- This event has passed.
Stanford Jazz Orchestra with special guest Alan Pasqua
May 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Bing Concert Hall - Map Link
Advance tickets: GENERAL $18 | STUDENTS $13 | SENIORS $13 (Now on sale!)
At the door: GENERAL $23 | STUDENTS $18 | STANFORD STUDENTS FREE WITH SUID | SENIORS $18
Alan Pasqua began studying piano at the age of seven, playing both classical and jazz. He attended Indiana University and received his Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory. While performing a concert at Carnegie Hall, Pasqua met the legendary drummer Tony Williams and was asked to join Williams’s group The New Tony Williams Lifetime. Pasqua later relocated in Los Angeles and started playing with more rock and pop artists including Bob Dylan, Santana, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, and Queen Latifa. In addition, he has worked with composers John Williams, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, Jerry Goldsmith, and Henry Mancini and on motion picture soundtracks.
In the jazz world, Pasqua has played and recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke, Gary Burton, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Gary Bartz, Reggie Workman, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Sheila Jordan, and Joe Williams. Aside from many critically-acclaimed recordings as a leader, in 2008, Pasqua arranged, co-produced, and played on the Grammy-nominated trio album, Standards. His critically-acclaimed 2011 release, Twin Bill (BFM Digital), features the music of Bill Evans performed on two pianos, both played by Pasqua.