I sector piazza € 50
II sector piazza € 40
I sector stairs € 30
II sector stairs € 20
in collaboration with Umbria Jazz
Duration: 2 hours
One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a bandleader to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Renée Fleming, Ian Bostridge, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike. His forays into melding musical idioms, in both trio (with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums) and solo settings, has seen brilliant re-workings of songs by contemporary songwriters like The Beatles, Cole Porter, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Gershwin and Nick Drake; alongside the ever evolving breadth of his own significant catalogue of original compositions.
Mehldau recently premiered his Piano Concerto at Philharmonie du Paris, a piece co-commissioned by Orchestre National d’Île de France; L’Auditori de Barcelona; the Barbican Centre London and Britten Sinfonia; Philharmonie Luxembourg and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg; National Forum of Music, Wroclaw, Poland (Jazztopad Festival); and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.