has won countless polls as Best Jazz Guitarist and awards, including three gold records for "(Still Life) Talking," Letter from Home” and "Secret Story." He has won 20 Grammy Awards spread out over a variety of different categories including Best Rock Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, and Best Instrumental Composition; at one point winning seven consecutive Grammies for seven consecutive albums. In 2015 he was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included, and its youngest member. Metheny has spent much of his life on tour, often doing more than 100 shows a year since becoming a bandleader in the 70s.